Saturday 14th March 2020, Samuel Marsden Collegiate, Karori, Wellington

We all want to see God’s transformation in our local communities and throughout Aotearoa New Zealand.  To equip us for this calling, we are all invited to attend this year’s first Training Day.  It’s open to everyone, and it’s our opportunity to gather as one big diocesan family for shared learning and fellowship.

So get together with other leaders and leaders in the making from your church and carpool, bike or bus to Training Day at Samuel Marsden Collegiate, Karori, on the 14th of March 2020.

No RSVP is required.  There’s no charge, but a koha is appreciated to help with the running of this event.

Training Day March 2020 is to be held in Wellington, and is open to the whole diocese.  The day begins with morning tea and an “all together” session with the bishops, before we make our choice of workshops across a number of useful streams.  After one workshop, we gather again for lunch, then break into two more workshop options.  Then we gather together again with the bishops for one more session before home time by 4pm.

Later in the year, we’ll run another Training Day – but it will be run over two locations.  Firstly, we’ll run it in Palmerston North on the 15th of August, then we’ll repeat it on the 29th of August in Wellington – it’s the perfect chance to get the whole of your church team to a Training Day event.

Here’s the agenda for the day:

9:30amArrival and cuppa
10:00amMain session
10:50amMorning workshops
12:30pmLunch (provided)
1:30pmAfternoon workshop 1
2:30pmAfternoon workshop 2
3:30pmClosing gathering
4:00pmLeaving time for most

The day is made up of several sessions, during which you are able to choose from a smorgasbord of workshops to attend.  Here are the workshops we’ve confirmed so far – more will be added as they are confirmed.

Morning Workshops

These are from 10:50am until 12:20pm. As topics are confirmed, they will be added here.

Afternoon Workshops - Session 1

These are from 1:30pm until 2:20pm. As topics are confirmed, they will be added here.

Afternoon Workshops - Session 2

These are from 2:30pm until 3:20pm. As topics are confirmed, they will be added here.

Team Training Day will be held at Samuel Marsden Collegiate School, Marsden Avenue, Karori, Wellington.

Parking is very restricted on-site.  We strongly recommend public transport or carpooling.

  • If you need to park on-site for mobility reasons, or you are a speaker and need to drop off materials for a workshop, please make yourself known to a parking warden at any street entrance to the school and they will assist you to find a park.
  • If you are being dropped off, feel free to use the Marsden Avenue entrance – which is right next to Reception, where the day will start.
  • If you are driving and parking your car, please allow extra time to park in the surrounding streets and walk.  The former teachers’ college campus in Donald Street is no longer available due to demolition.

Event kick-off: The event will commence in the school’s main Reception area, in Te Manawa o te Kura – directly accessible from the Marsden Avenue entrance.  Follow the RECEPTION signs from each entrance of the school.

Public transport: Check out for full timetable and fare information for the Wellington regional public transport network.

If you are from out of town, you can “park and ride” at many major railway stations in the Wellington region, then catch a train to Wellington Station and walk the short distance to Lambton Quay to catch the bus to Karori.  Trains only accept cash fares on-board, unless you have pre-purchased a ticket beforehand.

A koha is requested as a contribution towards the cost of the day.  You can offer this in cash, or via EFTPOS in the cafe space at Training Day.

These promo resources will be available soon…

Poster (A3)

Flyers (A5)

  • Print this in colour, but can be printed black and white (COMING SOON)

Projector slide

  • Put this slide in your church notices on the big screen.  It’s a 16:9 image that can be inserted into most projection software, including PowerPoint.

Pewsheet / newsletter advertisement (A6)

  • Use this black and white ad in your pewsheet or online newsletter, or copy and paste the text from it if you wish. (COMING SOON)

Other resources

Here are some other resources you may find helpful

Lunch is provided for the day.  We’ll also serve tea and coffee on arrival, and you can also purchase barista-made coffee from our diocesan baristas in the main foyer.  We encourage you to bring your own re-usable mug, or purchase your own Anglican Movement-branded cup to keep.

For lunch, there will be vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free options, however if you have other specific dietary needs, you are requested to bring your own.

Lunch is provided in the Samuel Marsden Cultural Centre.  Feel free to mingle with friends or find a quiet space to reflect and pray.

Please note: the baristas will accept payment by EFTPOS, and you can also offer your koha in this way.  You can pay using cash, but change will not be available – so consider this an efficient way to pay for your coffee and offer a koha at the same time!  You can see the Koha section for more information.