Auckland cross cultural leadership course

This 10-week, evening course will empower you to make disciples from many cultural backgrounds using Biblical concepts or humility, honour and respect that will multiply the Kingdom of God.

It’s beneficial even for people who are already involved in cross cultural ministry. During our most recent course particpants experienced insight and inspiration from the Holy Spirit showing them how they could better help the people and situations they were ministering to. 

Each evening will begin with a 40 minutes lecture on a topic, followed by group discussion for 20 minutes, or a case study, or a time of prayer, or a question and answer session. Some sessions will include a short video clip about the topic. A course workbook has notes on each topic and a short homework questionnaire.

It’s important that we start each session on time, at 7pm, so we offer coffee, tea and biscuits from 6.45pm. We plan to finish each night by 9.15pm.


20 February, 2019
God’s model for human relationships – its significance in cross-cultural ministry?
Jesus and the Kingdom imperative – Matt 6 v 33 ‘Seek ye first the Kingdom of God?
Jesus leaders and disciples?

27 February, 2019
Developing strong leaders – listening to your conscience?
Changing our attitude and actions
Hearing God’s voice – being led by the Holy Spirit

6 March, 2019 
Kingdom oriented prayer with authority
The God factor in spiritual growth – multiplying is an imperative
Blessing all the families of the earth – the d.n.a of Jesus’ disciples

13 March, 2019 
Knocking on hearts
Opening hearts
Ministering to hurting hearts

20 March, 2019 
Culture, worldview and cross-cultural communication
Searching for common ground
Respecting the authorities in a culture

27 March, 2019
Honour and Shame in the Book of Matthew?
Middle eastern worldview and its interface with Western and Maori worldviews
Cross cultural conflict resolution

3 April, 2019
Kinship, collectivism and collateral security
The Divinity of Christ
How Jesus Christ reshaped the theology of His disciples

10 April, 2019
Interpreting the Signs of the Prophets
The Gospel of John the Baptist
The ethics of conversion

17 April, 2019
Visit to an alternative religious worship centre

24 April, 2019
Culture shock
Team work
Graduation dinner, presentation of certificates, prayer and “poroporoaki”

Course co-ordinator

Bryan Johnson is the co-ordinator.

He has served as a missionary in Asia – Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand Hong Kong, China, India, Philippines, Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia, South Africa and the former Yugoslavia. Although his primary focus has centered on helping Muslims discover who Isa (Jesus) is, he has also taught on Buddhism, Hinduism and Atheism. He commenced his missionary ministry in 1977 after being the youth pastor at Papatoetoe Baptist, and Hamilton Central Baptist Churches. Bryan, a qualified accountant, studied Indonesian language and culture, Islam and an adult learning at Waikato University. From 1993 to 2003 Bryan was the Principal of New Covenant International Bible College. He was ably assisted by his wife Cheryl. From 2004 to 2010 Bryan served the Global International Friendship ministry at the Auckland Baptist Tabernacle. In 2010 he pioneered a ministry for seeking migrants from an Islamic background with Paul Chang. In more recent times he has been overseeing the pioneering of the Friends of Friends Fellowship ministry around Aotearoa in the main University cities.


Auckland Baptist Tabernacle
429 Queen Street,

Level 1. Enter via the atrium side door and proceed down one level.


The cost of the course is $95 including the notes, and the graduation dinner. A deposit of $25 is required by the Sunday 17 February, 2019. The balance can be paid during the course. Please register and make payment below.

Register here now – in 2 easy steps

STEP ONE – Fill in this form

STEP TWO – Deposit the course fee

Please bank your $95 course fee (or the $25 deposit) into the Penrose account of the Asia Pacific Discipleship Trust

The Asia Pacific Discipleship Trust
BNZ Penrose
02 0240 0030890 00

Please provide your first name and the initial of your last name with the letters CCLC. For example John Smith would be JohnSCCLC. Thank you.

For more information contact Bryan Johnson – Mobile 027 276 6900