FAQs > Improve Your Serve

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TICKET FAQS

Each attendee must present either a valid printed or digital ticket at check-in.

What if I can't find my ticket?

  1. Check for your in-box or junk/spam folder for an email from "Simpletix" and not HIM. Simpletix is our online registration service and they email tickets directly to you.

  2. Contact HIM via email (info@himonline.org ) or phone (808-988-9777) before noon, Fri, Jan 11.

  3. At the conference, come to the REGISTRATION table.

Can I buy more tickets? Buy tickets anytime at this link, even after the conference begins!

Can my friends and I register at the conference? Absolutely. Walk-ins are welcome.

If I can’t attend the whole conference, can a friend come in my place? Registrations are for one person only and cannot be shared. However, an unused registration may be transferred to another!

If at the last minute you are unable to attend due to an unforeseen event:

  • Gift your ticket to a friend or sell your ticket to someone else. Sorry, no refunds.

  • Bless someone in need by leaving your ticket at the Registration table. Many have done this in the past, and the amazed faces and gratitude of unsuspecting recipients is priceless!

EVENT DETAILS

Check-in begins:

  • 8:30 am, Saturday, Jan 12 – Full Training registrants

  • 12:30 pm, Saturday, Jan 12 – Critical Incident Training-only registrants

LocationKalihi Union Church. Sessions will be held in the church’s gymnasium.

Parking • Parking will be limited because of a memorial service at Kalihi Union Church. We strongly encourage you to carpool if possible. Additional parking available on the street or at First Hawaiian Bank.

Name tags • Please wear your name tag at all times. This is required for admission to sessions.

Please bring a pen/pencil. Participants will need this for completing the fill-in-the-blanks training manual.

LUNCH: Saturday lunch is included with all Full Training registrations but not with Critical Incident Training registrations.

Optional lunchtime session: Just Show Up Scripture Listening led by HIM co-founder Pam Chun. “Just show up” - No preparation is needed.

  • Saturday Afternoon, 12:00 pm / Room G-1

Aloha! We look forward to seeing you at Improve Your Serve!

We're moving!

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Dear Friend,

That’s right. The HIM office will be getting a new address after more than 20 years in the same location!

Moving won’t be easy and will comes with major costs. However, we believe this is a move that will benefit everyone HIM serves in significant ways.

WHY is HIM moving? Couldn’t HIM just stay in its current space?
Simply: rent and location. Rent at the new office will be 50% of what we pay now. Lower rent will reduce overhead, releasing more resources for ministry programs. The new office location will also be easier to get to and closer to many churches.

WHERE is HIM moving? 547 Halekauwila Street in historic Kaka‘ako
HIM is moving to downtown Honolulu, in walking distance to Kawaiaha‘o Church, ‘Iolani Palace and Restaurant Row. Although surrounded by new high rises, retail and restaurants, HIM's new home will be on the second floor of a 50 year old building needing significant renovation. We’re praying that HIM’s presence will help release spiritual revival and God’s Holy Spirit in this burgeoning area.

WHEN is HIM moving?
As soon as we can – but that will take time. We have a signed lease and are waiting for the landlord to remediate building issues so that we can start demo and construction.The space needs A LOT of work. The plan is to move after the HIM 2019 conference in late March 2019.

WHAT does HIM need help with?
We need your help to raise $115,000 to pay for the project by the end of this year. This is money we need to raise outside of conference registration, as those fees go directly to cover speakers, facilities and program expenses. We believe the move practices good stewardship, increases HIM’s accessibility, strengthens our ability to serve the Body of Christ, and positions HIM for more ministry opportunities

HOW can I help?
You can help by giving today to a $25,000 HIM Office Matching Challenge. The match is being offered by friends who have been blessed by HIM and want to see many more blessed. Help us raise the $115,000 needed by December 31, 2018, by making a gift today and getting it matched!

PLEASE GIVE TODAY
We need you so that HIM can continue to gather and build up the Body of Christ in its diversity, beauty and giftedness. We need your help in packing up our HIM Fish to release HIM’s ministry in a new, fresh pond. Thank you.

Much aloha,
Dan and Pam Chun | Cofounders, HIM

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FAQs > Life in the Spirit 2018 Conference

You’ve got questions? We’ve got answers.

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TICKET FAQs

Be sure you are registered and have your ticket(s). Tickets were emailed to the address provided at the time of purchase. Each person attending must present a valid ticket at check in: either a printed ticket or a digital ticket from your mobile device. Groups: Please print and distribute tickets to your individual members prior to check-in.

What if I can't find my ticket?

  1. Look for an email from "Simpletix" and not HIM. Simpletix is our online registration service and emails tickets directly to ticket purchasers.

  2. Check your email junk/spam folder.

  3. Contact HIM before 2 pm, Monday, November 5, to have the email link resent. Email info@himonline.org or phone (808) 988-9777.

  4. At the conference, come to REGISTRATION and we will help you there.

Can I buy more tickets?
Buy tickets anytime at this link—even after the conference begins!

Can my friends and I register at the conference?
Absolutely. Walk-ins are welcome.

If I can’t attend the whole conference, can a friend come in my place?
Registrations are for one person only and cannot be shared. However, an unused registration may be transferred to another person!

In the unforeseen event that you cannot use a ticket at the last minute:

  • Give your ticket to a friend.

  • Sell your ticket to someone else.

  • Bless someone in need by leaving your ticket at Conference Headquarters. Many have done this in the past, and the amazed faces and gratitude of unsuspecting recipients is priceless.

CONFERENCE DETAILS

Who is speaking and when?
Find the full schedule and speaker information on the HIM Life in the Spirit page here. Please note: Schedule is subject to change. All changes will be announced at the conference.

Check-in begins:

6:00 pm, Thurs, Nov 8
6:00 pm, Fri, Nov 9
8:30 am, Sat, Nov 10

Nametags • Please wear your nametag at all times as this is required for admission to conference sessions.

Just Show Up Bible Opportunities • Join HIM co-founder Pam Chun for two optional Just Show Up bible listening sessions. All you have to do is "just show up." No preparation is needed.

  • Saturday Morning, 8:00 am / Mauka Room

  • Saturday Lunch Time, 11:30 am / Mauka Room

LUNCH: Saturday lunch is not included with registration**

However, take advantage of these 2 onsite options:

  • First Prez Youth fundraising lunch on the covered lanai outside the ballroom

  • Honey’s Restaurant on the lower level of Ko‘olau Ballrooms

Offsite lunch options: There are a number of restaurants at Windward City Shopping Center on Kamehameha Hwy heading towards Kaneohe town (approx. 10 min drive). Restaurants include: Ayame Curry & Ramen, Blazin’ Steaks, Cajun King, Chao Phya Hai Thai, Don Goyo’s Mexican Food, Denny’s, Genki Sushi, KFC, Kin Sun Restaurant, KJ’s Local Grindz, Kozo Sushi, L&L Drive Inn, Little Saigon, Little Caesars, McDonald’s, Subway and Yoonyson Korean BBQ. You can also take a little longer drive over to Kailua town — but hurry back so you don’t miss the last session on Saturday afternoon!

BOOKS & RESOURCES

The HIM Store - Stop by the HIM Store tables for a selection of HIM tees, totes, pens, notebooks and other specially ordered items. All sales go toward the HIM Scholarship Fund.

Wayne Drain resources - Speaker Wayne Drain’s book, He Still Speaks will be available for purchase directly from Wayne at the conference! Cash or checks only.

Logos Bookstore will be bringing other helpful books and resources related to prophecy, the Holy Spirit and living as Christ followers.

MP3 audio may be ordered online here. Please allow 4-6 weeks processing. You will be notified by email when your order is available for download.

Will the HIM office be open during the conference?
No. The HIM office will close at noon on Thursday, November 8th, and reopen at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 13th. Inquiries may be sent to info@himonline.org, which will be checked periodically during the conference.

Aloha! We look forward to seeing you at the Life in the Spirit Conference!

We need you for a Matching Gift Challenge 🌱

 
 

Today, now, HIM needs your help. Small yet planted to grow great things among those who nest in Jesus, HIM is a Kingdom ministry that spreads its branches wide. HIM marks 35 years of ministry in 2018, and we believe that God wants HIM to go on.

HIM has received a matching grant that will match up to $50,000 in gifts to HIM through June 30, 2018. We need your help to make the match, receive the grant and continue growing the Kingdom. Meeting the match is crucial. It will help eliminate HIM’s deficit. It will permit us to focus on Kingdom work and planting. It will bless the thousands HIM serves.

To make the match we need every person to rise up and do their part. We’re asking every person who has benefited from, attended, supported, encouraged and sent people to HIM to: (1) STEP OUT and meet the challenge and (2) SHOW that HIM is a valuable ministry worth funding and continuing.

At HIM 2018, thousands stood together on opening night and prayed for Holy Spirit revival. We prayed for Hawai‘i, turning south, east and west to pray for each island. We looked up and prayed for the nations and the world. We prayed as young and old from hundreds of churches and every background and tradition. We prayed as the diverse, holy and unified Body of Christ. We prayed for God’s Kingdom to come “on earth as it is in heaven.”

This matching grant adds muscle to our prayers for spiritual awakening. Every gift will be matched up to $50,000. Our generous funder wants to challenge and affirm you in showing up for HIM. It’s adding its faith and support to yours so that together we can see God’s Kingdom here. Our funder knows we can do more, bless more, receive more — when we do it together.

Please make a gift today. Help us meet the match and do more together. Every gift grows the Kingdom.

Thank you. We bless you and are blessed by you.

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DAN & PAM CHUN
Co-Founders, HIM

 

All gifts of every size of will matched between now and June 30, 2018!


WHAT PEOPLE TOLD US AFTER HIM 2018

 
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HIM 2018: Spending time with Jesus

HIM 2018.

Pointed it all back to the very simple practice of spending time with Jesus.

 
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What was most helpful to you at the conference?

"Putting worship of God at the core of my being."

"Annual booster shot to regain bearings and perspective!"

"Changing church after 30 years. Discouraged, depressed. Conference reminded me God is moving us on. Been very encouraging and giving us hope."

"Jesus is unconditional love, not legalism. Relationships (even with Jesus) take time to deepen."

"Understanding that I am fully Christian and fully Hawaiian. What an amazing break through for me and many."

 
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What prayer or praise can you share because of this conference? 

"I feel refreshed and ready to go back and serve happily = )"

"A self-proclaimed atheist said that as a result of her attendance to the youth program on Sat night, she now 'gets it' about why she should follow Jesus. PTL!"

"I am soon to be a mother and it has helped settle some fears and prepare my heart for what’s to come."

"Love, love, love singing with thousands of believers!"

"Thank you for the scholarship. First HIM conference for me. Amazing experience. Praise the Lord."

 
 
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As a youth, what was the best part of the conference for you? 

"When other youth gave their lives to Jesus. I was crying because it was so AMAZING."

"Through this conference, I have felt God’s presence more than ever. This is the final sign to me from God that he wants me. And because of this, I decided to accept Christ into m life. My life is changed forever because of HIM 2018."

"No matter how long gone or broken you are God can always bring you back if you let him."

"Let God marinate you so that the Good News doesn’t only sound good but taste and looks good."

 
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Decision card: committing to...

"Just Show Up ministry in my home."

"Healing"

"Renewed and wish to join Stephen Ministry. I feel ready. I haven’t felt ready."

"Just Show Up Club"

"To be more committed in my heart."

"Making disciples for Jesus."

"Return to first love."

"Being more forward in sharing."

 
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HIM 2017 Year in Review

BECAUSE OF YOU

In 2017 Hawaiian Islands Ministries served, trained, supported, renewed, encouraged, inspired, resourced, filled, refreshed, came alongside and blessed more than 5,500 in attendance at HIM programs:

  • The Art of Human Resources / January 2017
  • Improve Your Serve / January 2017 
  • HIM 2017 / March 2017 
  • Fish & Poi / September 2017 
  • Life in the Spirit  / November 2017 
  • Worship in the Spirit / November 2017 
  • Kingdom Come Worship Night / November 2017
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TOGETHER, WE LEARNED

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Joy is the weapon used to battle your circumstances. Mercy is to be lived and redistributed. Live in Grace. Walk in love! God is still here, even if I ‘moved.’ God is still good, even if circumstances don’t look like it. God still wants to work in and through my life to love me and to love others. The Lord will fight for you. All you have to do is be quiet. God loves us at our worst. You can ask God for help with temptation. God changes hearts. The magnitude of God, how minuscule I am, and the graciousness he imparts to us. Love EVERYBODY. See to it that no one misses the grace of God.

 

Together, we learned about MERCY - God's mercy that is unceasing, generous, forgiving, loving, tender and powerful. Mercy changed us all in 2017. Click below to see the profoundly meaningful HIM 2017 Conference Mercy Interviews.

Kristen Ivy & Todd Bolsinger on the DNA of Mercy

Philip Chircop: Mercy is "the capacity to enter the chaos of another" 

Jeff Vandersteldt on knowing mercy in our own lives

WE ARE THE BODY OF CHRIST

These people... PLUS you... MULTIPLIED BY the churches, ministries, families and communities we belong to... EQUALS the Body of Christ. 

THANK YOU

Because of you, in 2018 HIM will celebrate 35 years gathering the Body of Christ across churches, denominations, demographics, cultures, traditions and generations. We are grateful for your prayers and support. May God bless you extraordinarily in 2018!

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Dan & Pam Chun, for HIM and everyone we serve

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Give Aloha make sense, cents, scents!

 
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Give Aloha grows HIM

HIM has participated in Foodland's Give Aloha matching gifts program ever since Give Aloha was introduced in 1999. Give Aloha is a wonderful, community-sourced event that gives back to Hawaii in two major ways:

  • It encourages the people of Hawai‘i to support nonprofit organizations in our island community.
  • It allows the average "Malia and Kimo" to help determine how Foodland and the Western Union Foundation distribute their charitable giving. This year, that's $300,000!

Here's how it works:

Throughout September, Foodland customers are invited to make donations up to $249 to their favorite participating Hawaii non-profit organizations at checkout. To make the doation, customers must have a Foodland Maika‘i card — available at no charge from Foodland customer service). Donations to each organization are tracked, and Foodland’s matching gift is divided proportionately among all participating organizations based on customer donations.

Your gift through Give Aloha blesses HIM.

  • IT MAKES SENSE. It's easy. All you have to do is stop by by your nearby Foodland or Sack 'N Save store and make a gift at the check-out register. You can buy milk, ice, poke, cold drinks at the same time!
  • IT MAKES CENTS. Every dollar is worth more than a dollar when you Give Aloha. Whenever you give, you automatically instruct the Foodland/Western Foundation to also give to HIM, allotting a portion of their $300,000 to HIM.
  • AND IT MAKES SCENTS. When you give to HIM, you are helping train God's people to spread the good news of Jesus Christ's saving love throughout the world. As Paul writes in 2 Corinthians 2:14, God "uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere."

Please Give Aloha to HIM at your local Foodland or Sack 'N Save Store! Give $1 to $249 throughout the month of September!At the register, tell the check-out clerk you want to make a Give Aloha gift to HAWAIIAN ISLANDS MINISTRIES. Or use the HIM Organization Code: 77430.

Click here to find a Foodland or Sack 'N Save Store near you.

Click here to make a gift online to HIM now if you don't have a Foodland or Sack 'N Save conveniently near you.

 
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"Rich" on HIM

"Rich" on HIM

IT WASN'T OUR FIRST HIM CONFERENCE.

When we went in 2010, we were in one of the general sessions. We had been talking the whole time – and my husband Rich was very excited about the offerings in the breakouts.

We came into the last General Session and Dan did an altar call. Rich had been listening intently to the speaker, and then Dan came up and spoke about God’s Presence in our lives. Dan said that all of us could have more of God's Presence if we just invited Him into our hearts, and then invited everyone to make a commitment if they wanted to. Rich got down on his knees, and then I went down with him, and he prayed quietly and rededicated his life to Christ. He said, “I want more. I am seeing what more is, and I want more.”