About MORE 2022: Make It Count
More Conference is The Salvation Army’s annual, territorial leadership conference for children’s and youth ministry leaders. Traditionally it’s been a weekend conference hosting approximately 130 delegates from New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga and Samoa, as well as around 25 guest speakers, preachers, and workshop presenters. Over the past few years, we’ve had a mixture of online and in person experiences as we’ve navigated our way through the ever-changing Covid restrictions. This year the Territorial Children’s and Youth Departments made an early decision to move the conference online. The event will take place over the course 5 monthly ‘episodes’ between July and November 2022, hosted here live online - COMPLETELY FREE!
This year More Conference is themed “Make it Count”. Over our five More Online episodes, we will focus on intentionality. As a ministry leader, you are part of God’s plan in the lives of the children and young people you serve. Be inspired and challenged by this awesome calling. Join us as we dive into teaching and discussion around the impact we’re having and could be having, and how we can Make It Count.
Episode One will be on Friday 22nd July, 7pm – 9pm, right here on this website!. Can’t wait to join you there for a time of learning, discussing, questioning, fun and free stuff!
Raki has years of youth work behind him – and work as a pastor. He’s worked in the church environment, but also the school environment. Raki has written educational programmes that the Ministry of Education has endorsed, that have been used in schools. He’s a man of many talents – and a big heart!
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?
Kia Ora everyone, I am the Children’s and Families Ministries Coordinator at Hamilton City Salvation Army Corps and have been in the role for the last 4 years. I have the best job in the world! I love every waking minute of this job. Seeing the kids’ bright smiling faces, seeing them at kids’ church, seeing them in their programs where they get to learn about God, seeing the fire in them to build relationships with Jesus, I feel incredibly blessed just to be a part of it.
I foster two beautiful girls, Savannah and Yasmin. When I’m not working, I’m doing life with them. Working in ministry with two young girls doesn’t leave me much spare time but I absolutely love my life and I love how God is using me to impact the next generation.
Margaret has both educational and pastoral qualifications. She has held positions as a Salvation Army Officer, Generational Ministries Pastor at Crossway Baptist in Melbourne, currently Executive Pastor at Grace City Church NZ. She is known for conference speaking, leadership coaching/mentoring and leading strategic team building. Her passion for the Next Generation and their families drives her desire to see churches effectively engage people with Jesus where they live, work, play and worship. As a mother and now Grandmother she knows first-hand the value of age appropriate, faith formation in children and youth. "As spiritual parents, let's be intentional, consistent and personal, because every child matters"
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