The Difference is Faith

CHRISTCHURCH,  October 5th – 7th 2018


Jesus promises his followers that a little faith can go a long way, even into what is humanly impossible. We are invited to approach God with ‘shameless audacity’ knowing that God is able to do far beyond what we ask or imagine.

Dawson Trotman, founder of the Navigators, practiced living by faith in small ways and on a global scale. He would ask God for practical ideas on how to help others spiritually and grew in faith to pray for countries and island nations around the world.

This same spirit of faith is in our keynote speakers, Mutua and Stephanie Mahiaini. Mutua is the International President of the Navigators. Mutua and Stephanie have trusted God for seemingly impossible needs. They will inspire us as we seek to live by faith in the settings God has placed us in.

Don’t miss the opportunity to be encouraged, challenged and inspired to grow in your faith.

VENUE: Te Hāpua Halswell Community Centre, 341 Halswell Road, Christchurch

DATE: 5th-7th October 2018 Event starts at 7.00pm on Friday evening and concludes after lunch, Sunday afternoon (approximately 2pm)

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMME: A programme for school aged children will be running, with fun activities and some faith content. Childcare for the under fives will also be available.

FAITH BITES: A series of short, engaging talks on a variety of topics practical to everyday faith.

1. The Difference Faith can make when Encountering Apathy and Indifference
2. The Difference Faith can make to Conversations with Secular People
3. The Difference Faith can make to Our Response to Suffering
4. The Difference Faith can make to Serving in the Workplace
5. The Difference Faith can make to Our Use of Resources
6. The Difference Faith can make to Understanding Identity and Gender
7. The Difference Faith can make to Identity and Our Use of Social Media
8. The Difference Faith can make to Handling the Busyness of Life
9. The Difference Faith can make to Raising our Children
10. The Difference Faith can make in Understanding the Father Heart of God

COST: This includes Saturday and Sunday lunches, morning and afternoon teas. Saturday evening is free for you to catch up with friends in Christchurch or join others at the National Gathering for dinner. Saturday dinner is not included in the conference cost.

  • $100 early-bird registration ($120 after September 1)
  • $90 Gold card holders
  • $60 Students and beneficiaries
  • $35 Children (primary/intermediate age)
  • Free Under 5’s

ACCOMMODATION: This is a live-out event. There are a variety of accommodation options available in the local area. We are also happy to arrange billeted accommodation should you indicate this on your registration form.
For accommodation suggestions: or

Register Now