2018 National Alumni Gathering - Christchurch

We warmly invite Laidlaw College, BTI, BCNZ and Masters Institute alumni to the 2018 National Alumni Gathering being held on our Christchurch campus on Saturday 11 August.


Come and join with other alumni as we reflect on how we sustain and nurture our faith over a lifelong call to follow Jesus. Keynote speaker Dr Tim Meadowcroft will be speaking out of his own journey of 25 years in theological education and a background in parish ministry. The day will include input from other staff and alumni, and relaxed opportunities to catch up with old friends.

Click here to register online.

Where Christchurch Campus
When 9:00am - 3:00pm
Cost $30 per person
RSVP by Wednesday 8 August by completing the online registration form or by contacting Jenny Mackie on 09 836 7806 or emailing jmackie@laidlaw.ac.nz


Tim MeadowcroftDr Tim Meadowcroft is currently acting Head of Theology and will be retiring at the end of 2018 after teaching at BCNZ/Laidlaw for 25 years. Tim came from a background of high school teaching and parish ministry and is currently honorary assistant minister in the Henderson Anglican parish.

David CrawleyDr David Crawley is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Theology, specialising in Spiritual Formation. Alongside his Laidlaw teaching and research work, David is part of the leadership team at his local Anglican church in Titirangi, offers spiritual direction, and is engaged in the training and supervision of spiritual directors through Spiritual Growth Ministries.



9:00 am Doors Open, Mix and Mingle over food and coffee
10:00 am Mihi whakatau / Greeting
10:15 am Sustaining a Lifelong Faith
11:00 am Spiritual Practices for the Long Haul
11:45 am Group Reflections
12:30 pm Lunch


1:30 pm Graduates' Reflections
2:00 pm Laidlaw update
2:30 pm Final Reflection and Prayer
3:00 pm End (with opportunity for final catch-ups over tea/coffee)