Firstly, we want to take a moment to thank you for your faithfulness and love for one another. This has not been an easy year for anyone in the Arise whānau, but we continue to witness the beautiful love, encouragement and support that makes this church such a wonderful community.
As the end of 2022 approaches, we wanted to update you about our plans for Passionate Women’s Conference in 2023.
Arise is currently in a season of rebuilding and consolidation. We have recognised that we need to strengthen our foundations during this time. Because of this, as a Leadership Team and Board we have been looking at all our activities for the year ahead and considering what is most important in this season. In light of this, we have made the difficult decision to cancel Passionate Women’s Conference next year. We want to apologise for any inconvenience this causes and thank you in advance for your understanding. We recognise that for many, this news will be just as disappointing for you as it is for us.
If you were registered for Passionate 2023, we have emailed you with more information regarding refund.
We know that in this season of rebuilding and strengthening, at times we need to give up things that we love for things we love even more. We love this church – the people, the impact in our nation and the hunger for the presence of God that is so evident here. While this decision is sad, we know that God is faithful, and we will come through this time stronger and ready to see God continue to do great things in Aotearoa and beyond! As always, if you have questions about what is happening in the life of Arise right now, please reach out to your campus pastor or email us.
We will be in touch about local women’s gatherings in your campus throughout 2023 — it is always a highlight to get the girls together and we are excited to continue to do so!
Ben & Amy Kendrew
Interim Senior Pastors, Arise Church
Honor and majesty surround him; strength and joy fill his dwelling.— 1 Chronicles 16:27