What is the Preachers Conference?

The Preachers Conference is an annual conference to equip and enthuse preachers in New Zealand. The conference runs over three days and is focussed on the practical tasks involved in the hard work of a preaching ministry: Bible exposition and application.

“To preach is to open up the inspired text with such faithfulness and sensitivity
that God’s voice is heard and God’s people obey him.”
- John Stott.
This is the pattern of preaching ministry we are aiming to promote. Our goal in the conference is to teach the Bible to teachers in order that they in turn can teach it to others.

Our hope is that through the conference pastor-teachers will be refreshed spiritually, stimulated theologically, engaged pastorally, and encouraged in the great task of preaching the unsearchable riches of Christ from the living and enduring word of God, the Bible.

The core components of the conference are: biblical expositions to feed the mind and fire the heart; preaching workshops to help sharpen ourselves as ‘approved workers’ of the Word; and addresses on key issues facing preachers today.

There will also be the benefit of the informal conversations with fellow gospel workers, similarly committed to the demanding task of being faith preachers.

Convictions shaping the conference:

We are unashamed to follow the whole truth of Biblical Christianity, and are committed to the paths of historic Christian orthodoxy and evangelical doctrine.
We are unashamed to call ministers to the work of Biblical preaching and teaching, believing that this alone will equip the saints for the work of ministry.

We are unashamed to witness to the sufficiency of Scripture and the power of the Gospel as the only hope for genuine Christian unity.

Our Main Speaker - Andrew Reid
Andrew is the Principal of the Evangelical Theological College of Asia in Singapore. His areas of expertise are Hermeneutics, Biblical Theology and Old Testament Preaching.

He was the National Director of the Australian Fellowship of Evangelical Students; he has planted an independent church, and he has been the lead pastor of two Anglican churches.

He has written an introduction to hermeneutics and several OT commentaries.

Andrew is married to Heather and they are the parents to two sons and have six grandchildren.
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Who is the Conference For?
The Preachers Conference is for active ministers who are regularly engaged in Word ministry. As space allows, we also welcome those training for a preaching ministry, and others in full-time Bible teaching roles.

Workshop participation will require preparation on an assigned biblical text before the conference. This will be presented and discussed with peers in a small group facilitated by an experienced preacher.

None of us can ‘go it alone’, so fellowship with others across the denominations - who share in the struggles of authentic, biblical ministry - can be a vital source of strength and encouragement.

So, if that is you, we welcome you to join us.


When & Where?

Tuesday 18 June - Thursday 20 June, 2019


The Preachers Conference will be held at Hastings Baptist Church.


We start with morning tea at 10.30am on Tuesday and finish with lunch at 12.30pm on Thursday. (That should help with those travel plans).

Registration

Accommodation & Food
The conference is non-residential but Hastings Baptist Church will be able to offer a limited number of billets.

HBC will also be organising lunch and evening meals (which are included in the registration fee).
Limited Numbers
In order to maximise the benefits of the small group workshops, the overall conference numbers will be capped.

Places can only be allocated to those who have registered and paid. The cost for the conference is $150.
Close-Off Date
The practical workshops for expositors will require some pre-conference work by those attending.

In order to leave time for the work on the assigned Bible passage registrations will close on 21 May, 2019.