The Grace Collective’s Guide to Summer 2014/2015

camping pictureIt’s October, which means a lot is happening. Uni exams are one month away, school exams a week or two after that, then last minute travel plans, warmer weather, long days at the beach, the rush to get everything finished up for the year and, of course, Christmas.

It’s an overwhelming time of the year but the Grace Collective is here to help. We have your Summer 2014/2015 breakdown – everything from job opportunities to the music festivals and conferences you can’t miss! Take a much needed study break with us and dream of warmer, less rainy weather …


If you’re looking for casual, part time summer work with full training provided, World Vision has just the thing. World Vision is looking for 100 outstanding young adults in Auckland and Christchurch to join its sales teams in malls over the summer break. If you’re tired of flipping burgers and you want to ‘make a difference’ check out this opportunity, it comes with a two day training program. Recruitment begins Fri 31 Oct. Check it out here.



“Compass” Venn Summer Conference (3-10 Jan) – “Know the Gospel; Know Culture and Translate”
Explore how faith & life connect over seven days in Snells Beach with ninety young professionals, creatives and students from around the country. World class speakers including Dr Rick Watts, NT Scholar at Regent College, Vancouver. More details here.


New Wine Festival, Warkworth (7-11 Jan)
A great option for all the family with programs for every age group. “Our summer festivals are all about communities coming together, getting to know one another, laughing, worshipping, becoming equipped for the year ahead where we seek to see God’s kingdom in everyday lives.” Check it out here.

Music Festivals:

10527803_271359003057358_1649759191440633983_n Festival One, Mystery Creek (23-26 Jan)
A multi-day Christian Festival held at Mystery Creek, Hamilton on Anniversary weekend. This is a whole new festival, with fantastic artists, lots of opportunities for the creative arts and some other surprises (i.e. free BBQ Sat night). Festival One is seeking to create community in the church through music, art and culture. They’re keen to see groups build their own tenting communities. Check out their website or their Facebook page for the latest announcements.


Cloud Festival, QBE Stadium, Auckland (24 Jan)
This one-day Christian Festival is “Unashamedly all about Jesus and bringing people together for a day of music, fun entertainment, and lotsa inspiration.” You can find more info on their website and on their Facebook page.

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