ANZATFE Biennial: Conference 2019
Formation of ethically-responsible ministry

The 2019 ANZATFE Conference will be held from 19-21 November 2019.

Location: Vaughan Park, New Zealand

Please click on the link below for full information on the conference and to register.

For registration enquiries, please contact Rebecca deJong, Email:

Click here to register:

VISA Matters: Visitors and transit passengers, with the exception of New Zealand and Australian passport holders and those who require a visa to enter New Zealand, will need an Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) to check onto their flight. Please note approval for the NZeTA can take up to 72 hours. Apply now on the official NZeTA website


Accommodation: Accommodation at Vaughan Park is nearly full. Register soon if you wish to be on site. Options for nearby motels are listed on the registration site.


Registrations for the Conference close on 4 November.

Keynote speakers:

Dr Barbara Blodgett, Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Assessment, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Rev. Dr David Crawley, Senior Lecturer, School of Theology, Laidlaw College

Dr Rocio Figueroa, Lecturer in Theology, Good Shepherd Theological College, Auckland

Guidelines for ANZATFE Workshop Presenters:

  • Please arrive 10-15 minutes early and become familiar with your presentation setting and any required audio-visual aids. Each presenter will be allocated a workshop moderator. They will tend to any technical needs you might have, offer a brief introduction of your person and topic (you will need to provide this on arrival), keep time and orchestrate questions and group discussion.


  • Given the sessions are 50 minutes long and will involve an introduction, please equally divide your presentation and group engagement. The moderator will call time at the end of 20 minutes of your input, allowing 30 mins for questions/discussion. It will be important, therefore, to frame and order your material with group discussion in mind.


  • While participants may be eager with questions, it would be useful to have one or two prepared questions ready that you can use, if needed, to stimulate discussion. Questions need not only be for you as the presenter, they may also be directed to the attendees at the session, encouraging their participation, feedback, and the sharing of gleaned insight.