“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 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 a range of outreach-related topics. See the weblink above.

Regarding dates: It is first-come first-served. Dates need to fit with a tour beginning in the South late in May 2020, and progressively moving to the North, finishing early September 2020.

Regarding possibilities: While I can give strategic teaching to various groups, I can also do ‘mini conference’ in which I cover 5 for 6 topics in 15mins each + 5min Q&A, with a break time, making for a 2.5 hour morning or evening ‘conference’. Thinking determines behaviour. Strategically, this can impart fresh thinking which you could leverage afterwards.

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

2019 Dates 

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

NORTHLAND

SAMPLE FORMAT FOR NORTHLAND. Please don’t delete

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

AUCKLAND

North Shore Pastor’s group Auckland Session 1 (Including Children’s talk)

  • Date: 1 Aug (Thu)
  • Time: 10 am to 12 noon
  • Place: Birkenhead Community Church (33, Rawene Road, Birkenhead, Auckland).

Korean Pastors’ Group (West Auckland) confirmed

  • Date: 1 Aug (Thu)
  • Time: 1.30 – 3.00 pm
  • Place: Korean Presbyterian Church (22 Edmonton Road Henderson Auckland)

North Shore Auckland Session 2 + Combined Chinese Churches with Pastor Pan – confirmed

  • Date: 2 Aug (Fri)
  • Time: 10 am to 12 noon
  • Place: Mairangi Bay Community Church (49 Maxwelton Dr, Mairangi Bay, Auckland)

East Auckland Pastor’s group (Confirmed)

  • Howick Community Church
  • Date Sunday 4th August
  • 4 pm – 6 pm 
  • Place: 120 Picton St, Howick, Auckland 2014

Hibiscus Coast (Confirmed)

  • Date: 6 Aug (Tue)
  • Time: 9 am to 11 am
  • Place: Mission North Church, 9 Wainui Road, Silverdale

Hibiscus Coast  – evening children’s ministry session (Confirmed)

  • Date: Thursday 8th August
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Place: St Stephens Anglican Church,  3 Stanmore Bay Rd, Stanmore Bay, Whangaparaoa 0932

WAIKATO & COROMANDEL

WAIHI

  • Wednesday 12th June – 10:30 am – Waihi Salvation Army

THAMES

  • Apologies – people-resources didn’t stretch far enough for 2019. Contact Dave if interested in meeting.

MORRINSVILLE

  • Apologies – people-resources didn’t stretch far enough for 2019. Contact Dave if interested in meeting.

OTOROHANGA

  • Apologies – people-resources didn’t stretch far enough for 2019. Contact Dave if interested in meeting.

TOKOROA

  • Apologies – people-resources didn’t stretch far enough for 2019. Contact Dave if interested in meeting.

MATAMATA

  • Arranged privately. Contact your local pastors’ group.

HAMILTON

  • Arranged privately. Contact your local pastors’ group.

PAEROA

  • Apologies – people-resources didn’t stretch far enough for 2019. Contact Dave if interested in meeting.

TAUPO

  • Apologies – people-resources didn’t stretch far enough for 2019. Contact Dave if interested in meeting.

BAY OF PLENTY

ROTORUA

  • The week of 18 – 21 June

KATIKATI

  • Tuesday 18th June – 9 am – Cafe Viva

TE PUKE

  • Thursday 11th July – 12 pm

WHAKATANE

  • Tuesday 28th May 7 am

TAURANGA

  • Wednesday 5th June 12 pm at City Church C3  (252 Otumoetai Rd)

TARANAKI, WHANGANUI & MANUWATU

HAWERA

  • 8.30am – 10.30am, Thursday 5th September, at “Coffee Mania”  36 Glover Road Hawera.  Hawera Pastors – via Paul Cornish

STRATFORD

  • Tuesday, 25th June – 9 am – Arthur and Robyn Barnfather’s (96b Brecon Rd)

PALMERSTON NORTH

  • Apologies – people-resources didn’t stretch far enough for 2019. Contact Dave if interested in meeting.

WHANGANUI

  • 12 pm Thursday 20th June at Central Baptist (285 Wicksteed St)

NEW PLYMOUTH

  • 12 pm Thursday 5th September –  New Plymouth (Details via the city pastors’ network)

FEILDING

  • Apologies – people-resources didn’t stretch far enough for 2019. Contact Dave if interested in meeting.

GISBORNE & HAWKES BAY

GISBORNE

  • Apologies – people-resources didn’t stretch far enough for 2019. Contact Dave if interested in meeting.

WAIROA

  • Apologies – people-resources didn’t stretch far enough for 2019. Contact Dave if interested in meeting.

DANNEVIRKE

  • Apologies – people-resources didn’t stretch far enough for 2019. Contact Dave if interested in meeting.

NAPIER

  • Apologies – people-resources didn’t stretch far enough for 2019. Contact Dave if interested in meeting.

HASTINGS

  • Apologies – people-resources didn’t stretch far enough for 2019. Contact Dave if interested in meeting.

WAIRARAPA & WELLINGTON

HUTT VALLEY

  • Arranged privately. Contact your local pastors’ group.

MASTERTON

  • Apologies – people-resources didn’t stretch far enough for 2019. Contact Dave if interested in meeting.

KAPITI

  • Apologies – people-resources didn’t stretch far enough for 2019. Contact Dave if interested in meeting.

PORIRUA

  • Apologies – people-resources didn’t stretch far enough for 2019. Contact Dave if interested in meeting.

JOHNSONVILLE

  • Apologies – people-resources didn’t stretch far enough for 2019. Contact Dave if interested in meeting.

WELLINGTON CENTRAL

  • Apologies – people-resources didn’t stretch far enough for 2019. Contact Dave if interested in meeting.

TASMAN, NELSON & MARLBOROUGH

BLENHEIM

  • Tuesday, June 4th

MOTUEKA

  • Friday, June 7th

NELSON

  • June 5th – 12.30pm – Aspire Church, 101 Hardy Street – Host Wesley Smith

PICTON

  • Monday June 3rd

WEST COAST

WESTPORT

  • June 10th Westport – 11.30am Leaders Meeting, Elim Church, Palmerston Street.

GREYMOUTH

  • Tuesday June 11th – 12 pm – 40 Richmond Street, Cobden
  • One Million Children – 7:30 pm – 40 Richmond Street, Cobden

CANTERBURY

CHRISTCHURCH EVANGELISM NETWORK

  • Thursday, June 27th – Location TBC

TIMARU

  • Tuesday, June 25th

ASHBURTON

  • Wednesday, June 26th

KAIKOURA

  • The week 25 – 28 June

OTAGO & SOUTHLAND

OAMARU

  • Monday, June 24th

ALEXANDRA

  • Wed June 12th Alexandra 12:30 pm – St Enochs Church – cnr Dunloring and Centennial Ave, Alexandra.

GORE

  • Tuesday, June 18th

INVERCARGILL

  • Thursday 20th June – Pastors’ meeting – 12 pm, Central Baptist. Host: Ps. Keith Harrington. Flyer here
  • Thursday 20th June – One Million Children evening, 7 pm. Flyer here

BALCLUTHA

  • Wednesday, June 19th

DUNEDIN

  • Friday, June 21st June

WANAKA

  • Thursday, June 13th

QUEENSTOWN

  • Friday, June 14th Queenstown

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.