“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)

In 2019 Tony Collis and Dave Mann will be traveling nationally (one person to each location), as a representatives of the Shining Lights Trust, to invite a strategic discussion with city/town pastors’ groups on some things we can only do together in our nation.

The Shining Lights Trust Vision Tour, 2019 

(1) A one-hour pastors’ group discussion on AREAS OF POSSIBLE COMMON FOCUS NATIONALLY amongst NZ churches

i. Intentionality in empowering and mobilising members conversationally as a first united strategy
ii. Engagement with public conversation, to affect perspectives, in ways that can only be enabled through our unity (Note Hope Project)
iii. Youth – What could be achieved nationally that might also be realistic for us each individually? (Note Godtalk.nz)
iv. Children – What could be achieve nationally that might also be realistic for us each individually? (Note OneMillionChildren.co.nz)
v.  …and the increasingly important role of city/town pastors’ groups in the face of continuing secularisation, and especially the removal of ‘Christian privilege’ (Note new book: “In One Spirit” by Dave Mann)
 Confirmation of hosting is needed from city/town pastors’ group)

(2) A ‘One Million Children’ evening of encouragement with Tony Collis

Grow your church by growing your children’s ministry. An inspirational evening that will encourage and motivate, as part of an effort to inject fresh vision into children’s ministry nationally. Ideal for children’s workers and potential workers from throughout your region, and a must for church leaders.

Confirmation of a host church, who help promote this regionally, is needed)

2019 Dates 

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

NORTHLAND

KAITAIA

  • The week of 22 – 26 July (Pending)

KERIKERI

  • Tuesday, July 23rd – Location TBC

WHANGAREI

  • Wednesday, July 24th – Location TBC

DARGAVILLE

  • Thursday, July 25th – Location TBC

AUCKLAND

AUCKLAND REGIONAL PUBLIC MEETING

  • The week of 1 – 9 August (Pending)

WARKWORTH

  • Friday, July 26th – Location TBC

WHANGAPARAOA

  • Wednesday, August 7th – Location TBC

A HENDERSON MINISTERS’ GROUP

  • The week of 1 – 9 August (Pending)

A HENDERSON MINISTERS’ GROUP

  • Date: 1st August 2019 – 1:30 pm  – 0612/22 Edmonton Rd, Henderson, Auckland (Korean Presbyterian Church Of Auckland)

BIRKENHEAD/BIRKDALE MINISTERS’ GROUP

  • The week of 1 – 9 August (Pending)

AUCKLAND BAPTIST REGIONAL LEADERS

  • The week of 1 – 9 August (Pending)

WAIKATO & COROMANDEL

WAIHI

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

THAMES

  • The week of 12 – 16 or 12 – 23 August (Pending)

MORRINSVILLE

  • The week of 12 – 16 or 12 – 23 August (Pending)

OTOROHANGA

  • The week of 12 – 16 or 12 – 23 August (Pending)

TOKOROA

  • The week of 12 – 16 or 12 – 23 August (Pending)

MATAMATA

  • Monday, August 12th – Location TBC

HAMILTON

  • Wednesday, August 14th – Location TBC

PAEROA

  • The week of 12 – 16 or 12 – 23 August (Pending)

TAUPO

  • The week of 12 – 16 or 12 – 23 August (Pending)

BAY OF PLENTY

ROTORUA

  • The week of 18 – 21 June (Pending)

KATIKATI

  • Tuesday 18th June – 9 am – Cafe Viva

TE PUKE

  • The week of 18 – 21 June (Pending)

WHAKATANE

  • Tuesday 28th May 7 am – Location TBC

TAURANGA

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

TARANAKI, WHANGANUI & MANUWATU

MARTON

  • The week of 25 – 27 June (Pending)

FEILDING

  • The week 25 – 27 June (Pending)

DANNEVIRKE

  • Tuesday, May 28th – Location TBC

HAWERA

  • Tuesday, 25th June – 12 pm (Venue pending)

STRATFORD

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

LEVIN

  • The week 25 – 27 June (Pending)

WHANGANUI

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

NEW PLYMOUTH

  • Wednesday, June 26th – Location TBC

PALMERSTON NORTH

  • Thursday, May 23rd – Location TBC

GISBORNE & HAWKES BAY

GISBORNE

  • Wednesday, May 29th – Location TBC

WAIROA

  • The week 27 – 31 May (Pending)

NAPIER

  • Thursday, May 30th – Location TBC

WAIRARAPA & WELLINGTON

HUTT VALLEY

  • The week of 13 – 17 or 20 – 24 May (Pending)

MASTERTON

  • Wednesday, May 22nd – Location TBC

KAPITI

  • The week of 13 – 17 or 20 – 24 May (Pending)

PORIRUA

  • The week of 13 – 17 or 20 – 24 May (Pending)

JOHNSONVILLE

  • The week of 13 – 17 or 20 – 24 May (Pending)

WELLINGTON CENTRAL

  • The week of 13 – 17 or 20 – 24 May (Pending)

TASMAN, NELSON & MARLBOROUGH

BLENHEIM

  • Tuesday, June 4th – Location TBC

MOTUEKA

  • Friday, June 7th – Location TBC

NELSON

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

PICTON

  • Monday June 3rd – Location TBC

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 – Location TBC

ASHBURTON

  • Wednesday, June 26th – Location TBC

KAIKOURA

  • The week 25 – 28 June (Pending)

OTAGO & SOUTHLAND

OAMARU

  • Monday, June 24th – Location TBC

ALEXANDRA

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

GORE

  • Tuesday, June 18th – Location TBC

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 – Location TBC

DUNEDIN

  • Friday, June 21st June – Location TBC

WANAKA

  • Thursday, June 13th – Location TBC

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.