Confident Christianity Conference
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.

Confident Christianity Conference


MaryJo Sharp

Mary Jo Sharp (Auckland & Christchurch Conferences)

Author and International Speaker

Mary is a former atheist who once thought religion was odd and irrelevant – but is now on the international speaking circuit where she uses love and logic to uncover truth. She holds a Masters in Christian Apologetics, is an assistant professor of apologetics at Houston Baptist University, serves on faculty with Summit Ministries Student Conferences, and also works with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries. Mary Jo is a published author with Kregel Publications, B&H Publications, and is the author of the Bible study, “Why Do You Believe That?” as well as “Living in Truth” with LifeWay Christian Resources. She is a warm and engaging speaker who brings practical living together with clear thinking Christianity to help people understand the reasons to believe in Christianity.

Dan Paterson (Tauranga Conference)

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.”
Joy B

“Well organised. Engaging topics and speakers were engaged in the content, and connected with the audience. Thought provoking.”
Philip H

“This was a fantastic conference equipping us with the skills needed to give a reason for the hope that we have.”
Fiona L

“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.”
Craig S

“Awesome topics with awesome speakers. Really helped me understand how to answer some of the toughest questions in Christianity.”
Andrew L

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:

$35.00$180.00Select options

ADULT 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 three 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 $40 on super earlybird price for 2A+2Y tickets (available until 31st March for all cities)

Earlybird Family Registration $198 – Save $50 on earlybird price for 2A+2Y tickets. (available until three 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!


Saturday Lunch

Free DVD gift included.

Buy tickets here

Check out Frequently Asked Questions about the conference here



  • Jesus: A Man or a Myth?
  • Why We Can Trust The Bible


  • Critically Examining Our Entertainment Media
  • Answering Common Anti-Christian Memes
  • Religion in Public Life


  • A Christian Response to Transgenderism
  • A Christian Response to Homosexuality
  • A Christian Response to Artificial Intelligence
  • The Intolerance of the New Tolerance


  • Has Science Buried God?
  • The Darwin Delusion


  • Am I Crazy to Believe in Miracles?
  • Relativism: True for You but Not for Me
  • Worldviews in Conflict


  • Answering the Problem of Evil in Everyday Conversation
  • Defending the Faith in the Home & Family
  • Engaging an Apathetic Culture
  • Changing the Thinking of a Nation

…and others! These topics are subject to change and some topics may not be available in all locations. We will publish a full list of speakers and topics by location soon.  Note also our keynote speakers Mary Jo Sharp will be speaking only in Auckland and Christchurch, while Dan Patterson will on be in Tauranga.


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.

Case for Creator Case for Faith Living-Waters- Flight

metamorphosis Privileged Planet Jesus of Testimony DVD