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live free. love strong.

In Galatians, we are encouraged to live in the freedom that Jesus has made possible and attainable for us. A freedom that has been freely given to each of us – we just need to accept it and make a choice to walk in it.

‘Christ has set us free to live a free life. So take a stand! Never again let anyone put a harness of slavery on you.’ – Gal 5:1 (MSG)

It’s His freedom that gives us confidence to live and love strong. As we walk in this freedom, we not only find our true self and purpose, we are free to love and serve others, and encourage and help them to find freedom also.

So let’s take a stand! Live free.

With love,
Maree xx 

Our Sistas Speakers

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  • Ps Maree de Jong

    Maree and her husband Paul are the Senior Pastors of LIFE, a church that has grown to become an influential ministry since it began in 1991. Maree initiated the Sistas Women’s Conference which has inspired and encouraged thousands of women from all over New Zealand and the South Pacific. Maree’s heart is to see women empowered and for them to recognise their full potential and see beyond their own circumstances so they can make a difference in this generation and the next. Maree has practical wisdom and knowledge of the Word and a powerful testimony of the grace and forgiveness of God, in which her complete trust in Him has given her a power and truth that she can confidently speak from.
  • Ps Paul de Jong

    Pastors Paul & Maree de Jong are the Senior Pastors and founders of LIFE, a church that has grown to become an influential ministry both nationally and internationally. It is underpinned by four focuses: Church, Community, Business and Kingdom. Established in the heart of Auckland, New Zealand's largest city, LIFE has continued to grow and now has three campuses strategically located across the city. Additionally, LIFE has an exciting new campus in Melbourne, Australia. The church is characterised by its heart for people, who meet with each other and the community on Sundays and through various groups and in regions throughout the week.

    Paul has a dynamic preaching style which is fresh and inspiring. He speaks from a personal revelation of the Word, and will challenge and equip audiences to grow in their relationship with God. From leadership, church life, youth, worship and creative arts, personal development and business – he has the ability to speak into many areas of the wider body of Christ. In particular, Paul and Maree are committed to developing church leadership to reach its full potential across the denominational spectrum.
  • Ps Charlotte Gambill

    Charlotte has an infectious love for life, a deep love for people and zealous love for God’s House. Her passion is to build the local church across the earth, to see people reach their full potential and to develop and strengthen leadership. Charlotte is known for her practical, humorous and passionate application of God’s word. Her messages of life and purpose are rallying a generation to embrace the broken and become ambassadors of hope. Charlotte is an author, speaker, pastor and mother, she leads Life Church in England with her husband Steve and together they have two children, Hope Cherish and Noah Brave.
  • Ps Lisa Bevere

    Lisa Bevere believes in women and empowers them by weaving the practical with the profound truth of God’s Word in award-winning curriculums and best-selling books (Lioness Arising, Fight Like a Girl, Nurture, Kissed the Girls and Made Them Cry, and more). Her heart breaks over social injustice. As an advocate for change, she rallies others to be an answer to desperate problems near and far. She and her husband John Bevere co-founded Messenger International, an organization established to teach, reach, and rescue. Lisa is the mother of four sons and grandmother of three.
  • Ps DawnCheré Wilkerson

    DawnCheré Wilkerson is a speaker, singer-song writer and pastor who loves nothing more than to encourage people of all ages to never give up! Her contagious joy and zeal bring a uniquely impacting perspective on life. She and her husband Rich are currently planting VOUS Church in downtown Miami. VOUS Church is a catalyst of creativity, diversity, encouragement and community centred around the message of Jesus.
  • Ps Maree de Jong
  • Ps Paul de Jong
  • Ps Charlotte Gambill
  • Ps Lisa Bevere
  • Ps DawnCheré Wilkerson

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