Going deeper with God – overflowing to others
Have you noticed that expressions of abundance and joy in the Bible do not depend on people’s life circumstances? Covid-19 has caused upheaval in our lives, our communities, our economy and our world. More than ever we and those around us need the life and abundance the comes from Jesus. At this year’s Navigators National Gathering we will be inspired to go deeper with God and to see afresh how this abundance found in Jesus overflows into the lives of those around us.
COVID-19 Update: As we are now at Level 1, large gatherings and travel is allowed. As such, we are pleased to announce that the National Gathering will be occurring in person.
When: 2nd – 4th October 2020
Where: Rangi Ruru High School, Christchurch
Cost (Early Bird – register before 4th August 2020):
Waged – $135
Gold Card – $115
Student/Unwaged – $70
Children – $40 (Cost includes childcare and a full children’s programme for years 1-8)
Family – $300
Introducing Our speakers
Since 1991, Claire and her husband, Ken, have lived and served in the Middle East. In 1997, Ken started a business as a means to remain in the country where they live in the Middle East, and to have a vibrant and authentic ministry among the lost. Today Claire and Ken work in the business together. While it is their desire to see the business make an authentic and sustainable contribution to society, their heartbeat is for it to have a kingdom impact on people and the community around them.
Claire and Ken know what it’s like live and work in a spiritually dry place where response to Jesus often takes many years. Claire has learnt to cultivate depth with God in the midst of busyness and limited apparent fruitfulness. Out of her life and passion for the Lord, Claire will help us explore the abundance God offers us. Claire will join us via video for the weekend.
Mike and Audrey live in Auckland as do their 4 adult children and 8 grandchildren. Mike and Audrey first joined Navigator staff in 1980. Mike served as the National Director for the New Zealand Navigators between 1989 and in 1996. In 1999 Mike and Audrey moved to the USA where Mike led the US Metro Mission. From 2004 until the start of 2018 Mike served on the International Executive Team of the Navigators with a particular focus on Latin America, Europe and for a shorter period Asia/Pacific. During this time Audrey had a career in nursing and palliative care, working in management and practice roles.
Mike and Audrey have a passion for Jesus and for the people God has placed them amongst. Since reducing his travel Mike has pressed in to know and experience God more deeply as well as engage more with people in his community. His messages around integrating contemplation and mission will come out of his lived experience and out of the Bible.
On-site accommodation at Rangi Ruru is optional, but we are excited about the opportunity it offers for greater time to connect with others, (and convenience at an affordable price) and so we are encouraging everyone, including Christchurch locals, to stay on-site if possible and practical.
Wheelchair accessible rooms are available. For any questions about on-site accommodation please email Hamish Flanagan at [email protected]
Examples of the accommodation facilities, buildings and surrounds are below: