1-Day Pre-Assembly Conference

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Presbyterian AFFIRM Pre-Assembly Conference

Confidence In The Gospel

Monday 14 November 2016


Mornington Presbyterian Church, 16 Maryhill Tce, Mornington, Dunedin


10:00 Gather and morning tea
10:30 Welcome, introduction, song
10:45 Bible study – 2 Timothy – Peter Cheyne
11:30 Break
11:45 The Unchained Gospel – shamelessly proclaiming Christ since 1814! – Malcolm Falloon
12:30 Lunch
1:30 Re-evangelising New Zealand – What Would It Take? – Ron Hay
2:15 Break
2:30 Seminars (see below)
3:45 Afternoon tea
4:15 Previewing Assembly issues
5:30 Dinner
6:45 Worship
7:00 Prayer for Assembly
8:00 Close


Mission As Modelled By The Master – Rev Peter Cheyne

This seminar will suggest 10 key components of Jesus’ mission strategy that form a sequence observable in many mission situations. These 10 steps can provide a framework, and an accountability checklist, for churches and individuals wanting to be more effective in mission.

Bethlehem Community Church HUB – Rev Ian Pittendreigh

HUB is a Friday night gathering that has been instrumental in growing Bethlehem Community Church over the last 2 years. It’s a 3 hour event that consists of a meal, activities that grow faith and build fellowship. It’s also a place that people bring family and friends who may not attend Church.

What really happened to Ngākuku’s daughter? The Story of Tārore and her Gospel – Rev Malcolm Falloon

The tragic death of the twelve-year-old Tārore in 1836 has been an inspiration to generations of New Zealand Christians. But what do we actually know about the circumstances of her death and the events that followed? Using eye-witness accounts this workshop will reconstruct the events surrounding her death so that the story might still speak powerfully to us today.

Making Sense of faith for Secular People – Rev Ron Hay

This seminar will explore some of the key issues and questions we need to address to reach spiritual seekers in NZ today.

Do biblical beliefs impact a leader’s effectiveness in the context of a local Church? – Rev Steve Milward

This seminar will compare two of the most prominent Presbyterian leaders in the PCANZ between 1969-1995: Professor Lloyd Geering and the Rev. John Balchin

Understanding and Answering Islam – Dr Adam Dodds

Islam presents one of the greatest missionary challenges to the church historically and currently. Islam includes within its own self-definition a rejection of the gospel. This seminar will help equip church leaders to understand and answer Islam with grace and truth.


$60 for the day including your lunch and an evening meal.

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email Peter Cheyne or 021 132 6876 or fill in the form below.

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