Conferences dates for 2021 are 18/19 June.

We are delighted to announce details of our 2021 Winter Bible School.  The theme for this year  Illuminate. Illuminate: v. – to shine light on something; to make something more visible; to explain something so that it is clear. Fact is, we all desperately need some illumination. We need light for our darkness from a source we can trust.  Thankfully, God who “is light” (1 John 1:5) has given us His Word as “a lamp for my feet and a light on my path” (Psalms 119:105).

At WBS, we will turn the spotlight on God’s Word so that its meaning and message becomes clearer.  And so that it can instruct and inspire us in the way God would have us think and live.  Join us as we look deeper into the foundations of the kingdom from 1 & 2 Samuel; the three offices of our Saviour (prophet, priest and king); and an exploration of the Coming Kingdom.

Our speakers are:
Michael Svigel, Chair & Professor of Theological Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary
Geoff Smith, Researcher & Writer for Long Story Short, Auckland
Graham Blaikie, Director of Long Story Short, Te Puke

Registrations are now open – follow this link to register
A free book resource is available for earlybird registrations to the Auckland, Wellington & Te Puke venues – so be in quick!
Payment is due at the time of registration.  Please note a small processing fee will be charged in addition to the conference fees.

In the last few years we have held mid year in-depth training sessions. Study notes and Videos from these series can be found here 

In 2020 there was an online school due to the ongoing impact of COVID.

  • Dr Jared Alcantara: spoke on the Church in the Wild – Lessons from the Wilderness
  • Geoff Smith: spoke on the Coming Storm.

In 2019

  • Scott Pollok introduced us to 1 John –  Why study an ancient letter like First John? What is the point? Isn’t it outdated and irrelevant? I’ve got enough troubles of my own right now; do I really need someone else telling me how I’m falling short?
  • Greg Burgess took us further into the Old Testament and taught on Joshua, Judges and Ruth dealing with the triumphs and tragedies of those books and the lessons that we can learn this.
  • Geoff Smith took a different tact and spoke about The Rapture and whether we can still believe in this.

In 2018:

  • Greg Burgess returned and taught on the Pentateuch – the first five books of the Bible.  The first five books of the Bible serve as a foundation for the rest of Scripture. If you’re unsure, unclear or misled about them, it will undermine your faith.  Get a solid overview of Genesis through Deuteronomy & shore up your biblical foundations.
  • David Anderson from the Grace School of Theology taught on the book of James using the topic “God’s University”. We never quite know when trials & tragedies will knock on the door of our lives but they will knock. God does not shield His children from trials. A lot of it doesn’t make much sense. But that is when God does His best work. James is a letter written precisely to encourage God’s children when the fog rolls in.  It offers some of the answers as to why bad things happen to good people.
  • Geoff Smith  – introduced a series on the gospel of Matthew.  “Conversations in Matthew”. These sessions are the first in an extended video series that will be available for your use. Geoff was interviewed on selected sections from the Gospel of Matthew. Delve into this amazing Gospel & unveil Matthew’s magnificent portrait of Jesus. Be prepared to be excited & be thrilled all over again with the one we call Saviour.

In 2017, Greg Burgess joined us to take sessions on topics of theology.

Here is a copy of one of the sessions from 2019