Confident Christianity Conference

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR TAURANGA – CHANGE OF FRIDAY NIGHT VENUE:

Due to higher than expected demand our conference opening night will now be held at the Performing Arts Centre at Bethlehem College. The event starts 7:00pm – but we suggest you arrive early to guarantee a seat as we are expecting a full house. Note Saturday’s conference remains at St Peters in the City as planned.

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

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.

Tauranga Conference Program

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Conference Schedule

TOPICS HIGHLIGHTS:

HISTORY & THE BIBLE

  • Jesus: A Man or a Myth?
  • Why We Can Trust The Bible
  • How do we know Jesus Rose from the Dead?

CULTURE & MEDIA

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

HOT TOPICS

  • A Christian Response to Transgenderism
  • A Christian Response to Homosexuality
  • A Christian Response to Pornography
  • A Christian Response to Artificial Intelligence

SCIENCE

  • Has Science Buried God?
  • The Darwin Delusion

CHRISTIAN THINKING

  • Am I Crazy to Believe in Miracles?
  • Relativism: True for You but Not for Me
  • The Death of Christian thought

PRACTICAL ENGAGEMENT

  • Questions for God – Dealing with Doubts
  • 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.

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 – NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE!

FREE! Invite Your Friends!

In the face of immense suffering, many are tempted to run away from a belief in God – concluding He either doesn’t exist or doesn’t care. But what if there’s more to this issue than first meets the eye? How does Christianity answer the problem of evil and suffering? And what are some practical ways to recognise and effectively converse with others on the problem of evil in daily life. This topic will be addressed by our keynote speaker Dan Paterson in Tauranga.

Tauranga Friday Night 15th June

NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE: 

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.  Please arrive early to guarantee a seat as we are expecting a full house!

No registration necessary – just turn up on the night!

Saturday Main Conference

Lunch and free DVD gift of your choice included

Tauranga Saturday 16th June

ORIGINAL VENUE AS PLANNED:

8:30am – 6:30pm

Friday night is free – no registration is needed. But Saturday seating is limited – so register today here:

Saturday Conference Tickets:

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ADULT tickets:

Regular Adult Registration $89

YOUTH (under 18) & STUDENT (with ID) & PENSIONER (with Goldcard) tickets:

Regular Youth Registration $55

FAMILY tickets (2 Adults & 2 Youth/Students – OR – 1 Adult & 3 Youth/Students)

Regular Family Registration $238 – Save $50 on regular price for 2A+2Y tickets

SPONSORSHIP:

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:

Saturday Lunch

Free DVD gift included.

Buy tickets here

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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.

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