We're a movement of churches (and the camps and ministries that support them) joined together by our unity in Jesus Christ. 

We're also united by our commitment to the shared mission and work God has given to the Church. 

Our 2023 Regional Summits will bring together leaders from churches, campsites and ministries across regions.

God invites us to work together within church families regionally and nationally.

Working together with others on His plans and purposes.

  • Which church/ministry leaders are you encouraging in your region by your presence, actions, and words?

  • Which church/ministry leaders are encouraging you within your region?

This is the focus of our 2023 Regional Summits. Working together, for the gospel.

We'll open the Word of God together, we'll hear local stories of how other ministries in your region are engaging in mission, and we'll have the chance to learn together. 

In 2023 these events will have a special focus on building relationships with other regional leaders to work together to equip and support both the current and next generation of church/ministry leaders.

The workshops will cover a variety of topics, including:

  • Biblical Leadership 

  • Training volunteers and leaders

  • Discipling young people

  • Encouraging prayer in our churches

  • Intergenerational Ministry

  • How churches and camps can partner for gospel mission

  • Eldership development 

"Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful...

...And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching".

— Hebrews 10:23-35


An opportunity for local CCCNZ/Open Brethren heritage churches/ministries to encourage, support and send…

  • Ministry leaders
  • Elders
  • Camp staff
  • Small group leaders
  • Potential next-generation leaders
  • Key volunteer leaders


A full day of connection that seeks to…

  • Engage ministry teams to learn and grow together

  • Connect ministry leaders with each other for mutual support and relationship

  • Inspire ministry leaders to identify next steps in current and future leadership and ministry development

  • Present interactive workshops with grassroots, practical application


10.00am: Registration & morning tea 

10.30am: Welcome and worship

10:50am: Keynote speaker

11.30am: Workshops – Session 1

12.30pm: Lunch

1.30pm: Stories from local churches

2.00pm: Workshops – Session 2

3.00pm: Afternoon tea

3.30pm: Session 3

4.30pm: Final gathering, prayer, and farewell



Chris Chalmers

Chris Chalmers is currently serving as lead pastor at Hillcrest Chapel, Hamilton.

Having previously taught theology and biblical studies at Vision College for almost a decade, he has a passion for God's Word and how it shapes our worldview.

Actively engaged in evangelism, Chris has a heart for reaching the lost and equipping the church with effective tools to share the transforming message of the gospel.

Chris and his wife Sarah have been serving in CCCNZ churches for the last four years, moving up from the South Island to Hamilton two years ago.


Isaac Pettersen

Isaac is passionate about discipleship and has spent the last decade taking on opportunities to disciple others through leading youth ministries, young adults ministries, and church discipleship as a whole.

One of the ways Isaac has equipped himself for these opportunities was by completing a Bachelor’s degree in Theology through Texas Baptist Institute.

Isaac is on staff at Crossroads Church where he oversees discipleship and young adults.

Isaac is based in Palmerston North with his wife, Tamra, and their two sons, Asher and Coen.

Working together 2023 Regional Summit

Regional Summits 2023

$20 / individual

per person.
Includes lunch

$100 / group

per group of 5 or more.
Must be from the same church.


Registrations are open

Waikato & Bay of Plenty

Saturday 1 April
Tōtara Springs, Matamata

Lower North

Saturday 27 May
 El Rancho


Saturday 29 July
Willow Park Christian Camp

Central & Upper South

Saturday 23 September
Rutland Street Church

Far North

Saturday 14 October
Coopers Beach Christian Youth Camp

Far South

Saturday 28 October
Riverside Chapel, Otago

Registering as a group?

We've created a sign-up form that you can distribute to your ministry leaders,
fill them in, gather them up, and register your group all at once! 

If you have any queries, please get in touch with:

Kerry Rickard
022 439 2507


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