Auckland Event: Christ in the Workplace

The Tertiary Student Christian Fellowship’s graduate ministry is organizing their National Conference this year on Christ and the workplace. With a vision to seeing godly people who are willing to bring their faith and professional lives together, Catalyst are hosting a compelling program of speakers, worship and workshops to nurture and encourage Christians to be better disciples of Christ in the workplace.

The conference will be held at Laidlaw College in Henderson, Auckland, beginning on the 3rd of September and ending on the 5th. Catalyst have organized some amazing speakers from a broad range of specialized fields and working environments, from architecture, health care, law, business, farming, town planning and more. Speakers include Andrew Thorburn (CEO of the BNZ bank), Andrew Becroft (Principal Youth Court Judge), Chris Clarke (CEO of World Vision NZ), Peter Thirkell (professor of Marketing at Victoria University), and Paul Windsor (associate director of Langham Preaching).

The conference will offer a unique opportunity to develop networks with colleagues gathered from around New Zealand and deepen professional, intellectual, and spiritual relationships. Catalyst hopes that participants will be able to leave able to:

• communicate the gospel in word and deed
• translate the Bible’s story into their profession
• live for Christ on Monday as much as Sunday
• are participants with God in his global mission

You can download the brochure here or visit the Catalyst site for more details.

Event Details:

What: Christ in the Workplace: National Catalyst Conference 2010
When: 3 – 5 September 2010
Where: Laidlaw College, 80A Central Park Drive Henderson, West Auckland

Auckland Event: Postgrad Study for the Glory of God

This weekend, the Tertiary Students Christian Fellowship is hosting a seminar in Auckland to consider the issues involved with postgraduate life, whether in further academic study or in the workplace. One of the biggest challenges Christians often face is in integrating their faith with vocational or academic work. This Saturday (the 29th of May) Catalyst, TSCF’s ministry to graduates, postgraduates and academics, will be running a one day seminary led by Dr Bev Norsworthy.  Norsworthy, one of New Zealand’s leading educators, will be exploring three crucial questions:

• What is the gospel and how does it impact your postgraduate study?
• In what ways can the gospel be applied to research and teaching?
• How can postgraduate research be done for the glory of God?

The seminar completes a national tour that has been running throughout the country in 2010. The day will run from 9am until 5pm, with morning and afternoon tea provided.

When: Saturday 29th May 9am-5pm

Where: Carey College Christian School, Domain Road, Panmure, Auckland

Cost: $20

For more information and registration visit or email

The TSCF Catalyst Bookstore Goes Live

The Tertiary Students Christian Fellowship is an evangelical student ministry that works at campuses both internationally and around New Zealand. They also have a dedicated program, called Catalyst, that serves graduates, both in the workplace and in post-graduate study.

Today they launch Catalyst Books, an online store that will provide a range of titles to assist graduates in relating their faith to life, study and work.

One of the great things about the store is that they offer books that seek to relate the Gospel directly to each academic discipline, from architecture to psychology. They also offer free shipping.

Make sure you head over to their site and take a look.