"And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love." — 1 Corinthians 13:13

Sharing the love of Jesus Christ through purposeful action.

We aim to make a tangible and lasting difference in our communities both locally and globally, through a range of initiatives and partnerships.

Thank you

Thank you for being a part of ARISE Care. Your generosity and your servant hearts make a real difference. We couldn't do this without you!

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If you want to know more about what we do or you would like to get involved, you can get in touch with the ARISE Care team via email.

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Our Initiatives

Breakfast Clubs

Breakfast Clubs

We create a family environment in schools within low socio-economic areas to encourage and uplift the children's spirits while feeding them a healthy, cooked breakfast. Our incredible teams have a heart to see children in these schools thrive in a safe setting full of love and fun.

Breakfast Clubs run weekly, following the school term. If you'd like to know more or join the team, email us at care@arisechurch.com.

Vulnerable Women Care

Vulnerable Women Care

We partner with local community organisations to bless the wahine of Aotearoa who are most in need of some care, through Pamper Lounge events and care package support throughout the year. Through our Pamper Lounges we connect with women from many backgrounds and difficult situations, and bless them with an afternoon of treats, pampering and invite them to choose items from our Storehouse wardrobe.

Pamper Lounges run once per term. If you'd like to know more or join the team, email us at care@arisechurch.com.

Refugee Care

Refugee Care

We work alongside New Zealand refugee service organisations like Red Cross to provide a care package full of essential food that is given to every refugee family as they arrive in New Zealand. In some cases, we are also able to supply household items they are in need of. We are looking to expand what we do for former refugees like running welcome events and supporting organisations where needed. If you would like to become a refugee support volunteer through Red Cross, check out some more information here.

Emergency Response

Emergency Response

As a church we have been able to show God's love through responding to emergencies, natural disasters and the Covid-19 pandemic. While we are unable to know what the year will bring, we plan and put aside resources to respond when something unexpected comes up. In the past we have responded to New Zealand's biggest earthquakes, shown support during unexpected events in schools, sent aid to regions hit by flooding, given out care packages and other help where we could during the pandemic.

Serve Days

Serve Days

These are events where our church family comes together to serve the local community through projects. We share the love of God through practical acts of kindness, and believe this can open hearts to Jesus.

We hold 4 Serve Days a year, one per season each a different focus;

Autumn Serve Day — Practical Serve Day

Bring out your practical gifts and talents of cooking, crafting, or baking. Next one in March 2025

Winter Serve Day — Food Donation Drive

Donate to restock the Arise Storehouse and care package stock in campus locations. Come along and pack care packages for the community. Next one in June 2025

Spring Serve Day — Big Project Serve Event

Paint a fence at your local primary school, do the gardens at a hospice, put on a morning tea for a fire station, or hold a working bee at a local charity. Date: 14th September 2024

Summer Serve Day — Big Hearts at Christmas

Help pack and deliver over 2,750 Christmas Boxes for families in need during the Christmas season. Date: Packing Day - 7th December 2024, Delivery Day - 14th December 2024

Join or create your own project on the Serve website here.

Big Hearts at Christmas

Big Hearts at Christmas

Every year we come together as a church family to pack and deliver Christmas boxes to families in need, putting into action God's goodness and joy in the Christmas season. We are committed to donating food to thousands of families through our relationship with Red Cross, Women's Refuge, low decile schools, and many others in our community.

Christmas Box

We are continuing to partner with our friends at Christmas Box to provide food essentials and treats for families in need. You can learn more about this wonderful organisation here.

How to get Involved

Every $40 donated provides a Christmas Box to a family in need. You can donate here

You can also volunteer to pack or deliver Christmas boxes, at every Arise campus location.

Packing day: Saturday 7th December, 2024
Delivery day: Saturday 14th December, 2024

Closer to Big Hearts, you will be able to sign up to be a part of your campus' packing or delivery team on the Serve website here.

International Partnerships

We work with and support our global partners to make a positive impact in some of the most severely in need areas and countries in the world.

Through partnering with World Vision we have seen incredible change in the country of Malawi. We’ve been a part of the Area Development Programme (ADP) in Lipiri, Central Malawi for over 10 years and as that programme draws to a close, we’re starting a new ADP further South in the Nyachipele region. Through this ADP, sponsorship will; Teach farmers new ways to grow more crops so they can earn more income and feed their families, help build water systems to provide a clean water source close to communities, and provide training on how to mitigate impacts of natural disasters on long term food security.

In Kolkata, India we partner with Open Homes Foundation International (OHFI) to help support tuition centres in the slum communities of Durgar Nargar, Dum Dum, Basanti, and Sapui Para. These centres are crucial for keeping children safe from exploitation while their parents are at work. Here the children are fed daily tiffin meals, educated and cared for by a team of teachers and social workers who also do incredible work in the communities supporting the families of the children.

Through New Zealand Church Missionary Society (NZCMS) we have been helping support Andy and Shona Miller and their family as they equip and train missionaries to go out to some of the most dangerous places in the world. The Miller family are based in Costa Rica and have a heart for seeing the church in Latin America empowered and equipped to keep spreading the Gospel to the most unreached people in the world.

In South East Asia we are partnering with A21 to combat anti-modern day slavery in countries such as Thailand and Cambodia. A21 is an organisation working to reach, rescue and restore victims of human trafficking.

Click the images below to find out more about what these incredible organisations do.