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First Wednesday of the month, March-October, 7.30pm

Bringing into focus Bible, theology and mission: Adult learning for now.

  • Bible College teaching - live on your device wherever you are.
  • Teaching by high calibre, research active, Carey lecturers.
  • Gain a better understanding of the world you live in.
  • Help your church with its mission engagement. 

This new webinar series is a stimulating training resource for the ongoing development of leaders, practitioners, and volunteers.

Each month a new topic will be brought into focus: from theology, Bible, pastoral care, mission, youth, history, and culture. Our focus is on what you need to learn right now: material that will resource you in your current leadership and volunteer roles.

Each webinar will be an hour long, containing 40 minutes of content, with live Q&A. These will be recorded with ongoing access available online. Watch on your own, or together as a leadership team, or create a group to join together for this 8-month series. One reading (a book chapter or article) is included after each webinar to go a little deeper.

$25 per webinar (individual or a group), or subscribe to them all for $150 (25% discount: get two free webinars).

This can be included in the ‘Learning’ component of Baptist Leaders’ Registration.

Focus Webinar Series 2020 Annual Subscription

Buy an annual subscription to the entire 2020 FOCUS Webinar Series for $150 (25% discount: get two free webinars). Watch on your own, or organise a group viewing (same price for groups).

First Wednesday of the month, 7.30pm-8.30pm: 4 March, 1 April, 6 May, 3 June, 1 July, 5 August, 2 September, 7 October.

Event Date 04-03-2020 7:30 pm
Event End Date 07-10-2020 8:30 pm
Registration Start Date 25-10-2019
Cut off date 07-10-2020 6:30 pm
Individual Price $150 annual subscription
$150.00
Focus on Apologetics: Contemporary Apologetics in a Post Christian Society with Mark Powell (Focus Webinar Series 2020)

Webinar: Wednesday 4 March 7.30pm-8.30pm

Apologetics is often assumed to be about complex intellectual argumentation that ignores the relational experiential dimension of faith. However over the last decade there has emerged a holistic conversational apologetics, suited to our contemporary post Christian context. It’s simply about what anyone believes regarding the big questions of life and why they believe it. This FOCUS webinar will introduce you to the topic, explain what it encompasses and why it is so important in our largely post Christian context.

Event Date 04-03-2020 7:30 pm
Event End Date 04-03-2020 8:30 pm
Registration Start Date 25-10-2019
Cut off date 04-03-2020 6:30 pm
Individual Price $25 per webinar
$21.74
Focus on Mission: Hosts and guests in mission and community with Dr George Wieland (Focus Webinar Series 2020)

Webinar: Wednesday 1 April 7.30pm-8.30pm

Many of our churches place a high value on hospitality. We are eager to receive people in, welcome our local community, show care to refugees or new immigrants. But what about taking the more vulnerable role of the guest? There’s a lot to learn from the encounter of Peter and Cornelius in Acts chapters 10-11 about the potential for mission, mutual learning  and community when we surrender the power of the host and become guests in places and among people where God might already be at work.

Event Date 01-04-2020 7:30 pm
Event End Date 01-04-2020 8:30 pm
Registration Start Date 25-10-2019
Cut off date 01-04-2020 6:30 pm
Individual Price $25 per webinar
$21.74
Focus on Anthropology: What Does it Mean to be Human with Dr Christa McKirland (Focus Webinar Series 2020)

Webinar: Wednesday 6 May 7.30pm-8.30pm

For this webinar, we will look at what it means to be made in God’s image in light of the Genesis accounts and the New Testament. Specifically, humans seem uniquely oriented toward God and we will discuss how we can know this and what this means for how we live and treat others.

Event Date 06-05-2020 7:30 pm
Event End Date 06-05-2020 8:30 pm
Registration Start Date 25-10-2019
Cut off date 06-05-2020 6:30 pm
Individual Price $25 per webinar
$21.74
Focus on History: Back to the future - what our past can teach us about church renewal today with Dr John Tucker (Focus Webinar Series 2020)

Webinar: Wednesday 3 June 7.30pm-8.30pm

In this webinar we will trace the revivalism of Joseph Kemp, one of New Zealand’s most charismatic Christian leaders in the 20th century, and what it can teach us about renewal in the church today?

Event Date 03-06-2020 7:30 pm
Event End Date 03-06-2020 8:30 pm
Registration Start Date 25-10-2019
Cut off date 03-06-2020 6:30 pm
Individual Price $25 per webinar
$21.74
Focus on Te Ao Māori: Pōwhiri with Lorraine Taogaga (Focus Webinar Series 2020)

Webinar: Wednesday 1 July 7.30pm-8.30pm

The term Te Ao Māori means ‘Māori world’. As many church communities adopt Treaty principles there is a need to learn more about traditional Māori practices. This webinar takes an in-depth view of the pōwhiri(or pōhiri), a formal ritual process for bringing visitors onto a marae. Nowadays it is also used in other contexts, such as to welcome new students or new staff to a school or workplace. Pōwhiri is a process for weaving peoples together, not simply a ritualized welcome. In the process, it acknowledges the ancestors of those present. It is designed to bring harmony and allow for productive cooperation in all that follows.

Event Date 01-07-2020 7:30 pm
Event End Date 01-07-2020 8:30 pm
Registration Start Date 25-10-2019
Cut off date 01-07-2020 6:30 pm
Individual Price $25 per webinar
$21.74
Focus on Forgiveness: Exploring the what and how of forgiveness especially in the light of life’s big issues with Dr Phil Halstead (Focus Webinar Series 2020)

Webinar: Wednesday 5 August 7.30pm-8.30pm

Most of us have wronged others and longed to be forgiven. Most of us have suffered deep wrongdoing and struggled to forgive. Clearly, there is a pressing need to become more skilled in the art of forgiveness. But are we? Do we know the potential benefits of authentic forgiveness and the perils of pseudo forgiveness and how to work through barriers to forgiveness especially when it really hurts? Do join us on this Webinar where all of these questions and more will be addressed.

Event Date 05-08-2020 7:30 pm
Event End Date 05-08-2020 8:30 pm
Registration Start Date 25-10-2019
Cut off date 05-08-2020 6:30 pm
Individual Price $25 per webinar
$21.74
Focus on New Testament: The Book of Revelation with Andrew Picard (Focus Webinar Series 2020)

Webinar: Wednesday 2 September 7.30pm-8.30pm

This webinar gives an overview of the original meaning and significance of The Book of Revelation with a special focus on its message of God’s justice. The importance of genre, interpretative method, historical background, context, and theology are important for understanding this book and its message of hope and justice for those living in an unjust world.

Event Date 02-09-2020 7:30 pm
Event End Date 02-09-2020 8:30 pm
Registration Start Date 25-10-2019
Cut off date 02-09-2020 6:30 pm
Individual Price $25 per webinar
$21.74
Focus on Christology: What’s so Special about Jesus with Christa McKirland (Focus Webinar Series 2020)

Webinar: Wednesday 7 October 7.30pm-8.30pm

For this webinar, we will talk about the ways in which Jesus is like us in every way while also being fully divine. The role of the Spirit will be especially important for this discussion as we engage a complementary Spirit Christology alongside the traditional Logos Christology. We will reflect on what this means for how we worship Jesus and appreciate God’s deep love for us.

 

Event Date 07-10-2020 7:30 pm
Event End Date 07-10-2020 8:30 pm
Registration Start Date 25-10-2019
Cut off date 07-10-2020 6:30 pm
Individual Price $25 per webinar
$21.74

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