The Power of Vision

I have to come realize that I am a visual learner. God often speaks to me through what I see.  In practical terms, I am far better off if I can see an example, to show me what needs to be done . When  I read through the Bible,  I get excited by examples of women, God used to make a difference through their lives These women give me a vision of who we can become in Christ. They inspire me to  “see” the potential in me and also women from every street, in every neighborhood of our city (and the surrounding towns) in our region of Taranaki.

It causes  me to believe that God can help women in our region to become: Continue reading The Power of Vision

Lasting the Distance

I don’t know about you but sometimes I find living in a fast paced world, where trends and things go out of fashion almost the second they are in, a little unsettling. We find ourselves approaching life with a “you only live once” mentality grasping and grabbing at experiences, jobs and things to try and make the most of what is fleetingly placed before us.

You may have heard of the term “planned obselecence”. This is a design policy whereby a product or consumer item is designed with a limited useful life so that it will become obsolete or unfashionable after a certain period of time. Now while this might be good for product producers and a stimulated economy it is I think a sign of our times where the terms “throw away” and “disposable” are all too commonplace. Continue reading Lasting the Distance


Jo parker Snoopy and Charlie

What an incredibly inspirational time we had with Letitia Sheldon when she came to speak at the Inspiring Women Night! I really believe her stories scattered seeds into our hearts and I am excited to see these sprout and grow in the coming months.

As I was driving home, I reflected on Letitia’s exceptional commitment to the call of God on her life. In particular, what stood out to me was her belief that none of her steps were started in greatness but were rather ordinary steps, taken by an ordinary woman, with an extraordinary God.

“I can make a difference to my generation”

Letitia Shelton NP 20th may 2014

Attending Letitia Shelton’s Dessert and Coffee Night where she spoke on the life of teenage girls really opened my eyes to some ways that girls my age can be shown God’s love and grace.

Her presentation is something that all Christian women need to hear. The girls that Letitia spoke about were the girls in my generation and it was interesting to sit and listen and see how many women didn’t know how bad it had become in a teenage girl’s world today. The copious amount of pressure from friends, boyfriends and society have such large effect on the way that girls feel they have to be and eventually, it all adds up leaving the girls hurt and broken. Letitia really inspired me to chase after the visions God has put in my heart to see young girls from all around Taranaki saved. God spoke to me through Letitia and showed me that I can make a difference for his purpose by showing the girls out there that they’re loved by Jesus.

–Aleisha Clow


Aleisha is a full time intern at Park City Church who has a passion for youth and music. She finished Girl’s High in 2013 and is now doing a one year Diploma in Christian ministry through Vision College.


shinegirl-starter-packshotShine is…..  For every girl.


Shine is run as an 8 week course with a maximum of 15 participants. It is run in an informal environment to explore the Shine girl concepts through hands on, practical and interactive sessions. Sessions are approximately 1 ½ hours long, and best run in school time. Shine girl is aimed at year 7 -10 girls. There is no obvious Christian content in the curriculum but it is based on Biblical principles.

We believe that everyone is uniquely valuable and that every life counts. Shine outworks this through a personal development programme designed by Hillsong City Care to help girls and women tackle issues of self esteem, value and self worth. The programme takes a practical approach, exploring core values and learning life principles.