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Book Release: Pressing Reset by Pastor’s Carl & Angela Crocker

Posted by Jono Coulbeck

Senior Pastor’s Carl & Angela Crocker from Life Church Christchurch have just released their first book titled: Pressing Reset.


This book is a culmination of three series that our Lead Pastor, Carl, took Life Church through over a period of more than two years. Prepare, Stand and Engage. However, more than being a collection of sermons, the book includes what was happening in the background and behind the scenes personally for Carl & Ange and the team, as well as some additional content. The book is intended to help people recentre and rebuild their faith according to God's pattern and priorities. If you're new to Life Church, this book will help you to understand some of the principles that guide us as a church.

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New Office Space Available

Posted by Pastor Nigel Ripley

Legacy Community Centre in Burwood has completed a new administration centre that has a north facing 14 square metre office space available for rent. 

At least 4 work stations, if not 5, can easily be accommodated. Air Conditioned, with power on all walls, ethernet, wi-fi, and access to a printer room, shared kitchenette and meeting room.  This would suit an organisation that doesn't need public access, but rather, a quiet comfortable place to work.

$5000+gst p/year for a non-profit organisation. Internet, printing, phone etc to be negotiated serparately.

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Jesus and the Disciples: A 3 Minute Overview

Posted by Ash Horton

Jesus's life and ministry is one of the most significant events in human history. In this 3 minute overview we will give you a brief glimpse into what it really means to follow Jesus and why so many have given up everything to do so.

Introduction to the Gospel

The Gospel is the good news of Jesus Christ. It is the story of God’s love for humanity and His plan to save us from our sin. The Gospel is also the story of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection. This event changed everything, giving hope to all who believe.

The word “gospel” means “good news.” It is the message of salvation that God offers to us through His Son, Jesus Christ. The Gospel is not just a set of beliefs or principles; it is good news that can change your life forever.

When we understand and accept the Gospel, our lives are transformed. We are given new life in Christ and become part of His family. We are forgiven, healed, and made whole. We have hope for the future and eternal life with God.

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Free Parenting Webinars

Posted by MHERC

FREE online webinars on various Parenting topics starting this Wednesday ran by Mental Health Education Resource Centre (MHERC). From the comfort of your own home learn everything from Strategies for Challenging Behaviour, Anxiety, Big Emotions, Sleeping Habits and Supporting rangatahi in a Digital World. Compared to your average Netflix movie – you won’t regret investing in this time!

Register at: or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more info.

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Lake Coleridge Powerhouse Lodge Retreat

Posted by Jennine Thomson

Lake Coleridge Powerhouse Lodge - School Holidays Availability

Lake Coleridge Powerhouse Lodge offers our Christian community a place to experience a retreat from the city. With accommodation for up to 24, Churches, Alpha, Life Groups and Leadership Teams can come for a retreat or an   activity or programmed based time. Family and friend groups also welcome for relaxing together, or celebrating special occassions. Enquire for catering options or additional summer camping.

We hold a big vision to see this beautiful Lodge develop into a place of personal restoration where everyone can experience God and authentic Christian hospitality and care.

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Become a Gideon and see the power of God's Word at work today

Posted by Gideons New Zealand

gideonlogo spotGideons New Zealand welcomes men and women with a passion for the Gospel of Jesus Christ to help distribute God's Word to those who need it.

There are lots of ways you can be involved in this important work. From attending the monthly meetings for fellowship and prayer and the coordination of the work to getting involved in regular distributions of the Scriptures to Hotels, Motels, Schools and other locations or simply supporting the work Gideons do prayerfully or financially.

Please call Mathew to find out more about Gideons as well as the dates and times of our monthly meetings

Matthew Gray 027 435 4891

Hope in the face of Fear (Hope booklets)

Posted by Lincoln Rout

Hope Booklet 2022For many fear is the current emotion. Whether it's Covid, the war in Ukraine or a myriad of other concerns there seems to very little good news on offer.

Against this backdrop the Hope Project is for the 8th year bringing the good news that there is hope to be found in Jesus for our Nation.

For those wanting to check out the content of the Hope booklet this year it can be found here. There are wonderful testimonies of God at work in our nation both currently helping the poor through CAP and historically how the great Waikato chief Tarapipipi lived out his faith in the face of injustice.

Delivery maps with booklets will be available from various Churches in Christchurch for delivery from 20th of March in the lead up to Easter. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone Lincoln on 027 213 2074 

Statement on Wellbeing and Covid-19 Situation

Posted by Te Raranga

Te Raranga is a regional church network connecting a majority of denominations throughout Christchurch and the Canterbury region. We provide the following statement as a response to the current health issue facing our country, and the desire to promote wellbeing in our communities and open communication amongst our churches.

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ISM Christchurch City Leader

Posted by Mitchell Gingrich

International Student Ministries of New Zealand recently appointed Mitchell Gingrich to serve as Christchurch City Leader. Having previously served in the role from 2010-2014, Mitchell is mentoring new leaders who are keen to advance the Gospel among international students in New Zealand.

ISM shares, "Mitchell's return to lead the Christchurch ISM Team is a significant answer to prayer. Our leadership invites others to pray for their success in communicating the Gospel among the internationals at our doorstep."

Assembling a team of volunteers for when international students will return to New Zealand universities is a priority for the Christchurch ISM Team. Internationally, New Zealand is regarded highly as a university destination, and that means international students are very likely to return in droves in the upcoming school years.

The ISM Christchurch City Leader's role also includes developing relationships where he can foster that interest among others and build them into a ministry team that will impact the nations at our doorstep.

Mitchell believes, "Together, we can do so much more than anyone of us could alone. Please consider how you can participate in this work of advancing the Gospel of the Kingdom among the internationals at our doorstep."

You can read more about Mitchell on the ISM staff page.

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The Latest Update Safe Haven Housing Trust

Posted by Bryan Johnson

Tena Koutou Katoa,

Friends and Supporters of The Safe Haven Trust (Wharenui Ahuru Mowai) (SHHT) & The Asia Pacific Discipleship Trust.

On the 8th of June we were at the point that we need a remaining $97,000 to go unconditional by today. We did not make that amount - in the last three days we received $23,159 from 64 donors. So we need another $53,841.

We weren’t discouraged because yesterday we asked the builders for an extension of 7 days, but they surprised us with 12 days. Our unconditional date is now 21st June 2021.

We praise God joyfully, that over the Queen’s birthday weekend we were able to communicate with over 12,000 people through a video produced by Smiley Media. In the Mangere market on Saturday morning people took out their wallets and gave us donations. It was humbling. This is the link to the video -

We also did an interview with Pastor John Catmur of the Mangere Central Baptist Church, and he explained his vision for helping asylum seekers integrate into New Zealand society in the context of Maori, Marae, and Mangere’s diverse multicultural community. View the interview on Facebook under smiley media.

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