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Sun, 19 Jan



Living from the Tree of Life

“On each side of the river stood the tree of life….and the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.” - Revelation 22:2

Living from the Tree of Life
Living from the Tree of Life

Time & Location

19 Jan 2025, 5:00 pm – 21 Jan 2025, 1:30 pm

Christchurch, 6 Whitewash Head Road, Scarborough, Christchurch 8081, New Zealand

About the event

Living from the Tree of Life

This retreat is an opportunity to start the year by setting aside time to rest, pray and reflect. 

Not a mad rush to fulfil New Years resolutions, but rather to draw aside from the busyness of the past season, resting in God’s great love, with our time primarily spent in silence, with rhythms of contemplative prayer and a balance of devotional input, with plenty of time to listen for the Spirit’s leading for the year. Learning to respond to Gods invitation to live from the Tree of Life, not from the Tree of the Knowledge of good and evil, and considering what that might mean for our daily lives.

About Donald and Janice Scott

Donald and Janice were both born and raised in the Dannevirke area, Southern Hawkes Bay, farming in the area before moving into a pastoral role at a local church. Relocating with their 4 boys to Christchurch in 2000, they led Northcity church until recently, now focusing on wider ministry to the body of Christ, with a passion for city-wide unity and bi-cultural reconciliation, with Donald also involved in Spiritual Direction and Janice leading the Elijah House regional team. Now the proud grandparents of 5 gorgeous grandchildren!

Cost (fully catered): 3-day (2-nights) retreat: NZ$330

You will have your own room in the Main House or Annex.

You also have the option to arrive earlier or stay longer by booking extra nights (self-catered and guided) at Sister Eveleen. 

Just let us know upon registration.

Our fees are set low to encourage participation in our programme and ministry and do not represent the true cost of the upkeep and maintenance of this wonderful historic house. 

If you are able, we would welcome your additional contribution. 

Please let us know if you would like a donation tax receipt for anything above the base cost. On the other hand, if you'd like to attend but the cost is prohibitive, please get in touch as we may be able to assist you.


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