Thabiti Anyabwile is Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Grand Cayman in the Grand Cayman Islands. He was previously an assistant pastor at Capitol Hill Baptist Church (Washington, DC) and served as an elder at Church on the Rock (Raleigh, NC).
Thabiti has a strong professional and academic background in community psychology, with special interests in the history and development of the African American church and reaching out to Muslim peoples. He holds B.A. and M.S. degrees in psychology from North Carolina State University.
A former high school basketball coach and bookstore owner, Thabiti enjoys preaching, reading, sports, and watching sci-fi films. He and his wife, Kristie, have three children.
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We have invited a range of speakers to address topics that challenge us to apply the gospel and its implications to our life and service.
- Dave Clancey - More Than the Sermon: Using the Whole Church Service to Proclaim the Gospel
- Gareth Jones - Community Evangelism
- James de Costabadie - God’s Guidance Today
- Kristie Anyabwile - God’s Good Design: Women’s Ministry in Complementarian Contexts
- Rob Morton - The Gospel Gone Wrong: Sexual Abuse and the Church
- Thabiti Anyabwile - Evangelism and Reaching Those From Different Religions
- William Chong - Hymns: Roots and Wings for the Next Generation
Dave Clancey is the minister of St Saviour’s Anglican Church in Sydenham, Christchurch. Married to Amanda with three sons, Dave enjoys serving God’s people, reading, laughing, and practicing godliness through suffering (also known as golf).
For most evangelicals, the sermon is rightly the high-point of the Sunday meeting. But it isn’t the only thing that happens when we meet. In this seminar you will encouraged to think through how to construct an entire church service that serves the proclamation of the word, that God’s people might be led to hear and respond to God in all that happens.
Gareth Jones is married to Ali and has two kids Bethan (3) and Matthew Dafydd (1). He moved over from the UK in 2009 to work with Redeemer Grace Presbyterian Church in South Auckland. Gareth’s role involves working with children and young people in a variety of capacities. He enjoys playing and watching most sports, as well as being an avid Welsh rugby supporter (from the other side of the world).
Too often city churches are like work, places we commute to. The effect of this can be the local community to the church is bypassed because no one lives there. It can also lead to a homogeneous church rather than the diverse church that better reflects heavenly church. This seminar will look at how the church can be a central part of the community (however different it may seem from our way of life), and how we can use this to bring the gospel of hope into broken people’s lives. Examples will be drawn from both ends of the socio-economic scale.
James de Costabadie (Costa) was saved twenty years ago after being prodded to think by the only Christian he knew. He loves his wife Teresa, their 3 Kiwi children, St John’s Latimer Square, long cricket matches, long history books and preaching sermons (that are probably too long).
How can I know what God wants me to do? How can I make better decisions in life? How does God guide on the ordinary issues of life? These are the areas we will be looking at in this seminar, with many practical examples, as we seek to be disciples who make godly decisions.
STAND is a conference hosted by Howick Baptist Church to encourage and equip Christians in Aotearoa, New Zealand to stand for the gospel of Jesus Christ.
As the Lord wills, we meet together annually to encourage each other to proclaim, and hold fast to the gospel that has been entrusted to the church.
- Al Mohler
- Bibles in Action
- Biblia – bible study online
- Bob Kauflin
- Brian Croft
- D.A. Carson
- ESV online
- Getty Music
- Justin Taylor
- Of First Importance
- Reformation 21
- Thabiti Anyabwile
- The Gospel Coalition
- the kiwifruit blog
- Thinking Matters NZ