We are gathering together to draw near to God, believing that He will indeed draw near to us! We believe the time is right for us to come together from every campus of Arise to worship God and passionately pursue Jesus.

We would LOVE to invite you to The Gathering 2024 – ‘God Chasers’.

Announcing Guest Speaker

James Murray

James Murray is the Senior Pastor of Abide Church, Sydney. James is passionate about the local church and has been in full-time church ministry for over twenty years, from High School Pastor to Youth Pastor, Young Adults Pastor, Church Planter and now serving as Lead Pastor.

James has 3 books including a new book titled, An Invitation to Follow.

You can check out Ps James on his Instagram.

Something for everyone.

Main sessions

Our main sessions will have worship, preaching, fun moments, prayer ministry. We will be hearing from Arise speakers and our guest speaker, James Murray.

Check out the full programme here.


The intermediates stream is for school years 6 to 8. Our pre-teens will have sessions with worship and preaching, Life Group time, Tribal Wars, and lots of fun activities! They’ll create new friendships and feel a sense of belonging in our church family.

Check out the full programme here.


The kids stream is for school years 1 to 5. We will have praise and worship, a chance to hear from our local kids pastors from around the country, and different themed night sessions. Our children will meet with Jesus, be activated in their faith, make new friends, and have heaps of fun!

Check out the full programme here.


Parking for The Gathering

Parking at the Arise Centre for The Gathering will be extremely limited. This is due to the carpark being shared with Metlink commuters. The available spots will be reserved for Mums with babies, those with disabilities, and shuttles for transporting intermediates to their sessions.

We encourage people to use public transport. Bus hubs and the Petone Train Station are both situated opposite the Arise Centre (4 min walk). There is off-street parking but this will also be very limited.

We are continuing to work on other parking options close to the Arise Centre, and we will update you as soon as we have more information. For the night sessions, we anticipate there will be significantly more parks available.