Courage PK Events 2019
Friday: 7pm - 9:30pm; Saturday: 9am - 6pm
Riccarton Baptist Church, 80 Rattray Street, Riccarton
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COURAGE is living the life Jesus has for you.

You may feel more like Jonah than Joshua. You may want to put a fleece out rather than step out, but in your heart you know God is calling you.

Let’s step forward together. Enter into His presence. Live out your destiny.

"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; Do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

PK Events help men to focus on life purpose, destiny, character and integrity, based on Christian values.

At this Event connect with God. Be inspired and equipped by dynamic speakers, impacting worship, prayer and interaction with other men in an atmosphere of faith and in the presence of the Holy Spirit.

Friday Night

Peter Meafou – "Authentic Christian Manhood"

Pete is innovative, creative and an entrepreneur. He loves motivating and inspiring others to succeed. He has been involved in ministry in the community for over 20 years including establishing a charitable trust to work with children and young people delivering community programs for families and running events attracting up to 10,000 people. He is passionate about young people enjoying God and life. As a young teen, Pete’s life was going in quite a different direction. At the age of 14 he was in rehab for a drug addiction. Then at 16 he was kidnapped and thought he was going to die. It’s an incredible story which he will share at PK.


Mick Duncan – "Being Courageous in the Face of Adversity"

Dr Michael (Mick) Duncan is a speaker and author who knows what it’s like to go through difficult times. This included a painful season where his daughter was tied up in a lifestyle of drugs. Mick will share the journey of his prodigal daughter and the way that God helped Mick and his wife, Ruby, through this. Mick is a “minor-kiwi-prophet” who has a PhD in John Wesley, a Masters in Dietrich Bonhoeffer and a 10 year slum-street-degree from Manila. Mick’s latest book is Alongsiders, on how to do time with people who are different and difficult. Mick currently pastors without being a Pastor, speaks throughout NZ & Australia and has a heart for vulnerable kids needing care and protection.

Richard Black – "Growing Stronger - Heal your past, empower your present, ignite your future"

Richard Black (BA, BD, MCouns, MNZAC) is the founder and Managing Director of Strength to Strength. He is sought after as a counsellor and communicator. Richard has worked in pastoral leadership for many years and understands the everyday struggles that people face and the demands on church leaders. Through his counselling, training, and public speaking he helps people strengthen their thinking, be proactive in relationships, and succeed with life.

Mike Hawke – "Living the Life Jesus Has For You"

Mike is the Dean of Nelson Cathedral. Prior to that he was involved in overseas mission around the Pacific. He was also the Vicar at Avonhead Christchurch for 23 years. He and his wife Patsy have been married for 43 years. They have 3 adult children and 1 grandchild. Mike is a keen sportsman, having bought a 65 inch TV when he turned 65. He is also a Holy Land pilgrimage tour guide, taking Kiwis on incredible life changing pilgrimages. His passion is Jesus and His church.


Now you can create your own PK experience tailor-made for your life situation. We have 15 Electives on Saturday afternoon offering more flexibility, more speakers and more topics for you to choose from.

You can get fresh perspectives on topics relevant to you, whether you are young or old, single or married – or just want to improve your health, finances, spiritual wellbeing or ministry.

It’s your choice!

Elective 1 options  1.00pm to 1.55pm

Choose 1 topic from these 5 options:

Sex and Intimacy - Richard Black
Women want to feel loved to give sex. Men want sex to feel loved. This tension means that our relationship is very important to true intimacy.

Determined to Succeed: Grit, Passion & God - Psychologist Bev Monahan
Grit is sticking with your future… to make your goals a reality. It takes courage and vision to succeed.
“Because the Sovereign LORD helps me, I will not be disgraced. Therefore I have set my face liked flint, and I know I will not be put to shame.” Isaiah 50:7.

Dealing with Dark Times - Mick Duncan
25 years of things going from bad to worse. Knowing God is with us even in the dark moments.

Israel Pilgrimages - Mike Hawke
Pilgrimage in the Holy Land. Journey through past and present Israel.

Spiritual Strength - Peter Meafou
Being firm in your faith
"Be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power" Eph 6:10
Youth focus - all men welcome

Elective 2 options  2.00pm to 2.55pm

Choose 1 topic from these 5 options:

Strengthening Couples - Richard Black
Building on foundations of love, trust & hope. Dealing with relationship breakdown & restoration. Communicating effectively.

The Russian Roulette of Porn ­- Paul Monahan
Is porn ruining your life? Assess whether PK can help you or someone you know find freedom. PK has seen life-changing results through the Set Free programme which has a proven track record in addressing the pornography problems that individuals and families face. If you want to know more start by attending this elective. Also see PK's Set Free page here >>

Preparing for Retirement - Peter Goulter: Preparing for the Third Age. Explore the many changes facing you at this time of life. 

Becoming an 'Alongsider' - Mick Duncan: How to deal with those who are different and difficult

Making Your Adventure Count - Nathan McGowan
Make an impact with your gifts, skills & passions. The way you live is as important as the path you choose. Youth focus - all men welcome

Elective 3 options  3.30pm to 4.25pm

Choose 1 topic from these 5 options:

Mind Health for Parents - Richard Black
Boundaries, button pushing and bringing out the best. Building trust and regaining trust. Helping your child to tell themselves the truth.

The Authentic Christian Life - Authentic Mag. Editor Dave Firth
Anchoring our life to the Word of God.

Managing Your Money - Peter Goulter
Managing your finances with integrity. Helpful tips for each age and life-stage.

Understanding and Preventing Suicide - Michael Hempseed
Michael is an experienced speaker who combines the latest research on mental health and suicide with practical tools & ways to support. Elective suitable for men aged 14+

Winning at Life and Relationships - Peter Meafou
Simple keys to intentionally living the best life possible.
Youth focus - all men welcome


(Event information subject to change)

More Event Information...

HAVE A GROUP? There are special discounts and offers available for groups of seven or more men and if your church signs up as a Partnership Church. Group Info [here]

TICKETS: To get the best price possible it is advisable to pre-register online. Entry is by wristband only, which you will receive at the Event. One wristband is for one person and may not be swapped or shared with another person during Event.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Promise Keepers sets the fees to recover the actual costs of putting on the Events. We want to ensure that all men are able to attend these Events. Please contact us if you cannot afford the full fee: ph 0800 PROMISE (77 66 47).

FOOD AND DRINKS: Various fast food outlets and cafes are within walking distance of the venue. Tea and coffee are available for sale at the venue. However, you are most welcome to bring your own food and drink.

PARKING: There is parking available on the surrounding streets.

BIBLE: Please bring a Bible (if you have one).

EVENT HANDBOOK: The Event Handbook will be available for you at the venue.

ACCOMMODATION: Each person is responsible for their own accommodation arrangements. Groups may want to contact local churches to seek use of church hall facilities, billets or stay in local accommodation.

REFUNDS: Tickets can be gifted or transferred to a new holder for the current Event. In the event of sickness or family emergency, tickets can be transferred to another Event this year or to next year's Event. All transfers must be confirmed through the Promise Keepers office. Refunds will be given upon application up to seven days after the Event. A $25 non-refundable administration fee applies.

OTHER TERMS & CONDITIONS: More Event Terms & Conditions are listed [here]