“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

  • Arranged privately. Contact your local pastors’ group.

KERIKERI

  • Tuesday, July 23rd

WHANGAREI

  • Wednesday, July 24th

DARGAVILLE

  • Thursday, July 25th

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.