Church and Disability – Auckland Networking Event

Auckland Helpers Seminar 3rd October

Our annual Auckland Helpers Seminar is a great opportunity to learn practical ways to assist people with disability. Come hear personal experiences of living with disability. If you are thinking of being a helper at our national camp or someone just wanting a refresher, we would love to have you join us!

Date: Saturday 3rd of October

Time: 9.15am – 3pm

Cost: $10

Venue: 173 Mt Smart Rd, Onehunga, Auckland

No Lunch Provided: there is a kitchenette available for use or there is a bakery within walking distance.

 

RSVP to info@elevatecdt.org.nz or phone 09 636 4763

 

Encourager Magazine Number 145

The cover of the encourager Magazine no 145

The Encourager Magazine No. 145, November 2014 is now available.

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The Encourager Magazine No. 145

Beyond Disability : The Unique Role of the Church 22nd of May 2014

One in every five New Zealanders has a disability and yet they are underrepresented in many of our churches. How should we respond?

This don’t-miss conference has been designed especially for church leaders, pastors and ministers. Brimming with insightful biblical perspectives and practical ideas,  together we’ll look at ways to create more welcoming, inclusive churches for people with disabilities.

If you’ve longed for the Church in New Zealand to put faith and ethics into action, to be more relevant to the needs of the community, and to bring hope where it’s needed most, this is for you. Whether you’re starting on the journey or some way down the track, you’ll leave with a coherent theology and valuable resources to include more people with disabilities in the rich tapestry of church life.

Register your interest today:

Register online here
Phone or Email Kirsty on:
09 636 4763, kanderson@elevatecdt.org.nz

or print out the form below and mail

Proudly brought to you by ELEVATE Christian Disability Trust in partnership with Laidlaw College.

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Kid’s Connect Camp

A fun filled wekend where kids ages 9-16 with physical and mild intellectual disabilities can have a blast, make new friends and enjoy a weekend especially designed with them in mind!!

21-23 March 2014
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Elevate Christian Disability Trust News Update

Hi everyone, so much is on the calendar for 2014 and January has almost gone already! We have regional camps coming up in Auckland and Wellington, Seminars and Church services around the country (these are continually being updated and so we will post up on events calendar as they are confirmed). Training seminars, Church Leaders conference and National Camp – to name just a few! Keep an eye out for things happening at our Drop In centre in Auckland as well as any special outings we may be going on, you won’t want to miss out on any of these!

Past photos from National Camp

Disability Helpers Seminar 6th October 2012

You, too, CAN help people with disabilities!
Find out how! Fun skits, demonstrations, talks.
Help to get over the fear! Know what to do! [Read more…]

Disability Awareness Sunday – some ideas you might find helpful

Funerals

Willy-Leota.manda-SutherlandOn Friday 22 June 2012, was the Funeral for Willy Leota.
3 days later, on Monday 25 June 2012, was Amanda Sutherland’s Funeral.
Both were held at the Eden Assembly of God, their home Church, led by Pastor Geoff Wiklund.
Both Willy and Amanda wanted their family, friends, and workmates to all hear the Gospel, so Geoff was obedient to their wishes, preaching at both services about the Gospel, and how to become a Christian.