Sistas Women's Conference
7-9 September 2017
The Trusts Arena, Auckland, New Zealand
Sistas is more than just an annual event that gathers thousands of women from across New Zealand and abroad, it is a group of everyday, down-to-earth women sharing in one heart, with a desire to outwork the purpose that God has called us to.
We’ve been fashioned to walk in His freedom, live as His creation, love others, and in all that we do share His love and mercy in this beautiful gift called life. Since its birth in 2000, Sistas Women’s Conference has annually seen thousands of women join together to worship our amazing God, be inspired and equipped, develop authentic friendships, and unite together in purpose.
Over three nights and two days, we gather to hear from incredible local and international speakers who wholeheartedly believe that Christ has made it possible for us to live in His freedom. They will teach from their experience on how to walk in that freedom and how to find our true self and purpose. Along with Spirit filled worship, creative elements, little treats and surprises along the way, Sistas creates an atmosphere that will refresh your heart and soul, and helps build genuine connections to bring real change in your life.
We invite you to be a part of this growing global purpose – and look forward to you joining us!
OUR HOST & GUEST SPEAKERS
Ps Maree de Jong
Maree and her husband Paul are the Senior Pastors of LIFE, a church that has grown to become an influential ministry since it began in 1991. Maree initiated the Sistas Women’s Conference which has inspired and encouraged thousands of women from all over New Zealand and the South Pacific. Maree’s heart is to see women empowered and for them to recognise their full potential and see beyond their own circumstances so they can make a difference in this generation and the next. Maree has practical wisdom and knowledge of the Word and a powerful testimony of the grace and forgiveness of God, in which her complete trust in Him has given her a power and truth that she can confidently speak from.
Dr. Robi Sonderegger
Dr Robi Sonderegger is a Clinical Psychologist renowned for taking psychology from the frontline to the home front™. He is a compelling, passionate and highly entertaining presenter best known for combining the best of science and scripture in his messages that are actively designed to equip and empower participants. Every year, countless thousands around the world attend his live presentations, and tens of thousands have graduated from his trauma rehabilitation, mental/emotional health, new-habit-formation, and parenting programs.Dr Robi is an Aussie who knows no bounds. Over the past 15 years he’s gone from celebrity snowboard instructor to the rich and famous of Europe (including Prince Charles and Harry of Wales) to humanitarian activist for child-soldiers and sex-slaves (Pride of Australia Medal Finalist).
Priscilla Shirer is a wife and mom first, but put a Bible in her hand and a message in her heart, and you’ll see why thousands meet God in powerful, personal ways at her conferences and through her books and Bible studies. She and her husband, Jerry, lead Going Beyond Ministries through which they provide spiritual support and resources to the body of Christ. They count it as their greatest privilege to serve every denomination and culture across the spectrum of the church.Between writing and studying, you’ll probably find Priscilla at home cleaning up after (and trying to satisfy the appetites of) her three rapidly growing boys.
Ps Sheila Walsh
Sheila Walsh is a powerful Bible teacher and best-selling author from Scotland with over 5 million books sold. Her international ministry has reached more than 5.5 million women by combining honesty, vulnerability, and humor with the transforming power of God's Word. Calling Texas home, Sheila lives in Frisco with her husband, Barry, her son, Christian, and three little dogs.
Ps Nadia Clark
Nadia loves Jesus and is incredibly passionate about people discovering God’s freedom, love and reality. Nadia, and her husband Craig, have had the honour of being on staff at LIFE for the past 13 years which has involved pastoring the youth and young adults for nine of those years, and leading the youth conference ‘Get Smart’. Three years ago with their 2 kids (Zion and Hope) they moved to Australia to pastor the LIFE campus in Melbourne which they absolutely love and are seeing God do amazing things.
For all the girlfriends aged 13-19, Miss Sistas was created just for you.
Our dream is that you go from Miss Sistas empowered to live out your unique journey. You won’t want to miss out on the exclusive Miss Sistas sessions, live artists, competitions, giveaways and ministry time, along with guest speakers Ps Melissa de Jong and Ps Nadia Clark. With the special reduced price for our Miss Sistas delegates this year, there is no reason not to come.
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