We always have an exciting line up of both local, national and international speakers. We can’t wait for you to hear what they have to say! Keep watching as we unveil those who are coming…
You’ll remember Kenny as our favourite Scots as he originates from Glasgow and spent many years in Church of Scotland ministry, most recently ministering at Holy Trinity Church in Wester Hailes, Edinburgh. Kenny brings a reality and openness to today’s church, and communicates with authority about how God speaks to us prophetically.
Dr Mark Griffiths
Mark is part of St Padarn’s Institute, the training arm of the Church in Wales, which is responsible for missional research, newly licensed ministers and children, young people and family ministry development. His PhD is in Child Evangelism and Church Growth. He has 10 published books, his latest Lightbringers (a Freedom in Christ Children’s Resource) has just been released. He has three children and one very patient wife, and is back to New Zealand to train the New Wine children’s team to help equip the local church.
Dr Roshan Allpress
Roshan is the National Principal/CEO of Laidlaw College, where he has the privilege of working with a brilliant team of Bible scholars, Ministry leaders, Theologians, Teacher educators, Counsellors and others – seeking to equip Gospel-shaped leaders to renew their communities in Aotearoa and beyond. Prior to this he helped found and lead the Compass Foundation (now part of the Venn Foundation), working with young adults. Roshan’s doctoral research at Oxford focused on how intergenerational groups of Evangelical entrepreneurs in the eighteenth and nineteenth century British world shaped society and culture. He is married to Lottie, and they have two daughters.
An auditor, accountant and mother, Lydia leads the team at New Wine in addition to pastoring Hope Vineyard Church with her husband Shane, and being the financial manager for their farming and property business. She is energised by God’s church and being with ordinary people who live dynamic personal faith journeys, who are, in her mind, heroes of the faith.
For the last seven years James has spent his days working for Attitude, the youth education division of The Parenting Place, where he talks to people about things that most people avoid talking about. James has spoken to more people than he can count, which isn’t hard cause he reckons he can only count to 326. He loves it because he gets to meet people from all sorts of different backgrounds and talk about the passion he has for life, and how he found that passion when he met Jesus as a 19 year old.
Jo is currently the research and training lead for The Light Project, equipping youth, their whānau and communities for the new porn landscape. She has worked as an external sex education provider and as a youth counsellor for trauma and abuse cases in Primary, Intermediate and Secondary schools. She is a qualified sex therapist and has just completed her masters of science in medicine, with a focus on ‘the consumption rates and impacts of porn on adolescents’. She has a private practice working with couples with compulsive pornography use and relationship breakdown related to sexual dysfunction.
Dr Sam Bloore
Sam is deeply passionate about the intersection of faith and culture, in particular how individuals establish and enhance a personal spirituality that is stable and sustainable. Sam graduated from medicine and bioethics at Otago University, working as a doctor for five years in Emergency Medicine and Psychiatry. Following the completion of a Master of Arts in Pastoral Theology Sam is now working towards a Doctorate of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary. Sam and his wife Julia oversee the residential life of Venn Foundation and are committed to developing the conversations and community practices that provide opportunities for growth and formation.
and….drumroll….so many more. Keep checking in.