Winter Sisters’ Training 2020


As you are by now aware, New Zealand will move up in Covid-19 alert levels effective from midday Wednesday 12 August.

The Auckland region will move to alert level 3
The rest of New Zealand will move to alert level 2

These new alert levels will remain in place until at least midnight Friday 14 August. There is no guarantee that we will downgrade in alert levels after this time. If anything, it would be safe for us to expect these alert levels to remain in place over the weekend. Because of the uncertainty of when we will downgrade in alert levels, we have made arrangements and changes assuming that we will be at the above alert levels for the full duration of the Sisters’ Training.

The following announcements will only affect the physical Sisters’ Training this weekend. The online Sisters’ Training remains unaffected.

Sisters residing in the Auckland region

Under alert level 3, you are not allowed to travel outside of the Auckland region. We respectfully ask that you honour the government restrictions by not travelling to Hamilton at all this weekend.

We will provide you with the details of how you can join the Sisters’ Training online via the Zoom platform.

If you require a refund of the donation you made to join the physical training, please email

Sisters residing outside of the Auckland region

Under alert level 2, physical gatherings are restricted to 100 people.

With the sisters from Auckland not being able to attend physically, we still are able to have all other registered sisters come physically. However, if you feel that you no longer wish to attend the Sisters’ Training physically, please be at peace. We will honour and respect your decision. We will provide you with the details of how you can join the Sisters’ Training online via the Zoom platform.

We ask that if you decide to stay home, please inform us by reply email before Thursday 1:00 p.m. This is so we know how many sisters we need to prepare meals for.

If you require a refund of the donation you made to join the physical training, please email Please note, we cannot make refunds to those who do not inform us by Thursday 1:00 p.m. of their intention to stay home. If we do not hear from you, we will assume you will still come to the physical Sisters’ Training.

There will not be an open meeting on the Lord’s day morning.

Please pray that the enemy will be bound and the Lord will still have His way to speak to us all.

Serving ones
New Zealand Training Centre

We are pleased to announce that we will be holding a Winter Sisters’ Training. Brother Mark Raabe will join us for this training.

When: Friday 14 August to Lord’s Day 16 August 2020

Where: As there are no longer any restrictions on physical gatherings, this training will now be conducted both in a physical format and an online format.

Physical Training
The physical training will be held at the New Zealand Training Centre, 33 Beale St, Hamilton East, Hamilton.
We can no longer accept registrations for attending physically. 

Online Training
Sisters who cannot travel to Hamilton can join the meetings over the Internet via the Zoom platform. The online meeting will be a video feed of the physical meeting held at the Training Centre. We strongly encourage the sisters to attend the physical meetings if possible.

Schedule: The training will begin Friday night with dinner and registration at 6:00 p.m.

The meeting schedule will be:
Meeting 1 – Friday 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Meeting 2 –  Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Meeting 3 –  Saturday 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Meeting 4 –  Saturday 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Meeting 5 –  Lord’s Day 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Accommodation: We provide hospitality at the Training Centre for those who request it, up to our capacity.
Please bring a towel, a pillow, and a sleeping bag or sheets and blankets/duvet. All meals will be provided at the Training Centre.

Children: We encourage brothers to take care of the children, to enable the sisters to have an uninterrupted time of enjoyment in the spirit. Sisters are encouraged not to bring babies and toddlers to the meetings, as there will be no creche service available. No sisters with babies will be accommodated in the Training Centre.

Donation: The donation for the Sisters’ Training is as follows:

Attending the physical training
$110 late registration donation (after 3 August)

Attending the online training
$20 donation

No donation is required for sisters from countries in the South Pacific (Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Samoa and PNG).

Registration: Please use the form below to register for the Sisters’ Training.