Equip Conference: Christ our Wisdom

EQUIP CONFERENCE IS AN INSPIRING AND CHALLENGING WEEK WHICH WILL EQUIP YOU TO UNDERSTAND AND TEACH THE BIBLE MORE RICHLY.

We gather each morning and evening to sing praises to our great God and to hear his word taught. In small groups we learn how to prepare and write Bible studies, and receive encouragement and feedback from experienced leaders. We also spend time thinking through practical aspects of Christian ministry such as evangelism, discipleship, youth work, personal holiness and much more. There's no better way to start the year than being grounded in God's word, equipped to serve him and his people, and inspired by a community of Christian brothers and sisters from around the country.

We'd love to have you join us.

How Much does it cost to attend Equip Conference?

To view our pricing please go to the registration pages. There are subsidies available. If you would like to apply for a subsidy, please contact us  prior to registering. 

Please note, that children of our strand leaders and strand 4 delegates can attend Equip Conference for free. Please use the promotional code 'EQUIPSERVE' when registering your child.

When do registrations close?

Registrations for both conferences close on Sunday 22nd December, 2019. (Please note, there will be a late fee added to registrations after December 1st).

What ways can I pay for the conference? 

You can either pay by credit card, internet banking, cheque, or cash at the door. It is a great help to us, if you are able to pay prior to the conference.

CAN I PAY MY FEES WHILE I'M AT THE CONFERENCE?

Yes, you can pay on the day of registration although we do not have Eftpos facilities available. It is our preference that you pay prior to the conference by cheque or by direct deposit into our account, or by Credit Card when registering.

CAN I PAY IN INSTALMENTS?

You are very welcome to pay in instalments, but we do ask that you complete payment prior to or on the Monday of the Equip Conference.

IS THERE ANY FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE?

There is a limited amount of funding available to help you attend Equip (especially for families). If you would like to apply for a subsidy, please contact us  prior to registering. Any available funds will be distributed at the discretion of the Equip Conference committee.

Are children welcome at the Equip Conference?

Yes, Equip is a family friendly conference and therefore provides a creche and children's programme. These programmes run for the mornings at Equip and cater for 0-11 year olds.  There are limited spaces for these services so get in quick! There is also a Youth Strand for 12-18 year olds, please visit the ‘About Equip’ page for more information. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding availability.

What does a typical day at Equip Conference look like?

  • We gather morning and evening to sing praises to our great God and to hear his word taught 

  • In small groups we learn how to prepare and write Bible studies, and receive encouragement and feedback from experienced leaders

  • In afternoon seminars, we also spend time thinking through practical aspects of Christian ministry such as evangelism, discipleship, youth work, personal holiness and much more.

  • Free time - each afternoon there are several hours of time for fellowship and rest with some optional organised activities.

Is it possible to arrange transport to/from the airport or to/from Equip Conference?

Yes, we try our best to make it as easy to possible for you to travel to Equip. If you would like help with transport, please contact us.

Is there any accommodation available the Night before Equip starts, if I travel to Equip from out of town?

Accommodation can be arranged at our venues for the Sunday night if necessary. This will incur an extra cost. When you register you will be given the option of registering for the extra night accommodation. 

Do I need to register for the evening meetings at Equip Conference?

Anyone is welcome to attend the evening meetings and you are not required to register. The evening meetings will begin at 7:30pm.

Can I attend the morning meetings if I am not registered for the conference? 

Unfortunately the morning meetings are limited to those registered for the conference. You are most welcome to attend the evening meetings (see above) or to register for the week!

I cannot attend the whole conference, can I still register for part of it?

Each day builds on the previous days learning at Equip Conference, and therefore we cannot accept 'part-time' registrations. If you cannot attend the whole week, perhaps wait for another year when you can! However please remember, the evening meetings at Equip Conference are open to anyone and there is no need to register to attend these. Please contact us if you have any questions about this.

I have registered but would now like to change my accommodation requirements, is that possible?

If you have any changes to make please contact us and we will do our best to help.

I have had some previous training, do I need to start at Strand 1?

Equip is set up as a 4 year program where each year builds on models taught in previous years. We therefore encourage delegates to begin at Strand 1.

Do you cater for special diets?

We have a very capable team in the kitchen and if you let us know of any special requirements when you register, we will do our best to make sure you are catered for. 

Can I go directly to Blue Skies on Monday morning to drop off my gear for the South Island conference?

No, please bring your bags to Kaiapoi High School where registration happens, and from here you will be given directions to your accommodation.

Can you answer a question that's not listed here?

We'll try to!  Contact us and we'll be happy to assist you!