Auckland Ecumenical Lay Preachers Gathering

Date:  Saturday 7 July – 9.30am-12.30pm

Venue:  St John’s College, 202-210 St Johns Road
Auckland 1072

“Life And All Its Emotions”
Preaching from the Psalms, with Lynne J. Wall

“An insight into the NZLPA”
with Linda Hall

Linda will share the Objectives of the Association and some good news
stories of events held recently.

It will also be an opportunity for Lay Preachers to
ask questions,
express their views,
and identify how the Executive can be of most help to our members.

calendarCost:  $10.00 – pay on the day
Please bring a plate for a shared Morning Tea
Plenty of parking

Please email Linda to secure a place

Download an A4 poster for your noticeboard!


The Auckland Ecumenical Lay Preachers Meeting

The gathering was held on Saturday 25 November 2017 at the Methodist Offices in Great South Road, Auckland.

LP Mtg

It was good to have several denominations represented, and the presence of Viv Whimster, Vice President of the Methodist Church.  Rev Marilyn Welch, Combined Synods Superintendent opened the meeting and Linda Hall led devotions on Jesus’ words “Feed my sheep” John 21 v15-17, posing the question: “As Lay Preachers how are we fed?” In becoming Lay Preachers we are given the authority to preach. A sermon isn’t the only way that we can proclaim the word. The guest speaker Andrew Gamman gave a  wonderful insight into new ways of thinking and practically engaging with the gospel. Using powerpoint, videoclips, reflection stations etc were among Andrew’s resources.

We all went away with new ideas and empowered to reflect on how to challenge and involve our congregations in a more visual and hands-on experience of worship. Marilyn Welch reminded us of our commitment to on-going professional development. The passion for preaching was evident and we really had a good time connecting with others who preach.

A small committee was formed with Marilyn as our support. The committee is Linda Hall, Clive L. Smith, and Lynn Smith (no relation to Clive!). The meeting decided to hold three meetings during 2018. Dates for these are to yet be confirmed.