Dispelling Pentecostal Myths: Narratives behind the disintegration of the Pentecostal Church of New Zealand

Early Pentecostalism in New Zealand is riddled with stories of fragmentation as a new movement, born out of renewal, struggled to discern an appropriate form of church government. Most popular are those highlighting the autocratic leadership of Pentecostal leader, Henry Roberts, and dissatisfaction with the form of church government the movement first chose. This seminar revisits the beginnings of Pentecostalism in New Zealand and highlights how revisiting the data surrounding a historical myth can significantly modify the prevailing historic narrative. 

Linda Flett
National Internship Coordinator, School of Theology

Where Henderson Campus and via Starleaf
When 12:30pm - 1:25pm
Cost FREE & open to the public
RSVP For a link to Starleaf please email [email protected]

About Laidlaw’s Research Seminars

As a part of Laidlaw’s commitment to relevant, gospel-centred, innovative research, the School of Theology faculty gather each month for a research seminar. The seminars are built around a simple format – one academic presentation followed by critical interaction. The seminar is videoconferenced across Laidlaw’s three campuses. Anyone is welcome to join us – this could include postgrad students, researchers from other institutions, or any others looking to hear and interact with cutting edge theological and biblical research.  

If you are unable to come to a Laidlaw campus and would like to join in from your device (anywhere, any place), please email Kerry Gordon: [email protected]