STAND 2012 Announcement

19 Apr

STAND 2012 Announcement

What you need to know about STAND 2012:

What: STAND for the Gospel 2012 Bible Conference

On: Go with the Gospel: Exploring the Mission of Christ & His Church in the World
Conrad Mbewe and other speakers
 12-14 October 2012

Where: Howick Baptist Church, Auckland, NZ

Conrad Mbewe is the current pastor of Kabwata Baptist Church in Lusaka, Zambia. Widely regarded as “the African Spurgeon”, Conrad is also the Principal of the Reformed Baptist Preachers College in Zambia, and together with KBC continues to oversee the establishment of over 20 new Reformed churches in Zambia and Botswana.

Alongside his preaching and teaching ministry, Conrad is the editor of Reformation Zambia magazine, as well as a columnist for several Zambian newspapers. His most recent book is Foundations for the Flock: Truths About the Church for All the Saints (2011, Granted Ministries). He also contributed a chapter to Dear Timothy: Letters on Pastoral Ministry (2004, Founders Press). He has been married for over 20 years to Felistas. They have three children, two sons and a daughter, and raise a number of other nephews and nieces in their household.

Learn more about Conrad in this video interview from August 2011:

Greetings in the name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,

We pray this email finds you well. It is our joy to announce details of the Stand for the Gospel 2012 annual conference.

This year’s conference will be held slightly later in the year, over the weekend of 12-14 October. We have the privilege of welcoming Conrad Mbewe once again as our keynote speaker, and look forward to being edified and challenged under his faithful teaching of God’s Word.

You can find all of the necessary details on the Conference Website –

The conference will be free again this year (if registered before October 1st). Registration details will be sent out to you via email in the next couple of months.

What is the gospel?

The gospel: the triumphant declaration that God, holy and righteous, is redeeming the world through His Son Jesus Christ, calling everyone everywhere to repent from sin and trust Him for salvation.

At STAND 2012, we’ll focus the mission of Christ and His church in the world. Kevin DeYoung & Greg Gilbert in their recent book What is the Mission of the Church? stated “…the mission of the church is to go into the world and make disciples by declaring the gospel of Jesus Christ in the power of the Spirit and gathering these disciples into churches, that they might worship and obey Jesus Christ now and in eternity to the glory of God the Father.” We look forward to Pastor Mbewe bring us five messages over this weekend helping us to think more carefully on this from the Scriptures and challenging us to Go with the Gospel, faithfully following our Lord and Saviour.

In the workshops, you will be challenged to apply the gospel to every facet of your Christian life, with an even wider selection of topics this year.


  • Peter Collier: Training? Me? How the Gospel Compels Us to be Equipped
  • Peter Somervell: Gospel Centred Leadership
  • Cam Gracey: Evangelism/Christianity Explored Training
  • Paul Davison: Ministry for Everyone: Reading the Bible One on One
  • William Chong: Letting the Gospel Shape our Gathered Worship
  • Mandy Fleener: Creativity to the Glory of God
  • Joe Fleener: Learning to Read to the Glory of God

As a result of this special weekend, we pray, you will be emboldened to stand for what’s of first importance: the gospel of Jesus Christ. We look forward to seeing you here!

By the way, mark your calendars now for 2013 & 2014:

Joe Fleener and Calvyn Jonker

Conference coordinators


“I have nothing else to rely upon but the fact that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, lived, died, was buried, rose again, went to heaven, and still lives and pleads for sinners at the right hand of God.” – C. Spurgeon


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