STAND registrations now open
Registrations are now open for this year’s Stand for the Gospel conferences. The North Island Conference has been running since 2010, and HBC are privileged to have the opportunity to host it again from 3-5 July.
You can download a PDF brochure for distribution here: North Island Conference flyer
We have the privilege of hosting Carl Trueman this year as our keynote speaker. We look forward to growing in our love for Christ under his faithful teaching of God’s Word.
Spaces are limited, so please register as early as you can for this special weekend as we encourage one another to stand for what’s of first importance: the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Judges and Kings: The Gospel in the Old Testament
“You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me…” (John 5:39)
The gospel is the triumphant declaration that God, holy and righteous, is redeeming the world through Christ, calling everyone everywhere to repent from sin and trust Jesus Christ for salvation.
At this year’s conference, we will let God speak this gospel hope to us through the pages of the Old Testament. As we consider the accounts of God at work in his covenant people Israel, we will gain a fuller understanding of the scarlet thread of redemption that runs throughout the Scriptures.
There will also be running a number of seminars to help us apply the gospel and its implications in various areas of our Christian life. Andre Bay (Shore Baptist Church) will teach on evangelism, Peter Moelker (Avondale Reformed Church) will discuss the sufficiency of Scripture, and Mandy Fleener (Rolleston Baptist Church) will lead a women’s seminar on parenting and teaching children.
Church family: serving the body of Christ
As Christ has laid down his life for us, we have the privilege of laying down our lives in sacrificial service for the good of our brothers and sisters around the country (1 John 3:16). We are expecting a turnout similar to last year: 300 people representing over 80 different churches.
As a church family there will be opportunities to serve in a variety of ways, such as catering, hospitality, ushering, welcoming, cleaning and more.
Sign-up sheets will be available at church this Sunday – please consider how you could play a part in serving the body of Christ.
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:34-35