A Day with C. Baxter Kruger and Paul Young

David and Suzanne are hosting a day for “pastors, leaders and influencers” with these two much loved authors on 13th January.

Paul is the author of the most popular book of recent times, with ‘The Shack’ having sold 18 million copies worldwide. It spent over a year at the top of the New York Times Bestsellers list. But Paul is more than a gifted story teller. His life is a story of gifted grace. The Shack is a book that tuned millions around the globe towards God’s relentless affection for them.

A world renowned author and theologian, Baxter teamed up with Paul to write, ‘The Shack Revisited’ to unpack the thinking and theology behind this amazing story. A life long student of psychology, Baxter has degrees in political science, divinity, and earned his Doctor of Philosophy from Kings College, Aberdeen University in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Held at the “new” Arjay House in Riverhead, Auckland, this will be a relaxed day of input, dialogue and fellowship together.


Elevate is a community of faith that meets on Auckland’s North Shore. Led by David and Suzanne Collins, and a great team of loving people, Elevate is a very happy place, loving the happy God, and enjoying His goodness day by day. 

There’s a warm welcome awaiting you on any Sunday at Fairway Lodge - and your children will love our Sunday “Boost Kids” ministry. You’re also most welcome in one of our home-based “Royalty Groups”, or to participate in our winter-time equipping courses. But most of all, we’d love to have coffee with you, learn about you – your family, your work or study, and your hopes.

We love doing life on the beautiful North Shore. Auckland is a wonderful city. If you have not yet found a loving church home here, please pay us a visit – we’d love to meet you. As much as anything, we aspire to be a church family known for the love that flows between its members and out to the world.