"And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love." — 1 Corinthians 13:13
Sharing the love of Jesus Christ through purposeful action. We aim to make a tangible and lasting difference in our communities both locally and globally through a range of initiatives and strategic partnerships.
Thank you for being a part of ARISE Care. Your generosity and your servant hearts make a real difference. We couldn't do this without you!
Every year we come together as a church family to pack and deliver Christmas boxes to families in need, putting into action God's goodness and joy in the Christmas season. We are committed to donating food to thousands of families through our relationship with Red Cross, Women's Refuge, low decile schools, and many others in our community.
We are continuing to partner with our friends at Christmas Box to provide food essentials and treats for families in need. You can learn more about this wonderful organisation here.
Every $40 donated provides a Christmas Box to a family in need. You can donate here
You can also volunteer to pack or deliver Christmas boxes, at every Arise campus location.
Packing day: Saturday 2nd December, 2023
Delivery day: Saturday 9th December, 2023
Closer to Big Hearts, you will be able to sign up to be a part of your campus' packing or delivery team on the Serve website here.
More info can be found on the Big Hearts page here
We aim to create a family environment in schools within low socio-economic areas to encourage and uplift the children's spirits while feeding them a healthy, cooked breakfast. Our incredible teams have a heart to see children in these schools thrive in a safe setting full of love and fun. If you'd like to know more or join the team, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We partner with local community organisations to bless, love, and nurture the wahine of Aotearoa who are most in need of some care. Our team host Pamper Lounge events to connect with women from many backgrounds and difficult situations. We help and support solo mums within the ARISE community and beyond. We love to celebrate, thank, and bless these incredible parents, as well as support and care for them throughout the year.
In 2023 we will hold 4 serve day events – one per season. Serve day events are an opportunity for our church family to come together to bless their local community through one off or ongoing community projects. We believe helping those in need shows the love of Jesus in a practical way and makes a huge difference in our communities.
Join or create your own project on the Serve website here.
Serve Autumn — Practical Serve Day Bring out your hidden gifts and talents to serve the community by creating, sewing, crafting, baking or cooking to bless those in need.
Serve Winter — Food Drive Donate to restock the ARISE Storehouse and care package stock in campus locations. Come along and pack care packages for the community.
Serve Spring — This will be our big project serve event Paint a fence at your local primary school, do the gardens at a hospice, put on a morning tea for a fire station, or hold a working bee at a local charity.
Serve Summer — Big Hearts at Christmas packing day Come along and help us to pack over 2000 Christmas Boxes for families in need during the Christmas season. You can also help to give out these boxes on the following Saturday delivery day.
Since having the Storehouse, we have been able to care for many people in and around the Wellington region. We have equipped our teams in many locations around the country with the ability to bless those in their communities — from care package supplies for families in need to Refugee welcome boxes. Boxes with resources needed to run ARISE Care initiatives like Breakfast Clubs are packed and sent from here, empowering the teams in our campus locations.
The Storehouse has also enabled us to run a Porirua Sunday service each week, have a place to run our vulnerable women events, hold our annual Big Hearts packing day which blesses families in the Christmas season, cook ready-made frozen meals for care packages and is used for many other events for our areas of care.
Having this space has made a huge impact and enabled us to share the truth and love of Jesus Christ in our communities.
We work alongside New Zealand refugee service organisations like Red Cross to provide a care package full of essential food that is given to every refugee family as they arrive in New Zealand. In some cases, we are also able to supply household items they are in need of. We are looking to expand what we do for former refugees like running welcome events and supporting organisations where needed. If you would like to become a refugee support volunteer through Red Cross, check out some more information here.
As a church we have been able to show God's love through responding to emergencies, natural disasters and the Covid-19 pandemic. While we are unable to know what the year will bring, we plan and put aside resources to respond when something unexpected comes up. In the past we have responded to New Zealand's biggest earthquakes, shown support during unexpected events in schools, sent aid to regions hit by flooding, given out care packages and other help where we could during the pandemic.
We work with and support our global partners to make a positive impact in some of the most severely in need areas and countries in the world.
Through partnering with World Vision we have seen incredible change in the country of Malawi. We’ve been a part of the Area Development Programme (ADP) in Lipiri, Central Malawi for over 10 years and as that programme draws to a close, we’re starting a new ADP further South in the Nyachipele region. Through this ADP, sponsorship will; Teach farmers new ways to grow more crops so they can earn more income and feed their families, help build water systems to provide a clean water source close to communities, and provide training on how to mitigate impacts of natural disasters on long term food security.
In Kolkata, India we partner with Open Homes Foundation International (OHFI) to help support tuition centres in the slum communities of Durgar Nargar, Dum Dum, Basanti, and Sapui Para. These centres are crucial for keeping children safe from exploitation while their parents are at work. Here the children are fed daily tiffin meals, educated and cared for by a team of teachers and social workers who also do incredible work in the communities supporting the families of the children.
Through New Zealand Church Missionary Society (NZCMS) we have been helping support Andy and Shona Miller and their family as they equip and train missionaries to go out to some of the most dangerous places in the world. The Miller family are based in Costa Rica and have a heart for seeing the church in Latin America empowered and equipped to keep spreading the Gospel to the most unreached people in the world.
In South East Asia we are partnering with A21 to combat anti-modern day slavery in countries such as Thailand and Cambodia. A21 is an organisation working to reach, rescue and restore victims of human trafficking.
Click the images below to find out more about what these incredible organisations do.