Baptist Leaders' Orientation

Baptist Leaders Orientation

Baptist Leaders' Orientation

This one-day orientation is for anyone in leadership roles within Baptist churches or connected organisations in New Zealand, who desire an introduction to ‘being’ Baptist in Aotearoa New Zealand. The programme for the day includes teaching on Baptist distinctives and how being Baptist in Aotearoa New Zealand is different to other parts of the world. There will be opportunities to meet people in Baptist Union ministry roles, hearing what they do and how they serve leaders and local churches. There is also the added bonus of meeting others who are leading within the Baptist Union of New Zealand in pastoral leadership, chaplancy, and missional leadership roles. We hope that this day together may be the start of some relational support together within the movement of Baptist churches.

The location of Baptist Leaders’ Orientation will move from year to year, alternating between South and North Island locations.

Provisional Baptist Leaders’ Registration

From 1 November 2018, this one-day orientation is a compulsory component of Provisional Baptist Leaders’ Registration – the two-year period from first registering. This one-day orientation can be done in either of the two years of Provisional Registration.

Format of the day

The timeframe allows people from out of town to return home at the end of the day, or just have one overnight stay, with some being able to make it there-and-back in one day. We app that some people may need to have two nights away to make this day.


Date: Thursday 13 August 2020, 8am - 5.30pm

Location: Christchurch, venue: Oxford Terrace Baptist Church, 286 Oxford Terrace (corner Madras Street), Central City.

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Below is the 2019 outline of the day, subject to change in 2020, but along these lines


Mihi Whakatau
(karanga, karakia. whaikōrero - formal speech of welcome, waiata, hongi...)
Breakfast and introductions

60 min



The Baptist Union of NZ

30 min

Charles Hewlett (Baptist National Leader)


The Baptist Dynamic – theology and practice: a Baptist vision of church.

60 min

Andrew Picard & John Tucker (Lecturers, Carey Baptist College)


Morning Tea

30 min  


The Baptist Dynamic... continued.

90 min




45 min



Baptist Administration & the National Centre

30 min

Winston Hema (Baptist National Administrator)


The New Zealand Baptist Missionary Society

30 min

Andrew Page (NZBMS Acting General Director)


National Ministry Heads on video:

1.     Manatu Iriiri Maori

2.     Children & Families

3.     Neighbourhood & Justice Initiatives

4.     Multicultural Inclusion Ministries

5.     Baptist Youth Ministries

5 min each,

30 min total

On video:

David Moko

Karen Warner

Ruby Duncan

Steve Davis

Brian Krum


Ministry Heads Q&A

30 min



Afternoon tea with Ministry Heads

30 min



Carey Baptist College

30 min

John Tucker (Principal, Carey Baptist College)


Engaging with Scripture together

45 min

Charles Hewlett (Baptist National Leader)



30 min

Andrea Sergeant (Centre for Lifelong Learning)



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[Page last updated 3 February 2020]


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