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3
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Evangelistic Leadership Symposium
Evangelism in a Pluralistic World

We live in a time of unprecedented change. The world is becoming increasingly pluralistic as Christendom recedes. How do we respond? 

This year, our keynote speaker Prof Darrell Bock - Executive Director of Cultural Engagement at The Hendricks Center and Senior Research Professor of New Testament studies at Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS) in Dallas, Texas - will present various responses to our pluralistic environment. 

Laidlaw's Director for Evangelistic Leadership, Rev. Dr Mark J. Keown, will lead us in worship and the word, reminding us of our core business—evangelism and discipleship. It should be a great two-days of fellowship and inspiration toward the task of evangelising Aotearoa New Zealand.

This is a catered event. Please register via the form below.

Where Henderson Campus
When 9:00am - 4:15pm
Cost $80
RSVP Register via form below

Prof Darrell Bock

Darrell L. Bock is Senior Research Professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas, Texas and serves as Executive Director of Cultural Engagement at the Hendricks Center for Christian Leadership there. He is an Elder-Staff Advisor at Bent Tree Fellowship in Carrolton, Texas. He has served on the board of Chosen People Ministries for over two decades. In addition, he serves on the board at Wheaton College, currently chairing the Academic Affairs subcommittee, as well as on the boards of the Institute for Global Engagement and Christians in Public Service. He is a fellow at the Kirby Laing Institute in Cambridge, England and a graduate of the University of Texas (B.A.), Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M.), and the University of Aberdeen (Ph.D.). He has authored or edited over forty-five books, including a New York Times Best Seller in non-fiction, numerous works on Jesus and the gospels, and the recently released Cultural Intelligence: Living for God in a Diverse, Pluralistic World.

He has had four annual stints of post-doctoral study at the University of Tübingen, the second through fourth as an Alexander von Humboldt scholar (1989-90, 1995-96, 2004-05, 2010-2011). He also serves as elder emeritus at Trinity Fellowship Church in Richardson, Texas, does occasional work for Christianity Today, served as President of the Evangelical Theological Society for the year 2000-2001. He often participates in interviews with the media on issues ted to the Bible and Christianity. He is married to Sally and has three married children (two daughters and a son), three grandsons and two granddaughters.


 


Rev. Dr Mark J. Keown

Rev Dr Mark J. Keown was raised in an unbelieving home. After an encounter with Jesus in his youth, he and his wife Emma together yielded fully to God in 1985. Since then, Mark has been and is an evangelist, children’s and youth worker, pastor, musician, academic, and author. From 2005–2018 he served as a New Testament Senior Lecturer at Laidlaw. He is now Director of Evangelistic Leadership at the College. His wife, Emma, is the Church Enabler for the Northern Presbytery of the PCANZ. He loves all things God, all things family, and all things world, and all things sport, in that order.



Session Details

Tuesday 2 July

9am Worship & Word - Our Task: The Great Commission Texts Revisited - Rev. Dr Mark J. Keown
10am Six Key Texts on Cultural Engagement - Prof Darrell Bock
11am Morning Tea
11:30am Breakout Groups
12pm Response
12:30pm Lunch
1:30pm Worship & Word - Our Gospel: What is it? - Rev. Dr Mark J. Keown
2pm How to Have Difficult Conversations - Prof Darrell Bock
3pm Afternoon Tea
3:15pm Breakout Groups
3:45pm Response

Wednesday 3 July

9am Worship & Word - Our Commitment: Wholehearted Discipleship - Rev. Dr Mark J. Keown
10am How to Cope with Pluralism - Prof Darrell Bock
11am Morning Tea
11:30am Breakout Groups
12pm Response
12:30pm Lunch
1:30pm Our Hope: Present and Future - Rev. Dr Mark J. Keown
2pm Q&A with Prof Darrell Bock
3pm Afternoon Tea
3:15pm Breakout Groups
3:45pm Response