Unite Youth - Get Smart, Arise Conference 2019

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Every year Unite Youth attends Arise Conference. This year we will be attending the conference in Christchurch and we are so excited to have your teenager joining us. The conference will be in the second week of the term 2 school holidays (July 16th - 19th). It has us joining thousands of other teenagers, families and churches to listen to world-renown speakers at the largest Christian conference in New Zealand. Every year we’ve been, the youth are hugely impacted and always come back feeling revitalized and excited - so we are extremely excited to see what this year will do in the lives of the young people.


The cost involved comes as a package deal including: transport, accommodation, a conference ticket, and breakfast and dinner.

This all equates to one of the lowest costing years we’ve had of $200

This amount includes breakfast and dinners. We will eat all together at our accommodation with the help of our conference parents cooking etc.

We recommend supplying your young person with an extra $40 for lunches. Some spending money is also recommended.

A deposit of $100 has to be made by the 30th June. Talk to us about the option of paying-it-off.


Any payment made by direct debit or online banking MUST include your young person’s last name and the code AR19 as references. This is so we can keep track of all the payments and ensure your payment is traceable.

Unite Church 01-0702-0017237-00

Alternatively, you can click the “Pay now” button at the bottom of this page.


We will be traveling to Christchurch and back in vans. Van hire and petrol are all covered in the initial cost. The only people driving the vans will have had their full license for at least two years.

We are staying 15 minutes away from the conference location so there will be a short commute each day to the conference. Its advised to bring a packed lunch for the first day as we travel down. It’s a long drive and food on the way is expensive.


Tuesday 16th July

7:00am - Youth to be dropped off at Unite Church (173 Rutherford Street)

7:30am - Depart church in vans

9:30am - Rest stop and morning tea in Murchison

12:30pm - Lunch in Culverden (bring packed lunch or buy something when there)

2:30pm - Arrive in Christchurch. Check into accommodation

4:00pm - Free time (go into CBD) - get dinner/do groceries

7:30pm - Session One

Wednesday 17th July

7:30am - Breakfast

8:30am - Leave accommodation for day

9:30am - Session Two

11:45am - Session Three

12:00pm - Get Smart - Session One

1:00pm - Lunch

2:00pm - Get Smart - Session Two

3:30pm - Make our way back to accommodation for dinner

6:00pm - Leave accommodation for last session of the day

7:00pm - Session Four

Thursday 18th July

7:30am - Breakfast

8:30am - Leave accommodation for day

9:30am - Session Two

11:45am - Session Three

12:00pm - Get Smart - Session Three

1:00pm - Lunch

2:30pm - Get Smart - Session Four

4:00pm - Make our way back to accommodation for dinner

6:00pm - Leave accommodation for last session of the day

7:00pm - Session Seven

Friday 19th July

7:30am - Breakfast

8:30am - Free time in Christchurch

11:00pm - Depart Christchurch and head home

12:30pm - Rest stop in Culverden

3:30pm - Rest stop in Murchison

6:30pm - Arrive back - pick-ups from Unite Church

During our time in Christchurch we will be following the schedule of the ARISE CONFERENCE. For more information here is the link to their website: https://ariseconference.org.nz. There is also an Arise conference app with all the session times and places to be.

Gear List:

  • Day Pack: Please be aware that your young person will not be able to pop back to the accommodation if they have forgotten something.

  • Money for food: We suggest an extra $40 at least to cover lunch costs over the event as well as a packed lunch for the road trip down. Merchandise will also be available for sale by the conference organizers - your young person may want some spending money for these items.

  • Clothes: Rain jacket & WARM clothing

  • Toiletries: Towels, DEODORANT, toothbrush, toothpaste, shower gel etc.

  • Phone & Charger

  • Bible, Notebook, Drink Bottle

  • Bedding, plates, and utensils are all provided at the Christchurch Top 10 Holiday Park (Meadow Park) for us - for more information on where we will be staying and what the facilities are like, go to https://www.christchurchtop10.co.nz.


Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or need help with anything!


Adan Soroka - Unite Youth Pastor

adansoroka@gmail.com / 0221099492


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NOTE: Please be aware that your young person is expected to show commitment to safety and behavioral requests by their leaders. Your young person is expected to listen and show respect to the leaders as well as report to their leaders between conference sessions. Failure to comply will result in your young person being sent home at your cost via an Air New Zealand Flight. This is due to the nature of the event and the size of the city. I understand my obligations to the Youth Leaders and Conference Organizers, both in Christchurch and while we travel to and from the event. I give permission for the above named to attend Arise Conference with Unite Youth from 16th-19th of July 2019.