How to guide: How to lead a city youth leaders network

(Idea - use this as a discussion document at your next youth leaders gathering - or better, invite me to shay the same thing 'in person' via zoom or skype. There are discussion questions at the bottom. dave@shininglights.co.nz)   I remember when I led my first network of youth leaders. I was full of enthusiasm, [...]

By |2020-05-29T09:12:40+12:00May 28th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to guide: How to lead a city youth leaders network

Take the Hope Story Challenge

#hopestory challenge This idea is INTERNATIONAL - with the hope of seeing MILLIONS of videos posted, starting May 2020.  > See a 1min promo video at youtube here   > The reach on social media even just in NZ can be HUGE if 50 or more do this (and then 100, and then...)!   SPECIAL OFFER [...]

By |2020-05-18T11:22:23+12:00April 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Take the Hope Story Challenge

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+13:00March 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 |2019-07-12T17:15:11+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+13:00October 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+13:00October 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”