God’s Big Story transforming young lives

God’s Big Story transforming young lives

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Around the world: In New Zealand

  • At-risk youth

  • Bible Guides & Bible reading app

  • Bookshop

  • Camps

  • Children & families ministry

  • Holiday programmes

  • Kids' Clubs

  • Leadership development

  • Local youth missions

  • mental health resources

  • Ministry consultants, research and resources

  • Networking and mentoring

  • Youth ministry

Ministry Snapshots

Youth Ministry

SUNZ and our team of Youth Consultants offer adventure-based camps, progressive youth programmes and innovative resources for youth leaders and churches in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Since 1931 our Christian camping experiences have used varied activities to bring campers closer to God: from surf to ski; mountain bike to horseback; boating to story-telling; local mission projects.

Leadership development is a focus of ‘Exodus Prime’ which equips young Christians to be leaders of impact, today and in the future. Students ready to develop personally and as Christian leaders are nominated by their church or school to attend a five-day camp and afterwards receive in-church mentoring for 12 months. Each year of a four-year cycle stands alone but students can return to build on previous learning.

‘E3’ expeditions are 11-day wilderness adventures to develop senior school students. As young people tramp, mountain bike, and kayak or white-water raft through beautiful backcountry New Zealand they are pushed physically and emotionally and are challenged to consider the spiritual implications ahead in life after school.

A recent focus of SUNZ has been running Āpōpō, a mental health/suicide awareness programme for young people, in schools and churches. Camps also run for special groups such as boys without father figures and at-risk youth identified by schools. We’re always looking for new ways to connect today’s generation with our Creator!

Children & Families Ministry

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the lives of children in New Zealand.

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Contact Details

Scripture Union New Zealand

Head Office
9A Oxford Terrace
Mount Cook
Wellington 6021
New Zealand

Tel: +64 4 385 0485

Postal Address
PO Box 760
Wellington 6140
New Zealand

  • Email

  • www.sunz.org.nz

  • Facebook

People

Leadership

Chair: Neil Walbran  

National Director: Hilary Hague

National Youth Ministry Ministry: Neville Bartley

National Children & Families Ministry: Nigel Winder

Head Office Staff

Marketing Manager: Jamuel Enriquez

Operations and Fundraising Manager: Kate Amos

Resources for Life Manager: Toni McDonald

CFO: Ishani Noble

Accountant: Anitha Yadavaraj

Accounts Assistant: Xiangxiang Zhao

Communications Assistant: Janice Hunt

Children & Families Administration: Alison Davies

Youth Administration: Hope Fuimaono

Database Administration: Janet Walbran

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Regional Offices

Northern Region

Office Address
60 Rockfield Road
Penrose Central
Auckland 1061
New Zealand

Tel +64 9 379 9363

Postal Address
PO Box 112123
Penrose
Auckland

People

Regional Staff

North Island Camps Facilitator: Steve Adams

Children & Families Consultant: Andrew Ramsbottom

Children & Families Consultant: Annette Osborne

Children & Families Consultant: Paul Dadd

Youth Consultant: Andy Banks

Auckland Office Manager: Glenis Silby

Supporter Relations Facilitator: Sylvia Coulter

Southern Region & SU Camps

Office Address
137 Yarrow Street
Invercargill 9810
New Zealand

Tel: +64 3 214 1834

Postal Address
PO Box 7
Invercargill 9840
New Zealand

People

Regional Staff

Southern Regional Facilitator and Children & Families Consultant: Nigel Winder

South Island Camps Facilitator: Paul Humphreys

Camps Administrator: Karen Poy

Camps Admin Assistant: Bronwyn Withington

Otago/Southland Youth Consultant: Lizzie Moore

Stay Real Leader (at-risk youth): Richard Starling

People

Regional Staff

Youth Consultant: Steve Adams

People

Regional Staff

Children & Families Consultant: Liz Eichler

Youth Consultant: Eugene Fuimaono

All about New Zealand

  • Population

    4,916,817

  • Religion

    Protestant 32.7%, Roman Catholic 11.6%, Maori Christian 1.3%, Hindu 2.1%, Buddhist 1.4%, Islam 1.1%,Other Religions 1.4%, None 38.5%

  • Population under 15

    19.7%

  • Official language

    English, Māori, New Zealand Sign Language

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