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.
Fill the body, fill the soul… Being in an isolated location has not stopped Ponui from putting on amazing meals. Meal times are a great space to fill your energy tank and get to know the other leaders and participants on camp.
Not a spectator sport… We encourage all to be involved in our corporate worship in some way. If you are musical bring your instrument, if you are artistic bring some of your work to share as part of our worship time, if you dance or do poetry or spoken word then get on up!
Sessions with Darryl.
Darryl is our speaker this year and he has a tremendous wealth of experience and insight to share with us. .
We continue to hear how much people love the chance to process ideas and share life with other participants in a small group. This is your chance to share your story, struggles and questions and pray and encourage each other. We will give you some great tips on how to do this well, tips that you can take back to your local settings.
Prayers of the cardboard Cathedral
Each day we will take time to participant in a prayer liturgy that takes place in the iconic Christchurch cardboard Cathedral.
Free time activities.
There are loads of free activities you can do on Ponui. Start with fantastic water sports including, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, sailing and swimming. We also have a water slide for those who are keen. Next up there are loads of beautiful walks across the Island to stunning beaches. Finally there is a whole lot of more chilled out activities for you to do around the base of camp including board games, art and crafts.
Spiritual practices for the journey ahead… We are going to teach you some excellent practices to take with you wherever you go,
some will be great to do by yourself and others will be great to do as you gather a community of people around you.
Worship without sound… Several times we are going to invite you into silent worship, to be still and silent to put into practice some of
the spiritual direction practices that you have learnt. This will be an introvert’s paradise and a great stretch for the extroverts in our group.
This your chance to share what the week has meant to you, you can talk, draw, dance or do whatever it takes to share your experience
with us all.