Are you able to give both intellectually and emotionally satisfying answers to tough questions about God and Jesus? Can you represent Christ’s message in a reasonable and compassionate way, even in the face of doubt and scepticism?
Join us for our annual line-up of top international and local speakers and be trained on how to sensitively and skilfully respond to the biggest objections Christians encounter today.
Be equipped to live a confident, yet gracious, faith in everyday life.
- Be equipped with skills and knowledge for God conversations with your friends.
- Be encouraged in struggles with doubts about your faith.
- Get answers to some of the most common questions non-believers ask about your Christian faith.
- Be motivated to engage others in conversations about your faith.
This is not an academic or overly-intellectual conference. We aim to have presentations with a balanced mix of teaching, training and encouragement to impact both the head and the heart.
Our 2018 Keynote Speakers
Mary Jo Sharp in Auckland & Christchurch
Author and International Speaker
A former atheist from the Pacific Northwest who thought religion was for the weak-minded, Mary Jo has since become a Christian author and international speaker. She holds a Masters in Christian Apologetics from Biola University and is the first woman to become a Certified Apologetics Instructor through the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. A clear communicator with a teacher’s heart, she finds great joy in discussing the deep truths of her Saviour. She enjoys conversing with people of differing views, and bringing a practical approach to apologetics in the family home and beyond.
Dan Paterson in Tauranga
Speaker for Ravi Zacharias International Ministries
Based out of Brisbane, Dan Paterson is a pastor and itinerant speaker for Ravi Zacharias International Ministries speaking in churches, schools and universities on how the gospel connects to life’s biggest questions and provides answers to the popular objections to the Christian faith. He has bachelors and masters degrees in ministry and theology, and is a graduate of the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics.
From Previous Conferences
“It was incredibly valuable and encouraging to me to hear intelligent, rational arguments for Christianity. I had a sense of ‘Finally!’ Finally real reasons for faith and rational discussion of issues. Thank you so much.”
“Well organised. Engaging topics and speakers were engaged in the content, and connected with the audience. Thought provoking.”
“This was a fantastic conference equipping us with the skills needed to give a reason for the hope that we have.”
“This event had a good balance of practical knowledge regarding the Christian faith and for defending Christian faith. The things learned from the speakers were instantly applicable and compelling.”
“Awesome topics with awesome speakers. Really helped me understand how to answer some of the toughest questions in Christianity.”
Friday Night Conference Opening
FREE! Invite Your Friends!
At our free conference opening night features the first talk by our international speakers Mary Jo Sharp (Auckland & Christchurch) and Dan Paterson (Tauranga). This will be followed by a sample of short talks from our other speakers.
Christchurch Friday Night 18th May
Auckland Friday Night 25th May
Tauranga Friday Night 15th June
7:00pm – 9:30pm
Our opening night is provided free to encourage non-believers to come and hear some of the reasons why Christianity is both rational and true.
No registration necessary – just turn up on the night!
Saturday Main Conference
Lunch and free DVD gift of your choice included
Christchurch Saturday 19th May
Auckland Saturday 26th May
Tauranga Saturday 16th June
8:30am – 6:30pm
Friday night is free – no registration is needed. But Saturday seating is limited – so register today here:
Saturday Conference Tickets:
SUPER EARLYBIRD Adult Registration $70 (available until 31st March for all cities)
Earlybird Adult Registration $79 (available until three weeks prior to your city’s conference)
Regular Adult Registration $89
YOUTH (under 18) & STUDENT (with ID) & PENSIONER (with Goldcard) tickets:
SUPER EARLYBIRD Youth/Student/Pensioner $40 (available until 31st March for all cities)
Earlybird Youth/Student/Pensioner $45 (available until two weeks prior to your city’s conference)
Regular Youth Registration $55
FAMILY tickets (2 Adults & 2 Youth/Students – OR – 1 Adult & 3 Youth/Students)
SUPER EARLYBIRD Family $180 – Save $68 on regular price for 2A+2Y tickets (available until 31st March for all cities)
Earlybird Family Registration $198 – Save $50 on regular price for 2A+2Y tickets. (available until two weeks prior to your city’s conference)
Regular Family Registration $238 – Save $50 on regular price for 2A+2Y tickets
We have a short list of people on benefits and very limited income who would love to make it along. Would you consider sponsoring some youth or adult tickets for them? Just purchase an extra ticket or two and drop us an email so we can release those tickets to those most in need. THANKS!
INCLUDED WITH TICKET:
Free DVD gift included.
- Practical Apologetics in the Home
- Can We Trust the Bible?
- God and Science in Harmony
- Worldviews in Conflict
- Environmental Ethics from a Christian Worldview
- A Christian Response to the Transgender Phenomenon
- What Does the Christian Worldview Have to Say About Artificial Intelligence
- Historical Evidence for the Life and Work of Jesus
- The Suffering God and the Emotional Problem of Evil
- Recognising the Deceptions of Humanism
And many others! Note: Due to speaker availability, not all speakers will be speaking at all conferences. Mary Jo Sharp is speaking only in Auckland and Christchurch, while Dan Patterson is only speaking in Tauranga.
Free DVD Included
ALL SATURDAY ATTENDEES ALSO RECEIVE A CHOICE OF ONE OF THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTARY DVD’S VALUED AT $15. We apologise if your first choice is not available on the day. Family tickets get a single DVD.