NEW for 2018

This C.S. Lewis Reading Group option with Dr Myk Habets offers an eight-month long reading group in which selections of C.S Lewis' works will be read and interacted with. A year with C.S. Lewis could open windows on ministry and mission for all participants.

Event Date 12-02-2018
Event End Date 12-10-2018
Registration Start Date 01-11-2017
Cut off date 01-02-2018
16

Popular in 2017

Choose this option if you want to be intentional about going on an ethnic journey with your own local congregation. Over the year we work through parts of the 2011 book Churches, Cultures & Leadership – a practical theology of congregations and ethnicities by Mark Lau Branson & Juan F Martinez. There will also be other content. Content includes Bible studies, personal reflection, and movies to watch.

Event Date 12-02-2018
Event End Date 12-10-2018
Registration Start Date 01-11-2017
Cut off date 01-02-2018
19

BACK in 2018

This Community Missional Engagement option with Dr George Wieland is designed to help you grow in your awareness of the local community in which your church is located, and to discern ways of participating in God’s mission in that location.

Event Date 12-02-2018
Event End Date 12-10-2018
Registration Start Date 01-11-2017
Cut off date 01-02-2018
5

NEW for 2018

This 'Seeing the Wood and the Trees' option with Dr Jeff Whittaker, will help you to engage with some ‘green’ issues around how we relate to and treat trees, the place of trees in the Bible and Christian world, seeing the view, as well as creative expression through woodwork projects. The expectation is that you will work on your own woodwork project throughout the year.

Event Date 12-02-2018
Event End Date 12-10-2018
Registration Start Date 01-11-2017
Cut off date 01-02-2018
7

 

This Being Baptist option with Andrew Picard will help you to engage with some distinctives of Baptist ecclesiology. There are five reading-action-reflection cycles to do, each over six-weeks starting mid-February, looking at identity, authority, association, scripture, and power.

Event Date 12-02-2018
Event End Date 12-10-2018
Registration Start Date 01-11-2017
Cut off date 01-02-2018
6

Through engagement with four articles by Dr Phil Halstead along with action and reflection guides, this option aims to interact with your view of pastoral care and counselling.

Event Date 12-02-2018
Event End Date 12-10-2018
Registration Start Date 01-11-2018
Cut off date 01-02-2018
20

The purpose of this Spiritual Formation in an Intergenerational Community option with Karen Warner is to help you reflect on and develop your understanding and practice of intergenerational issues within your own church context.

Event Date 12-02-2018
Event End Date 12-10-2018
Registration Start Date 01-11-2017
Cut off date 01-02-2018
19

Over the eight months this option includes engagement with content such as books and some videos, along with reflection guides to help deepen your experience of the Holy Spirit in your ministry. This option requires attendance at the annual Hanmer Retreat (May 2018 - dates TBC).

Event Date 12-02-2018
Event End Date 12-10-2018
Registration Start Date 01-11-2017
Cut off date 01-02-2018
20

In this Bible: Old Testament option with Dr Csilla Saysell, two books are looked at to help you engage with your view of how the Old Testament presents God, and to assist you to identify aspects of God’s character.

Event Date 12-02-2018
Event End Date 12-10-2018
Registration Start Date 01-11-2017
Cut off date 01-02-2018
20

The purpose of this Empowerment option with Trent Hodson is to help you reflect on and develop the release of the gifts of the Holy Spirit in your life and the life of your congregation and to understand and release the gifts of Holy Spirit in evangelism.

Event Date 12-02-2018
Event End Date 12-10-2018
Registration Start Date 01-11-2017
Cut off date 01-02-2018
20

Slowly work through Laurie Guy’s 2016 book “Unlocking Revelation – 10 keys to unlocking the Bible’s final words”. Every three weeks work through a section of the book (~10 pages), with your Bible on one side and your journal on the other as you reflect on the questions provided.

Event Date 12-02-2018
Event End Date 12-10-2018
Registration Start Date 01-11-2017
Cut off date 01-02-2018
19

The purpose of this Preaching option with Dr John Tucker is to help you reflect on and develop your preaching. Only choose this option if you have regular opportunities to preach throughout the year. This option includes the opportunity to be part of a bi-monthly cohort of pastors who meet together in Auckland as a Preaching Cluster (which is limited to 10 people).

Event Date 12-02-2018
Event End Date 12-10-2018
Registration Start Date 01-11-2017
Cut off date 01-02-2018
9

This Leadership: Spiritual option with Andrew Picard will help you to assess and change patterns of leadership in your own ministry context from a spiritual perspective. This option is based on a read/reflect/discuss model throughout the ten-month period.

Event Date 12-02-2018
Event End Date 12-10-2018
Registration Start Date 01-11-2017
Cut off date 01-02-2018
10

This Leadership: Organisational option with Martyn Norrie will help you to assess and change patterns of leadership in your own ministry context from an organisational perspective. This option is based on a read/reflect/discuss model throughout the ten-month period.

Event Date 12-02-2018
Event End Date 12-10-2018
Registration Start Date 01-11-2017
Cut off date 01-02-2018
9

This Māori Ministries option with David Moko aims to provide engaging learning opportunities around the issues of Tikanga Māori. The hope for this option is to help enable the participant to enter into a Māori worldview, deepening a sense of biculturalism for a New Zealand church leader.

Event Date 12-02-2018
Event End Date 12-10-2018
Registration Start Date 01-11-2017
Cut off date 01-02-2018
19

This Māori Ministries option aims to provide engaging learning opportunities around the issues of Te Tiriti o Waitangi. The hope for this option is to help enable the participant to enter into a Māori worldview, deepening a sense of biculturalism for a New Zealand church leader.

Event Date 12-02-2018
Event End Date 12-10-2018
Registration Start Date 01-11-2017
Cut off date 01-02-2018
19

This Māori Ministries option with David Moko aims to provide engaging learning opportunities around the issues of Te Marae. The hope for this option is to help enable the participant to enter into a Māori worldview, deepening a sense of biculturalism for a New Zealand church leader.

Event Date 12-02-2018
Event End Date 12-10-2018
Registration Start Date 01-11-2017
Cut off date 01-02-2018
20

This Youth: The theological journey through youth ministry option with Sam Kilpatrick is designed to give you new insights about youth ministry. There is no expectation that you are working in a youth ministry role, in fact other church leadership roles often benefit from insight into areas of ministry different to their own.

Event Date 12-02-2018
Event End Date 12-10-2018
Registration Start Date 01-11-2017
Cut off date 01-02-2018
20

This Bible: New Testament option with Dr Sarah Harris aims to engage with the idea of mutuality between the sexes. Four New Testament texts are looked at alongside the book Man and Woman, One in Christ: An Exegetical and Theological Study of Paul’s Letters by Philip Payne (2009). Part-way through the year a sermon on one of the four texts is to be preached.

Event Date 12-02-2018
Event End Date 12-10-2018
Registration Start Date 01-11-2017
Cut off date 01-02-2018
19

When mission is seen as communication an understanding of the relationship between church and society becomes crucial. This option will have monthly content to engage with to encourage reflection on the church’s place in New Zealand society and what this might mean for your specific local church.

Event Date 12-02-2018
Event End Date 12-10-2018
Registration Start Date 01-11-2017
Cut off date 01-02-2018
18

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