Tuesday, October 30, 2012

New Church Website!

Thanks to Jenna Briles, New Hope Church of the Nazarene in Whangarei, NZ has a new website!  Bits and pieces are yet under construction, but I encourage you to take a peek! We'll be updating frequently.


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Mega Pizza Party- Rock Solid Whangarei

What do you get when you combine teenagers, pizza, fizzy drinks and lots of silliness?  Rock Solid (and a few tummy aches)!

Tuesday night young teens and leaders gathered at Kamo Intermediate School for our mega pizza party kick-off of Rock Solid Whangarei.  35 kids registered and 15+ leaders were on hand to help pull things off for the evening.  

 The teenage years are one of the most formational seasons in human life.  Bodies are changing, worldviews are being formed and a sense of identity is being shaped by everyone and everything in the surrounding environment. 

We want to ensure that we are pouring truth and love into each young person that God places in our path, giving them a chance to shine.  Will you be in prayer for this new group of Rock Solid young people?

Thursday, October 18, 2012

NEW 'Rock Solid' club launches Tuesday!

We are happy to report that, thanks to the quick and amazing work of God's Holy Spirit, and the obedience of our leader Scottie, we are launching another NEW Rock Solid in Whangarei this Tuesday, October 23!

If you've followed this blog much, you've seen many pics and heard stories about the high-energy outreach to young teens called Rock Solid.  Up until now, all the news has revolved around the work in Dargaville . . . but not for long!  God is expanding our territory and has opened wide the door for us to reach students right here in town on the premises of Kamo Intermediate School!

Please be in prayer for our Mega Pizza Party kick-off night.  :-)

Friday, October 12, 2012

It's official. . .

Yes, it's official.  New Zealand is one of the most picturesque places on earth!

In the last few weeks I've had the privilege of visiting Tauranga, Rotorua and few local host spots like the Tutukaka Coast and Paihia, enjoying spare time (the little there is of it!) during the school holidays with friends.

I thought you might enjoy some of the pics from our little country at the bottom of the world!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Kids Club Talent Show a BIG Hit!

Last night we hosted our first ever Kiwi Kids Talent Show here at New Hope Church. 
We've been promoting this event for 6 weeks now, with the intention of giving our children an opportunity to show off their God-given gifts, skills, and talents. 

It was a BIG hit and I don't think I saw one person without a smile on their face as we enjoyed gymnastics, magic tricks, artwork, piano solos, singing, dancing, etc.
 53 people from all over our community were in attendance to support our kids. We even ran out of chairs! (This is a big deal for our little church!)  We are praising the Lord for this great boost to the ministry of New Hope Church and chance to bless families and kids in the Whangarei area!