DEEP Christchurch: We're passionate about facilitating extended worship gatherings in Christchurch. We partner with local worship leaders or worship communities, intercessors and churches to create an atmosphere of extended song & prayer. We love to partner across the city. We seek to create gatherings to focus on the King but also hope it sparks others to fun worship gatherings in their communities.
DEEP 24's give the opportunity for many church bands to get involved as we set aside time for continual adoration of our Father God. We also have run shorter gatherings like DEEP 5 + Worship in the Hills + DEEP New Years Eve.
Everyone is welcome to attend at any point at a DEEP. Some people pop-in for a few hours while others stay the entire time. It can be a rich time of personal reflection, soaking, prayer prophetic ministry and celebration. For longer DEEPS, we like to incorporate prayer prompts or areas for artistic engagement. Each DEEP is slightly different but all have the same kaupapa of extended time + the team set up in a circular format.
Past: South City C3 (2015), St. Christopher's (2015), Grace Vineyard City (2016), Northcity Church (2016), Grace Vineyard Beach (2017), DEEP 5 @ Eastside C3 (2018), DEEP in Winter at Benny's Barber Shop (2018), DEEP in the Hills @ Port Hills, Mt Pleasant (2018), DEEP New Years Eve @ Harmony Church (2018), DEEP Night Pilgrimage (2019), DEEP in the Hills @ Godley Head (2019), DEEP 26 at South West Baptist (2019)
Upcoming: DEEP 6 at Eastside C3
27 May 2023 6pm- midnight
Something powerful takes place over these extended, set-apart blocks of time as we press into God together—unified as believers across the city. He has healed sicknesses, delivered people from oppression and brought people's hearts back to Him during these times. We look forward to seeing you there.
Throughout the year we host several shorter DEEPs with the same heart but with a slightly different approach.
We pioneered DEEP Worship in the Hills in 2017 where we start the year worshipping God "from the high places" and praying over the city as the sun sets. This is an acoustic, relaxed, open atmosphere style gathering.
Past: DEEP in the Hills @ Port Hills, Mt Pleasant (2018),
DEEP in the Hills @ Godley Head (2019)
In 2018 we pioneered DEEP in Winter where we gathered in a local business warehouse for an extended night of worship & fundraised for Kairos Free Store.
Past: DEEP in Winter @ Benny's Barbershop (2018)
In 2019 we pioneered Night Pilgrimage which combined a shared picnic, contemplative prayer with DEEP style worship at the Le Bons Bay Anglican chapel.
Upcoming Projects: TBA
We love partnering with with local ministries in Christchurch to curate or host worship & prayer times within larger events.
Previous Collaborations: Marine Reach NZ, 24/7 Youthwork NZ, The Abbey Anglican Youth Leaders Gathering,
Another aspect of DEEP is our collaborative mission trips where we travel to south island towns to join local believers in stirring the atmosphere through worship.
Previous Trips: DEEP Tekapo @ Tekapo Community Centre (2019)
& Hokitika DEEP Anglican Trip (2019)
Upcoming Trips: TBA
Date: 27 May
Time: 6pm - midnight
Venue: Eastside C3
Bring a plate to share for 6pm potluck / Worship 7pm-12am
DEEP NEW YEARS EVE
DEEP IN THE HILLS
Venue: Secret Location TBA
December 2014. DEEP was birthed out of an idea to gather four traveling YWAM teams for a worship night. They all happened to be in Christchurch at the same time for separate outreaches so we thought it would be rad to invited them over for worship. It was an act of solidarity, unity, encouragement. But before we met, the idea came about to make this casual worship gathering into a city-wide, 24-hour worship weekend that included worship leaders from around the city. Why not come together with others in a unified expression of worship & prayer?
We sensed the time spent together was to be restful and that the space we created was to be a space where people could go DEEP with God. It was a place to simply "be" and receive. Post earthquakes, people were tired. Anxiety was high. We brought in couches and cushions, creative stations & communion table. Inspired by 24-7 Prayer International, we wanted to create the atmosphere of a prayer room.
So in February 2015, we held our first DEEP. It was approached as a one-off gathering, but because of enthusiastic feedback we received over the weekend, we noticed a deep hunger for more gatherings like this.
DEEP 24 hours of prayer & worship, was born. You could say it's a blend of BURN 24-7 and 24-7 Prayer International with a focus on city unity and transformation.
As we develop the DEEP worship & prayer community we love seeing relationships bridged across the city, from church to church. We also love seeing multiplication when people are inspired to create similar expressions, and we love the opportunity DEEP brings for so many people with different gifts to get involved. Worship teams, creative minds, sound people, intercessors, prophetic and healing ministers and evangelists. With one heart, we come together to worship the King.
We are musicians, creatives, prophetic ministers and admin ninjas from around Christchurch. Together we represent seven different church expressions within the city. Our varied experiences and viewpoints help define the vision and direction of DEEP. We carry a heart to see God lifted up throughout the city + the South Island while uniting churches, towns and generations.
We are going where God leads us and look forward to what's ahead.