Will you join us?

Join people from like-minded churches in your region to go deeper into 1 Peter, a book which unpacks the real, living hope we have in Jesus Christ—and what it looks like practically to follow him in changing times. 

Knowing and sharing the gospel doesn’t need to be fancy or complicated—join us as we discover tools for everyday disciple-making and find out how ordinary Christians grow in faith and community around the Word.    

2019 DATES

Central and Lower North Island Regional Conference: Saturday 24th August, The Anchor Church, Whitby, Porirua

Auckland Regional Conference: Saturday 21st September, Northcross Church, Oteha, North Shore. 

Know and share the gospel in changing times

We're living in changing times, and recent events have shown us that even at the bottom of the world New Zealand culture presents shifts and challenges for Christians to navigate. 

At our regional conferences there will be time to stop and reflect on our world, through the lens of the book of 1 Peter. You'll be equipped with tools to both unpack Scripture for both your own Bible reading, and for discipling others in your own unique context. 

Our speakers Mark Grace (Lower South Island), Malcolm Gill (Lower North Island and Auckland), and Chris Thomas (Waikato and Canterbury) will share stories about how God has worked powerfully in their own lives and the lives of those around them through simple disciple-making: Prayer, sharing life and reading the Word together. 

During the day we'll have time for getting to know people, praying together, reflecting, singing together and sharing what God is doing in your church and region.

The book of 1 Peter points Christians to Jesus in the midst of tough times, encouraging them with spiritual and practical tools to live godly and holy lives as they cling to the Living Hope, Jesus Christ. 

Come as a community...

Bring your friends, family, ministry team... this is an event for anyone who knows and loves Jesus Christ as Lord--no matter what age and stage of life you're at. 

This is a great time to connect with others around the Word as you pray and grow together. 

Cost: $45 per person. Includes lunch and all conference material. 

Time: 8.30am - 3.30pm

Childcare may be available. If you need more information please get in contact.


8.30 am                   Arrival and registration

9.00-9.20 am         Welcome, Prayer & Worship               

9.20-10.00 am       Session One:

Simple tools to unpack the Bible with anyone, anywhere.

10.00-10.40 am     Small Group Session One:

 Using the tools to unpack 1 Peter, chapter 1 in small groups.

10.40-11.00 am     Morning Tea

11.00-11.20 am     Worship & Prayer

11.20-12.00 pm     Session Two:

Jesus: Our living hope in changing times.

12.00 - 12.45 pm      Lunch

12.45 - 1.00 pm        Worship & Prayer

1.00 - 1.30 pm          Regional Enablers Input

1.30 - 2.10 pm          Session Three:

Disciple-making in real life.

2.10 - 2.25 pm          Afternoon Tea

2.25 - 2.40 pm          Worship & Prayer

2.40 - 3.20 pm          Ministry Community Session:

Landing the plane: How would you use what you've learnt? 

3.20 - 3.30 pm           Closing remarks

Speaker: Malcolm Gill

Dr Malcolm Gill will be the speaker for the Auckland and Central-Lower North Island Regional Conferences. 

Malcolm Gill is a lecturer in Preaching and New Testament at Sydney Missionary and Bible College (SMBC) where he's been working since 2009. Before pursuing theological study Mal worked in graphic design in the printing industry. 

He initially planned to study at the Bible for two years, with the goal of returning to graphic design, but continued theological studies, eventually earning three degrees, including a Ph.D in New Testament studies from Dallas Theological Seminary, where he also taught Preaching in the Pastoral Ministries Department. Malcolm was on the pastoral team at Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco Texas, before returning to Australia to serve as the evening minister at St. Barnabas Anglican Church in Broadway.  

Malcolm has been a speaker at a number of conferences and conventions in Australia and around the world--including here in New Zealand. Malcolm is an active member of St Barnabas and is  married to Tamara. They have three lively children who keep them very busy. He enjoys eating mangos, family trips to Maroubra Beach, and watching sport of any kind.


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