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Going further is an amazing opportunity for young adults to grow in their faith by exploring their place in God’s unfolding story, to forge their faith by exploring rhythms and spiritual practices that will keep their life with Christ truly alive, and to form life giving friendships with other young adults who are walking the same path. This coming year …


The Speakers – Kara and Andrew Root

Kara Root Kara Root is the Pastor of Lake Nokomis Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis, a trained spiritual director, and certified Christian Educator.  She is also the mom of two imaginative kids and a spoiled dog, and the wife and proofreader of a wily theologian.  Kara leads retreats on Sabbath-keeping and blogs about ministry and motherhood at “in the hereandnow.” Andrew …

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Who is it for?

Who’s it for? If you are connected to a Pressie or Cooperating Ventures Church, a PIC parish, or Te Aka Puaho,  and aged between 17 and 30 and finished at High School, then this is for you! We have 45 places available at Going Further 2017. Going Further is designed with some subsidisation of cost and transport and limited accommodation, …

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The Venue, Rolleston House

Rolleston House is a character home which has been converted into a comfortable hostel located opposite the Canterbury Museum, the Botanical Gardens and Hagley Park. Stroll along the willow-lined Avon River or enjoy Hagley Park’s acres of green parkland.This property is a small and homely hostel with a range of backpacker accommodation including multi-share, double, twin and ensuite rooms. The …

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Cost and Registration

  Cost Participants choosing offsite, must be present at Going Further from 9am – 9pm. Registration Deadlines 28 Jan (unless sold out prior) Where to Register Online Registration Page Travel Subsidies For participants flying from rural New Zealand may apply for a $80 travel subsidy. Travel scholarships are limited and are given on first come first served basis. To apply for your …

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Getting There and Back

  Getting There on Tuesday 7 Feb 2017 We meet at Rolleston House between 2-3pm on Tuesday 7 Feb 2017. We will offer free shuttles from airport at 2pm if needed. Getting Back on Sunday 12 Feb 2017 We will finish at noon on Sunday 12 Feb 2017 If flying don’t book a plane before 2pm.

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Contributors & Mentors

      Matt Chamberlin Matt has been part of Howick Presbyterian Church pretty much since he became as Christian as a 22 year old in 1999. Mat started off his work life as a physio but got lured into youth work after losing an argument with God. He now works for PYM as Youth Director. Matt loves chocolate and hates …

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Free time Activities

On the afternoons we schedule free time into the programme.   Free Activities There are a whole range of options in the afternoons that cost nothing: Football, rugby, tramping, cricket, art etc. Botanical Gardens Centre of Contemporary Art Cardboard Cathedral    Other Activities Ten Pin Bowling Laser Strike Canterbury Museum Cinema Cafes    

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What we will do

Prayer Times Before we eat we pray…One of the regular rhythms at Going Further is regular prayer times. Four times a day we pause and pray together.  Meal Times Fill the body, fill the soul… Being in an isolated location has not stopped Orama from putting on amazing meals. Meal times are a great space to fill your energy tank …

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