The ‘Our Neighbours’ Movement in NZ is committed to loving Muslims, and sharing the good news with them in a friendly, and respectful manner.
The Islamic community in Auckland has grown significantly. The suburb that used to be known as the Bible belt, now has 4,681 resident Muslims from many nations. We don’t know what will happen in the future. Everything depends on our prayers, seeking God for a significant witness among them, and a change in our attitude as the Church of Jesus Christ.
The Holy Spirit wants us to reach out to ‘Our Neighbours’ now. All our churches in Aotearoa need to be aware of Islam and why it is growing in NZ. Christians need to be equipped, to know how to befriend them, and how to share the Injil (Gospel) in a culturally, and religiously appropriate way.
‘BOUND 4 PARADISE’ is a unique opportunity for us to share the love of Jesus with ‘Our Neighbours’. They believe in a sensuous paradise as a reward for their good works. The Bible teaches that the King of heaven (Paradise) is Jesus Christ. If ‘Our Neighbours’ know who ‘Isa’ is, they will pass from this life into the heaven where Jesus is the King.
Most of ‘Our Neighbours’ have never heard the Gospel. Who is going to share with them?
Will you join God’s work through this unique opportunity? The training is practical, and by the end of the week you will have lovingly conversed with some of ‘Our Neighbours’ and made friendships.
Time and Local details:
Please plan to arrive at the venue by 10am Wednesday the 28th of June and leave by 10.30am on Sunday the 2nd of July, 2023.
If you arrive by air you plane must land in Auckland no later than 9am for our shuttle service to drive you to the venue for the 10am Whakatau. The Auckland Airport is about 25 minutes from the venue but sadly we must allow for traffic congestion in Auckland .
Participants will be part of an international team united in the Spirit, and fellowship, working together for the spread of the Gospel of the Kingdom of God.
MORNINGS are spent in worship, prayer & devotions, and training about Islamic cultures and beliefs. You will learn ways to share the Injil and Qur’an from the stories of the Prophets of the Old Testament.
AFTERNOONS will be spent around the communities where ‘Our Neighbours’ live and worship. We’ll use a series of attractive coloured tracts and books to help you converse with ‘Our Neighbours’. There will be some free time to rest, debrief and pray.
EVENINGS – we’ll enjoy dinner together for fellowship, role modelling, and prayer for ‘Our Neighbours’ communities in NZ, and around the world. We will also watch DVD’s of ‘Our Neighbours’ who have become disciples of Christ to learn how they opened their hearts. One evening we will enjoy a BBQ.
You can register further down this page in two steps. Tell us how you plan to arrive in the email you send us when you register.
Closing date for registrations: 10th June, 2023. Late registrations will incur a late fee of $95. There is a limit of 28 trainees. Enrol promptly to avoid disappointment.
$595 Includes: accommodation for 4 nights, breakfast, lunch and dinner for 5 days, plus training, local travel for outreach. Some cash – $25 for a coffee in a coffee shop will help you converse with ‘Our Neighbours’.
Deposit $200 payable NOW on registration at:
Proposed 2023 timetable
This training week is a collaboration of The Asia Pacific Discipleship Trust, Frontiers, OAC Ministries and People International New Zealand Trust.
Click to see the timetable.
Register – in 2 easy steps
On the same day you fill up the form in STEP 1 above, please deposit the conference fee deposit into the bank account of the Asia Pacific Discipleship Trust;
Bank Deposit details:
The Asia Pacific Discipleship Trust
Bank Account – 02 0240 0030890 097
Reference – Your first name and the first letter of your surname, then B4P
Reference example: SallyDB4P
PLEASE PRAY…. We would like to encourage you to take time and pray for this outreach. that God’s Spirit will go ahead and make a way for lives to be transformed by His grace when they hear the Good news. Pray about registering in this training week so through you many lives can discover their destiny. This ministry has gained its momentum through the prayers of many faithful saints. See more about this ministry at:
The Asia Pacific Discipleship Trust (CC28265)
The Asia Pacific Discipleship Trust seeks to provide a strategic platform to recover a renewed passion for hearing the Word of God and developing a Hebraic – Christian worldview to life in God.
FFF (Friends of Friends Fellowship) is a ministry of APDT (Asia Pacific Discipleship Trust) which seek to love Our Neighbours and build friendships, and disciple them in Christ and form Christ communities. ‘Our Neighbours’ is a movement seeking to place an FFF in all of 68 ‘Neighbour’ communities in NZ.
‘There are times when God wants to use you in someone else’s life. It may not be pretty or comfortable, but they need to see Jesus’. Heidi Pitman
‘I will give them a heart to know Me, that I am the Lord. They will be my people, I will be their God!