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Joy

Full

14 – 16 March 2024Mt Eden, Auckland

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“It was like a dream come true when you freed us from our bondage and brought us back to Zion! We laughed and laughed and overflowed with gladness. We were left shouting for joy and singing your praise. All the nations saw it and joined in, saying, “The LORD has done great miracles for them!” Yes, he did mighty miracles and we are overjoyed! Now, LORD, do it again! Restore us to our former glory! May streams of your refreshing flow over us until our dry hearts are drenched again. Those who sow their tears as seeds will reap a harvest with joyful shouts of glee. They may weep as they go out carrying their seed to sow, but they will return with joyful laughter and shouting with gladness as they bring back armloads of blessing and a harvest overflowing!”

‭‭Psalms‬ ‭126‬:‭1‬-‭6‬ ‭TPT‬‬

“It was like a dream come true when you freed us from our bondage and brought us back to Zion! We laughed and laughed and overflowed with gladness. We were left shouting for joy and singing your praise. All the nations saw it and joined in, saying, “The Lord has done great miracles for them!” Yes, he did mighty miracles and we are overjoyed! Now, Lord, do it again! Restore us to our former glory! May streams of your refreshing flow over us until our dry hearts are drenched again. Those who sow their tears as seeds will reap a harvest with joyful shouts of glee. They may weep as they go out carrying their seed to sow, but they will return with joyful laughter and shouting with gladness as they bring back armloads of blessing and a harvest overflowing!”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭126‬:‭1‬-‭6‬ ‭TPT‬‬

Joy

full

You ask why I smile?
Let me tell you…

Through valley and mountaintop,
Heartache and highlights,
I have seen His hand holding me through it all.

Joy is my strength, because He is with me always.

His presence breathes hope into my days,
it keeps my feet steady and my head held high.
Each day I’m greeted afresh by His goodness,
With joy on repeat as it soundtracks my life.

I don’t need to search for the moment, the feeling or a thrill,
but instead, I draw near to Him,
finding myself filled anew as I pour my heart out to Him.
He has equiped me for each season,
every battle ahead is won with Him by my side.

I look to the future with expectation
because it is full and aflame with His presence,
His life, His joy so extravagantly given to me.

You ask why I smile?
Because He is here.
He is joy. 

The Sistas
Experience

The Sistas Experience will be packed full of opportunities to encounter God, encouragement from our speakers and great connections with other women. Sistas is all about empowering one another as a sisterhood, so we encourage you to gather the girls and join us!

You’re invited to:

An encounter with the Holy Spirit

Be in the room and experience an atmosphere of faith through powerful praise and worship. It will be a space where miracles happen and breakthrough is birthed.

Messages that will change your life

We will be hearing from incredible women in sessions throughout the conference which are designed to equip and empower you. It will be a privilege to have this year's invited speakers Ps Alex Seeley (The Belonging Co, USA) and Priscilla Shirer (Going Beyond Ministries, USA) joining us this year along with hosts Ps Maree de Jong (LIFE) and Ps Melissa de Jong (LIFE). These messages are sure to be incredible words of faith that speak into your situation through Holy Spirit-led insight and wisdom.

A spirit of fun

It’s nothing but a good time when the girls come together. Sistas Conference is full of laughs, connections and surprises! Including a Marketplace where you can pickup a few special treats at conference, fun session surprises and delicious food, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Give a person who has been forced to limit

himself in his travels the chance to express

himself internationally, believe me, he will take it

with more vigor and strength than anyone else

All this anxiety has on the contrary liberated me

in the expression of my art.

“It was like a dream come true when you freed us from our bondage and brought us back to Zion! We laughed and laughed and overflowed with gladness. We were left shouting for joy and singing your praise. All the nations saw it and joined in, saying, “The Lord has done great miracles for them!” Yes, he did mighty miracles and we are overjoyed! Now, Lord, do it again! Restore us to our former glory! May streams of your refreshing flow over us until our dry hearts are drenched again. Those who sow their tears as seeds will reap a harvest with joyful shouts of glee. They may weep as they go out carrying their seed to sow, but they will return with joyful laughter and shouting with gladness as they bring back armloads of blessing and a harvest overflowing!”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭126‬:‭1‬-‭6‬ ‭TPT‬‬

Joy

full

You ask why I smile?
Let me tell you…

Through valley and mountaintop,
Heartache and highlights,
I have seen His hand holding me through it all.

Joy is my strength, because He is with me always.

His presence breathes hope into my days,
it keeps my feet steady and my head held high.
Each day I’m greeted afresh by His goodness,
With joy on repeat as it soundtracks my life.

I don’t need to search for the moment, the feeling or a thrill,
but instead, I draw near to Him,
finding myself filled anew as I pour my heart out to Him.
He has equiped me for each season,
every battle ahead is won with Him by my side.

I look to the future with expectation
because it is full and aflame with His presence,
His life, His joy so extravagantly given to me.

You ask why I smile?
Because He is here.
He is joy. 

The Sistas
Experience

The Sistas Experience will be packed full of opportunities to encounter God, encouragement from our speakers and great connections with other women. Sistas is all about empowering one another as a sisterhood, so we encourage you to gather the girls and join us!

You’re invited to:

An encounter with the Holy Spirit

Be in the room and experience an atmosphere of faith through powerful praise and worship. It will be a space where miracles happen and breakthrough is birthed.

Messages that will change your life

We will be hearing from incredible women in sessions throughout the conference which are designed to equip and empower you. It will be a privilege to have this year's invited speakers Ps Alex Seeley (The Belonging Co, USA) and Ps Priscilla Shirer (Going Beyond Ministries, USA) joining us this year along with hosts Ps Maree de Jong (LIFE) and Ps Melissa de Jong (LIFE). These messages are sure to be incredible words of faith that speak into your situation through Holy Spirit-led insight and wisdom.

A spirit of fun

It’s nothing but a good time when the girls come together. Sistas Conference is full of laughs, connections and surprises! Including a Marketplace where you can pickup a few special treats at conference, fun session surprises and delicious food, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Give a person who has been forced to limit

himself in his travels the chance to express

himself internationally, believe me, he will take it

with more vigor and strength than anyone else

All this anxiety has on the contrary liberated me

in the expression of my art.

Guest Speakers

& Hosts

Pricing

Mother's Day Special - Buy one adult registration, get one half price!
Offer valid until 21 May 2023
Adult
$180
Student / Beneficiary
$140
Miss Sistas
$100
$20

Miss

Sistas

For all the young women school years 7–13, Miss Sistas was created just for you.
Our dream is that you go from Miss Sistas empowered to live out your unique journey. You won’t want to miss out on the exclusive Miss Sistas sessions, competitions, giveaways and ministry time. With the special reduced price for our Miss Sistas delegates this year, there is no reason not to come –and invite your whole girl gang!

Hosted by

    the LIFE youth pastors

LIFE YOUTH PASTORS

register now

Miss

Sistas

For all the young women school years 9–13, Miss Sistas was created just for you.
Our dream is that you go from Miss Sistas empowered to live out your unique journey. You won’t want to miss out on the exclusive Miss Sistas sessions, competitions, giveaways and ministry time. With the special reduced price for our Miss Sistas delegates this year, there is no reason not to come –and invite your whole girl gang!

Hosted by

    the LIFE youth pastors

LIFE YOUTH PASTORS

register now

Sistas Stories

"To be able to go to Sistas this year was so important to me. Not only to embrace and be in God's presence, but to be with other women who are on the same journey as me. My first time at Sistas conference was so empowering in my journey with the Lord, and I am so excited for where he is going to take me. I loved absolutely every moment of it, from the connection to the worship to the word. But there is nothing more exciting than bringing a friend along to a night session and her giving her life to the Lord for the first time."
Kirsty

"This conference was the most powerful thing I have ever experienced and, at the same time, the most raw thing and probably the most vulnerable I have allowed myself to be in many, many years."
B

"I’ve been going through a rough time lately and have had to make some pretty big decisions about some things in my life. During the conference, God confirmed with me quite specifically that the decisions I'd made were Godly ones. He also made it very clear that He has a plan for me and that He will walk with me every step of the way!"
Karlene

"Thank you for giving me the opportunity to experience powerful, spiritual, and meaningful testimonies! Learning scriptures during the conference has helped me navigate my Bible more and gives me strength. I could feel the Holy Spirit filling my heart. A place where I can overflow my cup. This was my first Sistas conference and not my last!"
Eva

"Apart from the fact that the organisation and creativity are of the highest excellence, the spirit of God was so 'there'! I felt calm the whole conference, like I was in an oasis of peace, a slice of Heaven."
Linday

“I attended Sistas, although I had a leg injury and was on crutches. Initially I had thought about cancelling but I am so glad I went.  Your volunteers took great care of me. They made it easy for me to get into the sessions and be comfortable. Thank you to the lovely car parking guys who directed the ubers to drop me off by the door and pick me up. One lovely guy even offered to get me a chair to sit on while I wanted for the uber! Than you to the amazing welcome team who encouraged me as I came in and helped me find safe passage through the women. And thank you to the great TLC team – who found me good seats where I was safe from having my foot knocked and also I was able to see when I could not stand during the worship. They made me feel welcome, cared for and included. I was very impressed with the thought and provision at Sistas in meeting the needs and making inclusion possible for those with physical disabilities.”
Staci

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