“The Christian Church is no longer in the majority. The question is how we might become an effectively activated minority?”

(From ‘In One Spirit’, by Dave Mann, published May 2019)

Unity Tour: Local churches together bringing national change

In 2020 (May to August, South to North), Dave Mann will be traveling nationally 

(1) To meet pastors’ groups to continue discussions regarding what both nationally-united and localised city-strategy for outreach might look like – and their interplay, while…

(2) To give 12 weekends to serve the agenda of 12 pastors’ groups, to bring new thinking and equipping to their leaders, youth leaders and members in a range of outreach-related areas.

Contact Dave for bookings. See more details and dates below.

(1) For more on the one-hour pastors’ group discussions 

The theme: Local churches together bringing national change.
  • The five areas shared last year will be discussed
  • The work of 3 or 4 other strategic organisations who sit in a similar space
  • The election will be discussed
  • Dates will need to fit Dave’s full schedule, and will rarely align with regular meeting times. Flexibility and some priority are requested in view of the unique nature of this visit and discussion.

If local churches can work together nationally in a small few things – we can catalyse positive strategic change!

 A gift: Dave’s book, ‘In One Spirit’, will be free to any pastor attending a pastors’ group meeting who does not yet have a copy.

(2) For more on the 12 weekends offered to pastors’ groups, to encourage some strategic changes of thinking amongst their leaders, youth leaders and members.

The purpose is to catalyse new thinking – which can catalyse new behaviour.

A bio, and a dozen outreach-related topics Dave enjoys speaking into, can be found here.

Dave is happy to work as a tool in the hands of local pastors, to give strategic input leaders, small group leaders, youth leaders and members on outreach-related topics.

Regarding dates: It is first-come first-served for the weekends. See below.

Regarding possibilities: Beyond talks with specific groups, or small group training for many – I can also do ‘mini conferences’ covering 5 for 6 topics in 15mins each + 5min Q&A, making for a 2.5 hour morning or evening ‘conference’.  

Note: This offer is to pastors’ groups working together, not individual churches.

2019 Dates 

Contact admin@shininglights.co.nz for queries or further details.

NORTHLAND

Monday – Day off

Tuesday – Travel

Wednesday

  • Kerikeri pastors – 8am
  • Kaitaia pastors – 12pm

Thursday

  • Dargaville pastors – 8am
  • Whangarei pastors – 11am

Friday (up to two parts of the day)

  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening

Saturday (up to two parts of the day)

  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening

Sunday (up to two parts of the day)

  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening

Friday (up to two parts of the day)

  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening

Saturday (up to two parts of the day)

  • Morning
  • Afternoon
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Sunday (up to two parts of the day)

  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening

AUCKLAND

Plausibly available to meet  pastors’ groups re city and national outreach strategy conversations in the last week of July, and through the month  of August (while  also connecting with pastors’ groups throughout the BOP and Waikato regions). Weekends of strategic input are also available to pastors’ groups – as elsewhere across the nation, where there is interest in this kind of  strategic input on the potentials of city and national unity for outreach.

North Shore Pastor’s group – Birkenhead? 

Korean Pastors’ Group (West Auckland)? 

North Shore Pastors – Mairangi Bay area? 

East Auckland Pastors?

West Auckland Pastors?

Manurewa and other South Auckland pastors?

Hibiscus Coast? 

WAIKATO & COROMANDEL

Monday – Day off

Tuesday – Travel

Wednesday

  • Paeroa pastors – 8am?
  • Thames pastors – 11am?
  • Morrinsville pastors – 2pm?

Thursday

  • Tokoroa pastors – 8am?
  • Rotorua pastors – 11am?
  • Taupo pastors 2pm?

Strategic weekend of input (Friday to Sunday) available.

Friday

  • Matamata pastors – 8am?
  • Hamilton Pastors – 12pm?
  • Otorohanga pastors 3pm?
  • (Huntly – another week on my way to Auckland?)

Strategic weekend of input available to a pastors’ group desiring this kind of input for themselves and their members.

Friday 24 July (up to two parts of the day)

  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening

Saturday 25 July (up to two parts of the day)

  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening

Sunday 26 July (up to two parts of the day)

  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening

BAY OF PLENTY

Monday 3 August – Day off

Tuesday 4 August – Admin

Wednesday 5 August

  • Te Puke pastors – 8am?
  • Whakatane pastors – 12pm?
  • Kawerau pastors – 4pm?

Thursday

  • Katikati pastors – 8am
  • Tauranga pastors – 12pm
  • (Waihi Pastors – another day when I’m on the way to Auckland?)
  • (Rotorua – see Waikato draft schedule)

Weekend of strategic input available for a pastors’ group interested in the BOP 

Friday 7 August (up to two parts of the day)

  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening

Saturday 8 August (up to two parts of the day)

  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening

Sunday 9 August  (up to two parts of the day)

  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening

TARANAKI, WHANGANUI & MANUWATU

Taranaki: A week in August? (Waitara, New Plymouth, Stratford, Hawera)

Manawatu/Whanganui: The week starting Monday 15 June

Monday 15 June – Day off

Tuesday 16 June – Travel

Wednesday 17 June

  • Feilding pastors – 8am?
  • Wanganui pastors – 12pm?
  • Marton pastors – 3pm?

Thursday

  • Levin pastors – 8am
  • Wanganui or Palmerston North pastors – 12pm

A weekend of input is available – meeting that pastors’ group 12pm Friday.

Weekend of strategic input regarding outreach

Friday (up to two parts of the day)

  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening

Saturday (up to two parts of the day)

  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening

Sunday (up to two parts of the day)

  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening

GISBORNE & HAWKES BAY

Monday 22 June- Day off

Tuesday 23 June –

  • 1pm Dargaville pastors?

Wednesday 24 June

  • 8am – Napier pastors?
  • 12pm – Hastings pastors?

Thursday 25 June

  • 12am – Gisborne pastors?

26-29 June: At conference at House of Breakthrough, Gisborne.

WAIRARAPA & WELLINGTON

Monday 8th June? – Day off

Tuesday – Travel

Wednesday

  • Kapiti – 8am?
  • Porirua pastors – 10.30pm?
  • Central and/or Miramar / Johnsonville Pastors –  1pm?

Thursday

  • Hutt pastors – 8am?
  • Masterton pastors – 12pm?

A pastors’ group  hosting a weekend of strategic input?

Friday (up to two parts of the day)

  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening

Saturday (up to two parts of the day)

  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening

Sunday (up to two parts of the day)

  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening

TASMAN, NELSON & MARLBOROUGH

Wed 20 May – Nelson / Motueka / Richmond / Blenheim Pastors?

Thursday 21 May – Kaikoura 12pm?

Monday 8th June? – Day off

Tuesday  9th June

  • 9am Westport
  • 2pm Nelson/Richmond/Motueka backup date?

Wednesday

  • To  Wellington
  • (Only unless a pastors’ group hosts a weekend of ministry)

A pastors’ group  hosting a weekend of strategic input re outreach?

Friday (up to two parts of the day)

  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening

Saturday (up to two parts of the day)

  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening

Sunday (up to two parts of the day)

  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening

WEST COAST

Monday 8th June? – Day off

Tuesday 9th June -Westport pastors – 9am?

 

GREYMOUTH: A weekend of strategic input

Friday 5 June  

  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening

Saturday 6  June 

  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening

Sunday 7 June 

  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening

CANTERBURY

Pastor’s group meetings

  • Thursday 21 May 12pm – Kaikoura?
  • Friday 22 May 8am – Rangiora?
  • Friday 22 May 11am – a Christchurch pastors’ group?
  • Friday 22 May 3pm – Ashburton?
  • Saturday 23 May – Morning and evening available.
  • Sunday 24 May – Rutland Street Chapel

Note – A weekend in Rangiora March 2020 – and  happy to return later this year or next for any  city/town pastors’ group desiring a weekend of strategic put regarding outreach together

Monday 25th May – Day off

Tuesday 26 May – Travel

Wednesday  27 May

  • 8am – Timaru pastors?
  • 1pm – Oamaru Pastors?

OTAGO & SOUTHLAND

Wednesday  27 May

  • 8am – Timaru pastors?
  • 1pm – Oamaru Pastors?

Thursday 28 May

  • 8am – Dunedin pastors?
  • 1pm –  Balclutha pastors?

Friday  29 May

  • 8am – Gore pastors?
  • 12pm Invercargill pastors?

29-31 May: A pastors’ group  hosting a weekend of strategic input  in Dunedin? Invercargill? Oamaru? Timaru? Gore? 

Monday 1 June – Day off

Tuesday 2 June – Travel

Wednesday 3 June 

  • 8am – Wanaka pastors?
  • 1pm – Alexandra Pastors?

Thursday 4 June – Travel

Weekend of strategic input – ?? (Dunedin? Timaru? Invercargill? Other?)

(Schedule up to two parts of each day)

  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening

Saturday (up to two parts of the day)

  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening

Sunday (up to two parts of the day)

  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening

The mandate for city pastors’ groups is surely to do things together that individual churches cannot accomplish alone, and the same limit would apply for any discussion on  what we might work on together as a collective of city/town pastors’ groups also!    

A comment from Dave Mann regarding the necessary limit on what our SLT team might bring to a city/town pastors’ group for discussion.