NZ Justice Speech Competition

2018 Entries Now Open! The Justice Speech Competition is a national competition for students all across New Zealand. The competition aims to increase awareness of national and international justice issues in NZ through a national speech competition for students. Year 9 & 10 students are invited to submit their speech on any justice issue. FREE Entry…more

Flipping traditional ideas of masculinity

At the end of August, men from all pockets of Christchurch are invited to gather together and hear from six diverse men sharing their successes, failures and feelings, and starting a new kind of conversation that flips traditional ideas of masculinity. Included in the speaker line up is Executive Principal of Christ’s College, Garth Wynne….more

Cultivating Connections seminar

Intentionally linking the generations for life and faith Many churches in NZ are on a journey to understand how the church can help cultivate connections between the generations. These connections are vital for enabling all ages to grow in faith and support each other in life. Join us for a seminar with world renowned scholar and…more

Children’s Ministry Course

Equip yourself to be more effective in your Children’s Ministry. This highly interactive course explores the biblical and theological foundations, current trends, and relevant issues in ministry to children and their families within a local church context. It investigates theory and praxis for faith development issues and formulates a rationale for ministry with children ….more

Beth Barnett Intergenerational Workshops

Join Scripture Union NZ and Beth Barnett for a workshop exploring the core Biblical Principles and the variety of practical skills for cultivating healthy intergenerational faith formation – in terms of mission and discipleship; worship and service; individuals and communities – everyone. Workshops in June: Auckland 12,  Hamilton 13, Tauranga 14, Rotorua 15, Palmerston North 19, Wellington 20, Lower Hutt 21. To register scroll down to…more

Cultivating Connections

Presented by Baptist Churches of New Zealand, Anglican Diocese of New Zealand, SUNZ, The Salvation Army, Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand. Dr Holly Catterton Allen is a world renowned scholar and co-author of Intergenerational Christian Formation – the ‘go-to’ books for intergenerational ministry. Don’t miss her! Auckland: Friday 20th July Wellington: Saturday 21st July For more information…more


Scripture Union’s conference for all Children’s Ministry Leaders. 23 June 2018 Silverstream Retreat Centre in Wellington Discover how the Bible is central to what it means to be in community. Come away with a renewed sense of confidence in the Bible as accessible, relevant, fascinating and fun for all ages. Explore together new and creative…more

Dialogue Australasia Conference

Join the Dialogue Australasia Network for their 11th International Conference: Being Human: Education and the search for meaning, an important three-day conference for Religious Studies and Philosophy teachers and school leaders. Keynote speakers include Peter Singer,  Hugh Mackay, Father Aloysious Mowe SJ, Rob Hanson, Ari Lander and more. An interfaith panel will be chaired by ABC broadcaster…more

New ideas about how to talk, teach and write about climate change

5:00pm Fri 23 March, 2018 – 7:00pm Fri 23 March, 2018 University of Canterbury Ernest Rutherford Building Room 140 20 Kirkwood Ave, Upper Riccarton Christchurch Free admission by registering here. With recent record high temperatures and severe weather events causing flood and coastal damage around New Zealand, a lot of people, young and old, are…more

Centre for Ethics & Spirituality – Israelites in Archaeology and the Bible – at Christ’s College

At their first event for 2018, College’s Director of Finance and Operations Mr Steve Kelsen will discuss what archaeology can tell us about the Bible. Steve is passionate about archaeology and has first-hand experience in the Middle East, having worked as a volunteer and supervisor of archaeological excavations at Tel Rehov and Tel Zeitah. His…more