2017 National Alumni Gathering - Auckland

We warmly invite Laidlaw College, BTI, BCNZ and Masters Institute alumni to the 2017 National Alumni Gathering being held on our Henderson campus on Saturday 5 August and on our Christchurch campus on Saturday 12 August.


Come and join with other alumni as we reflect on lessons from our past and inspiration for our future, taking a journey through some key moments in the College’s history. We will be thinking about what it has meant to be a community of faith for 95 years and where Laidlaw needs to go to continue serving the cause of the Gospel in Aotearoa New Zealand and beyond over the next 20 and 100 years.

Enjoy relaxed opportunities to catch up with old friends, and meet alumni from other years.

Click here to register online.

Click here to download a brochure and registration form.

Where Henderson Campus
When 9:30am - 3:00pm
Cost $30 per person (day time) | $45 per person (dinner event) | $65 per person (day time + dinner)
RSVP by Friday 28 July by completing the online registration form or by posting the paper registration to Jenny Mackie, Laidlaw College Henderson campus, Private Bag 93104, Henderson, Auckland 0650

Alumni Gathering 2017 - DinnerDinner invite

A catered dinner will be held at the Henderson campus on the evening of the Auckland Gathering (5 August). Speakers will be former Principal Dr Rod Thompson and current Principal Dr Roshan Allpress. Tea/Coffee and a place to relax and catch up with old friends is available between the end of the Gathering and the commencement of the dinner.

Keynote Speakers

Dr Roshan Allpress National Principal, Laidlaw College

Dr Rod Thompson (Auckland only) Principal, Laidlaw College (2010-2015)

Dr John Hitchen BCNZ alumnus (1960-1962); Principal, Bible College of New Zealand (1990-1998)

Linda Flett BCNZ alumna (1994-1997); Lecturer Church History and Pastoral Studies, Laidlaw College

Our Graduates! The stories of some of our graduates will be shared throughout the day.


Day Time

9.30 am Doors open
9.45 am Mihi whakatau / Greeting
10.00 am Welcome and Introductions
10.15 am Looking Back: Bible Training Institute
Graduate’s Reflection
11.00 am Coffee Break
11.30 am Looking Back: Bible College of NZ
Graduate’s Reflection
12.15 pm Lunch
1.30 pm Looking Back: Laidlaw College
Graduate’s Reflection
Into the Future
3.00 pm End (tea/coffee available)

Dinner (Auckland only)

5.00 pm Nibbles / Drinks
6.00 - 9.00 pm Speakers: Dr Rod Thompson and Dr Roshan Allpress