Strengthen your church for mission & ministry – request a speaker


Our team has a wonderful breadth of experience based on many trips to Asia-Pacific, and many conversations and prayers alongside our brothers and sisters as they advance the Kingdom of God there. 

“So now you Gentiles are no longer strangers and foreigners. You are citizens along with all of God’s holy people. You are members of God’s family”.

Ephesians 2:19

We do mission in partnership. God’s mission invites us to join hands with our partner schools (training servant leaders) and Langham partners internationally. You can begin to do this by inviting LeaDev-Langham staff in New Zealand or a partner to come and speak to your congregation or group. We are willing to fit in with your teaching programme in terms of texts or themes but ask that we can share the opportunities we have for partnership with you and your people.

We are available to help your church ignite a passion for mission, by sharing what we’re privileged to have experienced. 

Seminars, Sermons and Speaking topics

Helping Without Hurting: a heart for mission, with actions and aims that really benefit all  A half- to full-day workshop designed to help churches which are sending, or planning to send, short-term mission teams to develop appropriate cross-cultural awareness and practices.  Discovering how to walk with the people they serve in ways that lead to lasting and sustainable change, by focusing on what the host community already has, more than on what it doesn’t!

Fresh Currents in Mission A half day seminar for local church mission boards / committees, introducing concepts and topics like ‘integral mission,’ ‘orality,’ the suffering church, updating the Lausanne movement, the rise and role of Majority World leadership, etc.

PRIEESTT Workshop In 2016 LeaDev-Langham asked a group of senior analysts, authors, commentators, educators, leaders, practitioners, and thinkers, from around the World, to tell us, within their areas of expertise, how they see the world of the future – the next five to ten years – and how that might impact on the Christian church globally and its mission in and to the world. PRIEESTT stands for the categories and trends as follows: Political, Religious, Ideological/Intellectual, Economic, Educational, Social, Technological, Theological. We’ve distilled their inputs into a few major themes, which we share and discuss during this four hour (half day) seminar.

Love Syria: War-torn devastation. A Kiwi bloke went to have a look and came back changed John shares the story of his visit to Lebanon to live with and get to know our partners offering assistance to the tidal wave of refugees leaving Syria. He met many refugee women and children and speaks with heart, mobilising Christians to take action on behalf of the poor and displaced.

Preaching By ‘preaching’ we do not mean a thinly disguised promotion for LeaDev-Langham dressed as a sermon. We love God and His Word, and always seek to preach it clearly, relevantly, practically, and with conviction and passion. We are willing to consider a passage which fits your church’s preaching plan. Listen here for some examples of Tony’s preaching.

This message was preached at Cromwell Presbyterian Church on the 28th June 2020 by Russell Thorp, Executive Director, LeaDev-Langham:

Shallow Dive: a very brief introduction to preaching This seminar is for local churches who want to introduce their lay leaders to the elements of biblical preaching. It does not require any previous preaching experience, and is usually a minimum of two 1 ½ hour sessions. 

KiwiMade Preaching: more extensive preaching training for Preachers  In 2009, we decided to replicate what Langham Partnership does well in the Majority World closer to home, and established KiwiMade Preaching to help build a heritage for biblical preaching here in Aotearoa-New Zealand. Find out more about the encouragement, exploration and growth that KiwiMade Preaching gives to both experienced and emerging preachers, participate in the preaching forum, and read their blogs.

If you are keen to have us visit you, please be in touch with us via the Contact Us page.

“I thought the sessions were excellent. I learnt a lot and was inspired to improve and really think about the delivery and structure of a message. Also the importance of thinking about who you are aiming your preaching at. Tony was easy to listen to and engaging. I felt that his thoughts on the word of God and the spirit of God working together is exactly where we are trying to head as a church. It was great to hear that this is what he also encourages.” 

Tracey, Shallow Dive participant, Auckland

“Having done the Level 1 Preaching training in 2014 I can say without a doubt this is simply the best training in New Zealand for those learning to preach for the first time, those starting out, and for those who have been preaching for a while.” 
Mark, Level 1 Preaching Training participant, Fielding

“Dr Allan Harkness has lived and worked in East Asia for over 20 years. He has a deep passion to see local leaders equipped and developed to lead well – hence most of his time and energy over this time has been invested in leadership development of various kinds, including his gift of writing. Allan is warm hearted, generous  and  works sensitively and closely with Asian communities desiring to see them grow and flourish. I esteem him as a wonderful resource person for mission – both the theory and the practice!”
Christine Harding, ex-National Director, OMF NZ