What will it be like having 200+ New Zealand Christian leaders gathering together in the same room?

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What will it be like having 200+ New Zealand Christian leaders gathering together in the same room?

We believe it will be stimulating, inspiring, challenging, thought-provoking, instructive, encouraging, Gospel-minded, and biblically grounded!

When will this happen? 

From 6.00pm Tuesday 19 September 2023 to 3.30pm on Thursday 21 September 2023

Who is invited?

Pastors, church leaders, Christian organisation leaders, Christian leaders from different denominations, generations and cultures

Why at this time?

In our fast-changing and increasingly non-Christian society, Christian leaders need to reflect together, and to learn from one another about how we may best we live and communicate the Good News of Jesus in our contemporary Aotearoa New Zealand society

What topics will be featured? 

State of the nation thinking about New Zealand churches and our current context in New Zealand (and if there are matters you really want to be covered, please tell us!)

Will there be workshops, seminars, and breakout rooms?

Yes, heaps of them

Will there be well-known overseas speakers who we may have seen on-line anyway?

No, that is not what we are aiming for. This is a New Zealand gathering, and we want to hear what the Spirit of God is saying to us through one another

Will there be long boring speeches?

No. The input will be quick-fire, and closely timed

Will there be opportunity to discuss, and to respond?

Yes

Will there be time to hang-out with friends and meet new ones?

Yes

Will there be worship, testimony, and prayer?

For sure

Where is the venue?

In South Auckland, near to the airport

Is this an Auckland event? 

No, it is a national event (and it is in Auckland this time because it immediately follows the National Church Leaders meeting)

Will there be food?

Yes

Will there be accommodation on site?

No

Will it cost a lot to attend?

No

Do we have to be signed up members of NZCN to attend? 

No (but it’s always a great idea to become NZCN member)

Can churches or organisations bring a team?

Yes, by all means

Can other organisations partner with NZCN to hold this event?

Yes, please get in touch (and also about having promotional booths, running workshops, suggesting speakers etc)

And what is this gathering?

It is the 9th NEW ZEALAND CHRISTIAN LEADERS’ CONGRESS (September 2023)

Should we immediately put this our diaries/calendars and keep it free?

Yes!!!

Should we start praying for this gathering?

Yes!!!

Dr Stuart Lange
Author: Dr Stuart Lange

Dr Stuart Lange is the National Director of the NZCN and is a Senior Research Fellow at Laidlaw College, where he was formerly Vice Principal. Stuart wrote and presented the historical DVD documentary Te Rongopai: 200 years of the Gospel in New Zealand, 1814-2014.

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