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 2015 starts in

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!

Carl Trueman

Pennsylvania, USA

This year's speaker

Carl Trueman is Paul Woolley Professor of Church History at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, and the Pastor of Cornerstone Presbyterian Church in Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA. He is author of The Real Scandal of the Evangelical Mind and The Creedal Imperative and a range of other books and essays including The Wages of Spin: Critical Writings on Historic and Contemporary Evangelicalism and Minority Report: Unpopular Essays on Everything from Ancient Christianity to Zen Calvinism.

Trueman studied at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge and the University of Aberdeen, and previously taught at the University of Aberdeen and the University of Nottingham. He was editor of Themelios from 1998 to 2007, and is a council member of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals. He blogs regularly and co-hosts a regular podcast called The Mortification of Spin. He lives in Oreland, USA with his wife, Catriona, and has two sons.

North Island

3-5 July 2015
Howick Baptist Church
Corner Picton and Wellington Street, Howick, Auckland
09 534 5142


South Island

26-28 June 2015
Reformed Church of Bishopdale
90 Highsted Road, Bishopdale, Christchurch
03 359 6398

Seminar Speakers

North Island

Peter Moelker

Reformed Church of Avondale, Auckland

André Bay

Shore Baptist Church, Auckland

Mandy Fleener

Rolleston Baptist Church

South Island

Andrew de Vries

Bishopdale Reformed Church, Christchurch

Rob Harrod

Grace Baptist Church, Christchurch

Paul Davison

Hastings Baptist Church


Online registration opens 1 May 2015

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