Christchurch Ministry House

An Arm of YWAM Oxford

The ministry house is run by Noah and Kate Cremisino, who are functioning in partnership with YWAM Oxford in Christchurch, the nearest major city to the base.  

In the mid-2000’s, a private donor bought the house to bless YWAM Oxford with a space to use in the city. The ministry house began as a ministry to the skateboarding community, known as “The Skate House”, which focused on evangelism and community building with local skate kids. From 2010 onward, Noah & Kate have used it as a personal home, gathering place, and hub for a variety of local and translocal initiatives.The house is centrally located in the city and has been a perfect space to host incoming YWAM outreach teams, to run a missional community school, to provide a temporary safe space for people in desperate situations, and it has been a consistent gathering place for ministry meetings, discipleship, teaching nights, workshops, small groups and community hangouts.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or want to connect.

The Prayer Collective Christchurch (prayercollective.nz) is a missional community that aims to cultivate unity in the body of Christ through collective prayer and worship gatherings, mobilizing intercessory teams, training, and partnering with various churches and organizations in Christchurch to connect people to God in meaningful ways. In 2015 PCC birthed DEEP, a regular 24 hour citywide worship & prayer gathering. Over Easter, our PCC team runs the Prayer Tent at Southern Easter Camp which is the south island’s largest evangelistic outreach initiative.

Find out more about Prayer Collective Christchurch on our website or Facebook page and please get in touch if you want to know more or get plugged in.

Noah & Kate Cremisino

Originally from Denver, Colorado (as well as California, Iowa, Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, Illinois, Virginia, and Guam) we relocated to New Zealand in 2010.

We both did our YWAM training in New Zealand, Noah at Oakridge/Zion (2001 with an outreach to the South Island) and Kate—Marine Reach Tauranga (2007 with an outreach to Fiji).

As a family we are living missionally in Christchurch and run the Christchurch Ministry House. Like many across the nation, we have a heart to see New Zealanders resurrected into life with Christ and society transformed by the Kingdom of God. There is a strong call on this nation and we feel honoured to be a part of the whanau (family).

We work alongside YWAM Oxford where Noah serves on the trust. We both teach and are involved with connecting the base and other incoming mission teams to the city. We continue to input into the Tribe (ywamtribe.com), a world-wide, post DTS network and resource. In 2015 we pioneered, MCX (the Missional Community Experience) which is a second-level YWAM school. Since then we have been living out the MCX ethos organically with the Prayer Collective Christchurch community.

We are passionate about seeing people set free, healed and discipled into their gifts and calling to reach every sphere of society. We love the opportunities God brings along to journey with people and help catalyze them forward in Kingdom work. We have a heart for those who don’t fit into the mold and are passionate about seeing the Church step into the dynamic future that God has for her.

Life abroad has trained us, matured us and taught us about total reliance on God, how to walk in obedience rather than striving, and to be directed by His peace and wisdom. God is faithful and we are thankful for this opportunity to be a part of what God is birthing in New Zealand.

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