Sam Allberry Tour – 7-9 September 2018

Perhaps the biggest issue tearing at the church in the western world is the question of same-sex relationships. How does the church remain faithful to the biblical teaching and yet be gracious? How do Christians love and accept without compromising?

Sam Allberry is himself same-sex atracted but believes what the Bible teaches and so has chosen to be celibate so as to be obedient. He is well able to speak into the biblical and theological issues as well as the tensions and temptations, and advise the church how to be both gracious and truthful. He is one of the founders of Living Out and has authored a number of books, including Is God Anti-Gay?.

His visit is a rare opportunity to think through the issues and become more confident in what we do believe.

Dunedin

Contact: combineddunedinchurches@gmail.com

Fri 7 Sept 9:00-11:00 am, St Matthew’s Anglican, Hope St Pastors & leaders meeting Leading Wisely In A Charged Political Climate
Fri 7 Sept 6:30-8:00 pm, Elim Church, Harrow St Combined youth service You Are Not Your Sexuality
Sat 8 Sept 9:30 am – 3:30 pm, Nations Church, King Edward St Main event, Please register. The LOCAL Course
Sun 9 Sept 6:00-8:00 pm, Equippers Church, Union St Combined young adults service Same-sex Attraction: Answering The Tough Questions

Christchurch

Contact: Dave Clancey – daveclancey@gmail.com +64 21 044 5658

Mon 10 Sept 7:00 pm, St Saviour’s Church Public meeting Living Out Love: How the Bible’s teaching is loving and life-giving
Tues 11 Sept 12 noon, Berwick Street (Latimer Church offices) Ministers’ lunch How to help your church engage with their gay friends with love and grace, followed by Q&A

Nelson

Contact: Graham O’Brien – ministryed@bishopdale.ac.nz

Wed 12 Sept tbc Ministers’ lunch How to help your church engage with their gay friends with love and grace, followed by Q&A
Wed 12 Sept 7:00 pm, St Barnabas Anglican Church, Stoke.   Public meeting Living Out Love: How the Bible’s teaching is loving and life-giving

Hamilton

Contact: michael@whcc.org.nz +64 22 350 9928

Thur 13 Sept 7:00 pm, Hamilton Central Baptist Church Public meeting Living Out Love: How the Bible’s teaching is loving and life-giving
Fri 14 Sept 7:00 am, Hamilton Central Baptist Church Pastors’ breakfast How to help your church engage with their gay friends with love and grace, followed by Q&A

Auckland

Fri 14 Sept 7:30-8:15 pm, Laidlaw College, Henderson Open lecture & Q&A
Sat 15 Sept 9:30 am – 3:30 pm, Titirangi Baptist Church The LOCAL Course Andy Shudall
Sun 16 Sept 9:00 & 11:00 am, Greenlane Christian Centre, Marewa Rd Worship services Is God Anti-Gay? Jonathan Dove
Sun 16 Sept Elim Christian Centre East, Howick Evening meeting