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Encounter, Community, Transformation

Te Kōrero - Our Story

We stand on the shoulders of those who have gone before us, in order to gain insight and direction, and to pave the way for those who will follow after us. 

Kia kaha, kia toa, kia manawanui.

Highway was planted out of Northcity Church, in 2005. Nine families obediently accepted the call of God to plant a Church in Kaiapoi with a dream for doing things differently and serving the community.

Church planting is no easy task, and sustaining a church is even harder. Unfortunately, due to illness, tiredness and near burnout, many of the original team were forced to seek refuge back at Northcity, and others were called to minister in other areas of the country.

But when God sows a seed He does not let it die. Instead, He waters it, nourishes it, prunes it, and shelters it. Through obedience, perseverance and grace, Highway continues and has reimagined how to live as a community on God's mission to bring reconcililation, justice, beauty and wholeness to individuals, whānau, and communities.

Many have come and gone, shared life with us, and sewn their wairua into the fabric of this community. But Highway has driven a stake firmly into the ground - we are a part of Kaiapoi, we are here to stay, we are home.

Together we collaborate with others in serving this community, and expressing God's kingdom.

Tīhei mauri ora.

What is your story?

We all have a story - a tale of our failures and successes, struggles and triumphs, sorrows and joys.

Like strands of harakeke, our stories are interwoven into the fabric of time and space to produce a canvas of life in all of its rawness and realness. Ugly yet beautiful because it is a picture of the truth.

It is what led you here. You cannot change what is written in the past, but with Jesus you can rewrite the future.