For the past two years we have kicked off the year with a weekend away together in a beautiful location. In February this year we camped at Martin’s Bay on the stunning Mahurangi Peninsula, and we can’t wait to continue or summer camp tradition in 2015!
But this summer our camp is going to be a whole new level of amazing – it won’t just be a weekend away, but a whole week… and on the stunning Great Barrier Island!
We are super excited to be partnering with Presbytarian Youth Ministry to be part of Going Further in February 2015. It’s an incredible week in community to consider God’s loving of us and living the Jesus way as we head into the year with our life, career, studies and church.
Following the risen Jesus personally and as part of his body – the church – is the call on our lives – but it is seldom straightforward. We know there must be more, but get distracted, overwhelmed and on occasions discouraged looking for the reality. Going beyond the superficial noise and easy words to the stuff that really matters requires clearing some space to receive and reflect on what’s happening.
It is a time to become more ourselves, to be refreshed by the Holy Spirit, to hear the voice of Jesus, connect in community and to be re-formed in order to go further as God’s people in this complex, beautiful and needy world.
Kindra Green is the key speaker – Kindra ministers incarnationally in City Heights: the most impoverished, crime-ridden and diverse community in San Diego. She is an urban pastor and missionary serving the refugee community and leading teams to love, serve and share Jesus with their neighbors (who are often Muslim, atheist and Hindu). She works on creating and cultivating renewed forms of church and discipleship on the leadership team of Coast Vineyard Church. She has been a Pastor of Creative Arts and Discipling for five years, and prior to that Director of Youth Ministries for a church denomination in three US states She brings gifts and experience of discerning and communicating Christ’s word for both our times and in its meaning for the lives of young adults.
Other contributers and mentors include: Malcolm Gordon, Mark Johnston, Matt Chamberlain, Gordon Fitch, Ivan Martinez, Karen Spoelstra. Find out more