Retreat Programme 2023

Youth Retreat: Young Overcomer Unbreakable Tautua Honest

with Rev’d Sapati Tima & Meiolandre Tima 

Weekend Retreat: Friday 18 August 1.00pm – Sunday 20 August 1.00pm. $345.00 includes retreat, full catering, and accommodation 

or Overnight Retreat: Friday 18 August 1.00pm - Saturday 19 August 1.00pm. $180.00 includes retreat, full catering, and accommodation 

For the young and young at heart! In the Pasifika context, you are a youth until you are married. “Let no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity” (1 Timothy 4:12). Looking to overcome the many challenges youth face today? Topics will include – mental health, bullying, substance abuse, belonging, and faith. The weekend will consist of activities, guest speaker(s), amazing race, prayer groups, discussions, and more.  

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Resourcing Monday’s Ministries

with Bishop Bruce Gilberd (CNZM) 

Weekend Retreat: Friday 25 August 1.00pm – Sunday 27 August 1.00pm. $392.00 includes retreat, full catering, and accommodation

A Weekend Retreat and Seminar for lay people of all churches to help us be more intentional, resourced, and effective disciples. This retreat will address and dialogue on the following themes: The contexts of our lives; anchoring our lives; resourcing our lives; offering our lives. You are invited!

Bishop Bruce Gilberd will offer leadership over the weekend, and topics covered will include:

The various contexts of our lives Monday to Saturday, in which we aim to be effective disciples of Jesus our Lord and brother. Focussing in whom and on what our lives are anchored. Locating resources for our task – so we are better equipped. Clues and hints on fruitfully engaging the various contexts we move in, especially the workplace. Consideration of case studies, and preparation for Sunday worship. Commissioning and planning re-entry aims, and a review of the weekend.

Each person will receive a workbook, and the weekend will be punctuated with spaces, dialogue and prayer.

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Introduction to Meditation in the Christian Tradition

with Vincent Maire (Spiritual Director) 

Day Retreat: Saturday 26 August 9.00am – 4.30pm. $104.00 includes lunch and morning/afternoon tea  

Are you wishing to enrich and deepen your prayer life? Have you ever wondered what is meant by prayer of the heart, by the prayer of presence? Have you wondered if meditation is indeed Christian, yet had a feeling it was something you’d like to explore? Does contemplative prayer beckon? 

Over this day we will learn about the roots of Christian meditation, Jesus’ call to go into the ‘inner room,’ the Desert Fathers, the great tradition of Christian contemplative prayer and the essential teachings of this beautiful form of praying. There will be time to meditate, to discover how to pray in a new and fresh way; to find out about the commitment to ‘turning up’ and the importance of the group and how meditation creates community. 

We will explore how meditation heals those wounds of the shadow, leads to self-knowledge and opens us to the Gifts of the Holy Spirit. We will also learn about the World Community for Christian Meditation both globally and in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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Couples’ Retreat: “I do”

with Rev’d Sapati Tima & Meiolandre Tima

Overnight Retreat: Friday 13 October 1.00pm – Saturday 14 October 1.00pm. $3180.00 includes retreat, catering, and accommodation 

When you say “I do” to your partner… you are essentially saying “I don’t” to every other person or other things that can hurt your marriage. Marriage is a sacred union in God’s Eyes between a man and a woman, and the devil will work tirelessly to break this union. The weekend will include Biblical reflections, prayers, some personal time out, workshops and discussions. An invited speaker (Marriage Enabler) will give a presentation on marriage. Couples that are married, engaged, or even dating are welcomed to attend. Let Christ be at the centre of your relationship.

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