Stand for the Gospel

An annual bible conference that seeks to encourage the church in New Zealand to celebrate and proclaim what’s of first importance: the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ as the only hope for our world.

STAND 2017


For what's of first importance.

Stand for the Gospel is a weekend conference that was started in 2010 with a vision to serve the church in New Zealand, across denominations around the unity of the Gospel. We celebrate its life transforming power and take up the call to proclaim it to all people, calling all people to repentance and faith in Jesus Christ.

The conference is purposely simple:

  • We host one keynote speaker from overseas who expounds the Scriptures challenging us with the Word of God.
  • Men and women serving the church in New Zealand offer seminars on topics which unfold implications of the Gospel and applying them to our lives as believers and servants of Christ.
  • We provide an opportunity for a small number of ministries to have display tables where they can share their ministry aims with attendees throughout the weekend.

Conferences can be a drain on time and resources. They can also be a wonderful opportunity for fellowship and spiritual feeding. We pray Stand for the Gospel falls into the second category, and hope that you’ll join us!

2016 Keynote Speaker

Peter Adam

St Judes Carlton, Melbourne (Australia)

North Island

July 2017 - Dates TBC
Howick Baptist Church
Corner Picton and Wellington Street, Howick, Auckland
09 534 5142


South Island

July 2017 - Dates TBC
Reformed Church of Bishopdale
90 Highsted Road, Bishopdale, Christchurch
03 359 6398

Seminar Speakers

North Island

Hugh Rorrison

Hastings Baptist Church, New Zealand

Rob Morton

Hastings Baptist Church

Richard Cutforth

Papakura Baptist Church, Auckland

South Island

Andre Holtslag

Dovedale Reformed Church, Christchurch

Jenny Ross

Grace Presbyterian Church, Christchurch

Joe Fleener

Rolleston Baptist Church


Registrations open in 2017

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We're grateful to the following local churches for their support of Stand Conference.