Greetings in the name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ!
We pray this email finds you well. It is our joy to announce, registrations are now open for this year’s Stand for the Gospel conference.
This year’s conference will be held over the weekend of 16-18 August here at Howick Baptist Church, Auckland. We have the privilege of hosting Thabiti Anyabwile this year as our keynote speaker, who will be bringing five messages from 1 John on the theme: “Finding Assurance”. We look forward to growing in our love for Christ under his faithful teaching of God’s Word.
The gospel is the triumphant declaration that God, holy and righteous, is redeeming the world through Christ (Matt 1:21, Luke 1:68, Eph 1:7, Col 1:20), calling everyone everywhere to repent from sin and trust Jesus Christ for salvation (Mark 1:15, Acts 2:38, 17:30).
At STAND 2013, we will let God speak this gospel hope to us through the very frank words of the apostle John. First John challenges the nominal Christian, while assuring the doubting believer. You’ll be called to examine the person and work of Christ, whether for the first time, or once again.
We will also be running a range of seminars to help us apply the gospel and its implications in various areas of our Christian life, on themes such as: community evangelism, women’s ministry, sexual abuse and the church, and more.
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.
You can find all the necessary details in the attached brochure, and register on the conference website – http://www.standforthegospel.org/conference/stand-2013/.
We look forward to seeing you here!
Joe Fleener and Calvyn Jonker
“See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are.” – 1 John 3:1 (ESV)
STAND for the Gospel is a ministry of Howick Baptist Church to encourage and equip gospel-minded New Zealanders.