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.
|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|
Contact: Dave Clancey – email@example.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|
Contact: Graham O’Brien – firstname.lastname@example.org
|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|
Contact: email@example.com +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|
|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|