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Erika – new team member couldn’t stay away

Erika is passionate for youth finding Jesus - because he’s the best source of hope there is.  As someone involved in youth leadership the previous 10 years, she’s also thoroughly convinced that youth reaching youth is the way to go too. The challenge, she says, is training them. How could we get that happening, and [...]

By |2019-04-04T15:34:42+12:00April 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Erika – new team member couldn’t stay away

Turning Easter into an opportunity

From Raki Wiringi - Godtalk Director   Easter is a great opportunity. Here is a list of ideas you may consider as an outreach this Easter season - with a hidden coded message amongst them. Throw an easter egg hunt at your church (Great) Invite a friend to it (Best) Throw a BBQ at your [...]

By |2019-03-19T11:46:34+12:00March 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Turning Easter into an opportunity

Raki Wiringi New National Director

With some real expectation, we're excited to introduce Raki Wiringi to you. Married to Karen, with 4 children (and even a couple of grandchildren), he's enthusiastic, and even a bit loud sometimes. He's certainly passionate - and couldn't be older than 30 could he? Raki has years of youth work behind him - and work [...]

By |2018-11-15T16:26:26+12:00November 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Raki Wiringi New National Director

Regional GODtalk Creative Communication Competitions – could you run one?

(Since writing this blog we have created a Godtalk Talent Quest Programme Planning Manual. It can be downloaded here - while the below still explains the vision concisely). American Idol. Britains Got Talent. Talent quest are a big deal right now! Would it be possible to get regional ‘Godtalk Regional Creative Communication Competitions' happening? In short... [...]

By |2019-01-29T21:18:08+12:00October 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Regional GODtalk Creative Communication Competitions – could you run one?

Launching an effective school group (MP3 message)

We had Scott McCullock of LifeZone Church in Tauranga do a seminar at Engage Conference about how to launch an effective outreaching school group. Here is the audio via youtube. It's an awesome 39 minutes long message! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIIJr8FnVqc  

By |2018-10-12T14:45:08+12:00October 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Launching an effective school group (MP3 message)

What Rheannon did in her school

What is and isn't possible in a school? Listen to Rheannon recounting her experience. With her younger siblings in the same school following her, the pattern of this continued.  With a respectful — yet clear thinking approach, this one is amazing!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fd1HrXw1CFM

By |2018-08-06T12:02:34+12:00June 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What Rheannon did in her school

We married two 17 year olds at school

I the previous blog I wrote about the benefits of running large group 'connect' programmes in schools, if you're able to get a team together who can do this. The idea simply to attract a crowd, so as to give profile to a message or topic, while encouraging a perspective that might include faith in [...]

By |2018-08-23T09:34:57+12:00May 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on We married two 17 year olds at school

Large group lunchtime “Connect Programmes”

For a number of years I mentored a group of Christian students who met weekly during lunchtime in a school classroom. I hope what I share here encourages you to believe that you can make a difference. What the group aimed to achieve each school term Basically, the goals every term were to reconnect with [...]

By |2018-08-06T12:01:12+12:00May 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Large group lunchtime “Connect Programmes”