MINISTRY WANANGA: 2019

Click here to register for the Calling Retreat, 15-16 February.

Please email any queries regarding Ministry Wananga to treena@tairawhiti.org.nz

WANANGA VENUE

Wananga for 2019 will be held variously around the rohe and at Te Rau College, 9 Temple St, Turanga.

TIME

All Wananga will run 6PM on the starting date to 3:30PM on the end date if not otherwise advised.

Dates for each wananga and any exceptions to time will be confirmed in advance.

ACCOMMODATION

Generally Marae style at Te Rau College or elsewhere unless otherwise advised.

Alternative accommodation can be sought by prior arrangement.

Participants are welcome to arrange their own accommodation at their own expense.

TRAVEL

Travel subsidies will be made available by prior arrangement.

If necessary, subsidies will be applied proportionally to those with the greatest need.

ATTENDANCE CRITERIA

Ministry Wananga are open to:

  • Licensed Ministers, Te Tairawhiti.

  • Those invited by Te Rau College for training in ministry generally.

Wananga are compulsory for:

  • All who are currently discerning to be licensed as Kaikarakia.

  • All currently discerning for ordination to the Diaconate & the Priesthood.

  • All ordained in the last two years.

Calling retreat: 15-16 February

Click here to register - by invitation only.

Discerning and testing God’s calling, through prayer and reflection, in the lives of those considering licensed and ordained ministry.

WANANGA HEIPU - Climate CHANGE:
5-6 March

Identifying our role and the pathway forward for church and community based training and action around disaster preparedness and resiliency in the face of Climate Change.

NGA RA TAPU - Easter Wananga: 18-21 April

Students will participate in, and use for reflection, the actual delivery of karakia through Holy Week and Easter, with teaching provided on:

  • Background and theology underpinning Holy Week/Great Triduum/Easter

  • Liturgy and traditions

  • Practical tools, skills and resources.

HUI TOPU: 20 April

An opportunity for young people from across Te Tairawhiti to gather for a day of fun, learning and faith as we reignite the Hui Topu kaupapa for a new generation.

With an emphasis as a beginning on fun activities for rangatahi, Hui Topu will be hosted in Wharekahika (Hicks Bay), at Kawakawa Mai Tawhiti Kura.

POSTULANTS RETREAT: 3-4 MAY
BISHOP’S ADVISORY PANEL FOR POSTULANTS

A two day retreat on calling to ordained ministry for postulants in Te Tairawhiti.

KAWEA TE RONGOPAI - REDSHIRT PILGRIMAGE:14 June - 3 July

A pilgrimage for young people to Redshirt, on the Pine Ridge Reservation (the most deprived county in the US), South Dakota, USA in partnership with the Diocese of LA, and the project’s founders, Rev. Robert Two Bulls (Director of Indian Work for the Diocese of Minnesota) and the Rev. Michael Cunningham, (Rector of St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Lompoc, California. Tairawhiti has facilitated involvement and teaching, through its Companion relationship with the Diocese of LA, for several years. Alongside expeiencing and learning about the lives, culture and faith of our indigenous whanaunga in the US alongside young people generally, the pilgrimage provides experience and teaching on:

  • The Gospel of Jesus Christ in action

  • Building community

  • Worship in the Oglala-Lakota context

  • The history of how the Gospel seed was planted and has been nurtured over time in another indigenous minority context

  • Growing in faith and expanding a sense of service to others

KAWEA TE RONGOPAI - TAIRAWHITI PILGRIMAGE:27 JULY - 1 AugusT

A week long pilgrimage tracing how the Gospel seed was first planted in our Hui Amorangi, how it has been nurtured over time, and the ways in which it continues to be carried and bear fruit in our context among Maori.

Experiences and learning will include:

  • Ongoing instruction in the importance of Whakapapa or a Maori practice and understanding of relationship

  • Ongoing instruction in basic reo or Maori language, and tikanga or Maori customs

  • Teaching and experience of Pohiri or the Maori tikanga or ritual of encounter

  • Teaching and experience of Maori Whaikorero or oratory (and for the brave, an opportunity to speak in welcoming environments)

  • Learning and experiencing Maori Waiata

  • Teaching and experience of the importance of Whakapono or faith to the Maori experience in Te Tairawhiti

  • Teaching and experience of the bi-cultural history in Te Tairawhiti, in the church and in our communities generally

KURA TAKURUA: 7-10 August

Covering history and background, theology and scripture, liturgics, practice, and resources, topics at Tairawhiti’s Annual WInter School will include:

  • Mihinaretanga / Common core marks of Anglicanism & being Mihinare (Maori & Christian/Anglican) in Aotearoa/Tairawhiti

  • Tikanga Karakia me ngā Hakarameta / Liturgy and Sacraments

  • Tikanga Paipera / Biblical Studies for key contextual needs in Te Tairawhiti

  • Reo me nga Tikanga / Learning, and use of, Maori language and culture in ministry in Tairawhiti

  • Tangihanga / Ministry around death, bereavement, and funeral practices

  • Himene and Waiata / Learning and use of hymns, chants, canticles, antiphons, and psalms in ministry

POSTULANTS RETREAT: 21-22 SEPTEMBER
BISHOP’S ADVISORY PANEL FOR POSTULANTS

Final interviews for postulants for Holy Orders.

KAWEA TE RONGOPAI - TAIRAWHITI PILGRIMAGE: 1-6 OctobeR

The second of our week long pilgrimages for 2019 tracing how the Gospel seed was first planted in our Hui Amorangi, how it has been nurtured over time, and the ways in which it continues to be carried and bear fruit in our context among Maori.

PAREKEREKE + MINISTRY EDUCATION:2018

Alongside Ministry Schools, Kaiwhakaako will offer targeted training and workshops in each rohe with resources on:

  • KAUHAU - HOMILETICS
    The art of good preaching.

  • TIKANGA KARAKIA - LITURGiCS
    Understanding, constructing and leading good karakia.

  • TE MAHI MINITA - PASTORAL KARAKIA & MINISTRY
    Understanding, and leading karakia for pastoral ministry.

  • TE PAREKEREKE - DISCIPLESHIP GROUPS
    Implementing a guided programme for making disciples.