3 June Auckland Conference: Building a God-Centered Family

Building a God-Centered Family: Auckland June 3 & 4

Scott Brown, Kevin Swanson, and Anthony Courter are coming to Auckland as part of their NZ/Aus tour! Registrations open now!

 INFO: https://ncfic.org/events/view/building-a-god-centered-family-auckland-tour?tab=scheduleOn this tour, we will focus our teaching on matters of church and family life. While families are in a state of frustration and even collapse all over the world, we bring a vision of hope. That vision is the biblical vision for family life. This conference series is designed to deliver that vision of hope by explaining from the scriptures and how family life is designed to operate in the midst of church life and economic life.  These issues of church and family begin with understanding that scripture is sufficient for all things – including church, family and economic life. Our desire in fulfilling the great commission is to do what Jesus commanded His disciples, to “teach them to obey all things that I have commanded them” (Matt 28:20). Our Lord, in His Word has spoken on a multitude of practical church and family issues to instruct His people how they ought to live in harmony with His Word.

MONDAY June 3:

Venue: Manurewa Bible Church, 84 Maich Rd, Manurewa
Easiest route from north or west is to exit the Southern Motorway at Redoubt Rd (Manukau) and turn South (Left) into Great South Rd.  Turn R into Browns Rd at the lights.  Maich Rd is on the L, about 1/2 km.

Contact details: Jillian 021 023 71151

or Bart bart@ruralgeek.co.nz


8:30-9:00 Registration

9:00-10:00 Session 1, Building a God Centered Family

10:00-10:45 Session 2,  The Power of a Happy Marriage

10:45-11:00 Break

11:00-11:45 Session 3, God’s Beautiful Design for Discipleship in the Church

11:45-12:00 Questions and answers

12:00 to 1:30 Lunch

1:30-2:30  Session 4,  Preparing Boys for Battle

2:30-3:15  Session 5,  Preparing Girls for Dominion

3:15-3:30  Break

3:30-4:30  Session 6, Building a Family Economy

4:30 to 6:00 Supper

6:00-7:00 Session 7, Nurturing Beneficial Family Affections

7:00-8:00 Session 8, A New Kind of Father



Venue: The Reformed Church of Avondale

10-4 One-on-one meetings with the speakers and families With a shared lunch for those at the Church
7-9 Leaders’/men’s meeting: This will be an opportunity for men to meet with the speakers–Scott Brown, Kevin Swanson, and Anthony Courter–for discipleship and encouragement. Fathers who are already leading families are warmly invited along with young men and sons who look forward to leading their own families someday. This will be a great opportunity for group interaction with these inspiring leaders.
Ladies’ meeting: Meanwhile, any interested ladies are also invited to attend an informal panel discussion/Q&A session with four of the speakers’ daughters, who will all be happy to share their stories and experiences about their home life, how they interact with their family members, and how they employ their time. While the panel will be composed mainly of younger women, we hope that this can be challenging and encouraging for women in all stages of life.

More information on the conferences can be found at www.godcenteredfamily.com.

About the “National Center for Family Integrated Churches 

Scripture makes it clear that parents are primarily responsible for the discipleship of their children.

At the National Center for Family-Integrated Churches, one of our missions is to communicate God’s beautiful design for discipleship in the home and in the Church. We hope to use scripture to show God’s wonderful design for building harmony between Churches and families, not dislocation.”

For more information, please visit https://ncfic.org/

Contact: To learn more about this conference tour, contact:

Robert Compton








Scott T. BrownScott T. Brown

Scott T. Brown is the director of the National Center for Family-Integrated Churches and elder at Hope Baptist Church in Wake Forest, North Carolina. Scott graduated from California State University in Fullerton with a degree in History and received a Master of Divinity degree from Talbot School of Theology. He gives most of his time to local pastoral ministry, conferences on fatherhood, church reformation, and strengthening the family. He has been married to Deborah for thirty one years, and they have four grown children. Scott also helps people think through the two greatest institutions God has provided — the church and the family.

Kevin SwansonKevin Swanson

Kevin Swanson was homeschooled in the 1960’s and 1970’s, Kevin has over 35 years of experience in the homeschooling movement and serves as the Executive Director of Christian Home Educators of Colorado and Generations with Vision. Today, Kevin is a homeschool father of five, host of a daily radio program broadcast around the world, and is a published author of several books, including Upgrade – 10 Secrets to the Best Education for Your Child. Serving as a passionate supporter of home education, he has been interviewed on hundreds of media outlets, including Dr. James’ Dobson’s Focus on the Family and the Fox News Network.

Anthony CourterAnthony Courter

Anthony Courter graduated from Bible college in ’87 with a pastoral degree. While pastoring his first church he began to see issues concerning youth ministry and fathers abdicating their God given responsibilities.  This insight caused him to become deliberately focused on discipling fathers, specifically concentrating on and encouraging family economics and family centered ministries.
For years, the Courter home has been the backdrop for teaching men and families about economic issues such as What is Money?, Why have Passive Income, and How to have Family Based Businesses. In 2004 he founded CAMP (Carpenters Aiding Missionary Projects) in an effort to help foster within men and their families a desire for world missions and to aid missions projects around the world.
Anthony and Michelle, his wife of 27 years, are the parents of 12 children ages 24 to 18 months – Daniel, Jessica, Rebekah, Aaron, Josiah, Esther, Joshua, Caleb, Lincoln, Elijah, Anna and Nathan. In addition to running CAMP, hosting monthly skill building workshops, and meeting local and international church needs, they are the owner and manufacturers of Solar Pathfinder.


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