Laidlaw Lecture Series - Christchurch

Here’s an opportunity to get a small taste of what study at Laidlaw College is like! The 2018 Laidlaw Lecture Series is designed to provide a concise selection of content from a Laidlaw College course over five weeks.

You are warmly invited to join us for one or two of the courses on offer in the second semester of 2018.

Contact 03 354 4270 or chch@laidlaw.ac.nz for more information.

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Where Christchurch Campus
When 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Cost $75.00 per person for first lecture series | $30 for second lecture series
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Lecture Details

Date Monday evenings | 13, 20, 27 August and 3, 10 September
Time 7:00-9:30 pm
Cost $75 per person (including two books)
Lecturers Alistair Mackenzie and Chris Hannen

Where’s God on Monday? God’s Work and Our Work

Lecturers: Alistair Mackenzie and Chris Hannen

Aimed at Christians engaged in the marketplace this five week course will provide foundational, holistic, biblical and theological understandings of work, rest and life calling. The course fee includes two books for you to keep as an on-going resource that can be read in conjunction with the weekly Monday night sessions. Over five weeks from 7:00pm to 9:30pm Alistair Mackenzie and Chris Hannen will explore the following topics:

13 August
Session 1: Where’s God on Monday? Does my work matter to God?
Session 2: “As it was in the beginning”: Genesis 1 and 2 – God’s creative work and our work

20 August
Session 3: What went wrong?: Genesis 3: How the Fall affects our work
Session 4: Putting things right: God’s transforming work and our work

27 August
Session 5: Work and Rest
Session 6: Work as Worship

3 September
Session 7: SoulPurpose: Part I
Session 8: SoulPurpose: Part II

10 September
Session 9: Our whole life’s work
Session 10: Christian Leadership in the Marketplace

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About the Lecturers

Alistair MackenzieAlistair Mackenzie is an Emeritus Senior Fellow of Laidlaw College. He has worked as both a lecturer at Laidlaw and a minister in the Baptist Church for many years. His postgraduate study was on the theology of vocation and work and he is on the board for the global ‘Theology of Work’ project (www.theologyofwork.org). Alistair is married to Alison and involved with South West Baptist Church. They have two adult children and two lovely granddaughters.

Chris HannenChris Hannen trained as a Chartered Accountant with the majority of his commercial career at Ernst Young. He also studied at Laidlaw College (2004-2006) graduating with a Bachelor of Ministries and has been the Director of the Christchurch Campus since February 2014. He is currently completing his research project for a Master of Theology through Laidlaw Graduate School. He is married to Belinda, they have three children and the family attend Life Church.

Lecture Details

Date Monday evenings | 17, 24 September and 1 October
Time 7-9 pm
Cost $30 per person
Lecturer Anne Shave

That Gap in the Middle: Supporting Churchgoers in Midlife

Lecturer: Anne Shave

Within many churches in New Zealand the spiritual and pastoral needs of people in midlife are less frequently the focus of attention than those of people at other stages of life. However, the complexity of this life stage means that it has the potential to be a time of discovery and spiritual growth. Over three Monday nights, between 7 and 9 pm, Anne Shave explores the following topics:

17 September: What’s going on at midlife?

24 September: Pastoral care of people in midlife: issues and responses

1 October: Spiritual growth at midlife: theory and experience

During each evening there will be time for discussion and also for personal reflection.

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Anne ShaveAbout the Lecturer

Anne Shave completed her PhD in Theology through the University of Otago, graduating in May this year. Her thesis, Your Strength in Our Hearts: New Zealand Churchgoers in Midlife, explored the needs and experiences of Christians in midlife, in Anglican, Catholic and Presbyterian congregations in New Zealand. Prior to engaging in full-time study Anne was a secondary school teacher.