The good news is that the conference will be going ahead with excellent local speakers and a pre-recorded Q&A session with prominent apologist Dr. James White!

But, sadly, due to Covid-19 we have had to postpone having Dr. White flying over from the USA.

When: Saturday 29th of August 2020

Where: Reformed Church of Christchurch, 61 Cornwall Street, St Albans, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand. (please note, this is a different venue from last year)

he said, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?”
“Who is he, sir?” the man asked. “Tell me so that I may believe in him.”

John 9:35b-36 NIV

Tell Me Conference is geared towards bringing together faithful biblical teaching with practical action. This conference aims to provide a sound theological framework for evangelism, as well as offering opportunities for fellowship and networking together. Our hope is to encourage the gospel to the forefront of Christian living by making this conference as accessible as possible. Therefore this is a free conference (lunch provided) and is open to anyone (families are warmly welcomed) who would like to develop in both sharing the gospel and biblical apologetics. Come and be encouraged, as God equips us to be more effective in our daily lives.


  • If I could do it again (Roger Spicer). Sage evangelism advice to a younger me.
  • The doctrine of the local church (Matthew Johnston). The responsibility of evangelists to be under the authority of a local church, as well as the responsibility of local churches to support local evangelists.
  • Q&A with James White of Alpha and Omega Ministries (Pre-recorded – exclusive to Tell Me Conference.)


Roger Spicer is a regular Operation 513 street evangelist as well as serving many decades as a Pastor of various Christchurch Baptist churches. He has a degree in Theology from London Bible College. Before pastoral ministry, he was a high school teacher in Invercargill and Aranui. Roger is married to Jill and has 3 children and 8 grandchildren.

Matthew Johnston serves as Pastor of Riverbend Bible Church in Hawke’s Bay. Prior to this he ministered at Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California leading Bible Studies, teaching Evangelism, and was actively involved in the Biblical Counselling Ministry. He is a graduate of The Master’s Seminary. Matthew is married to Lisa and they have three children.

James White is the director of Alpha and Omega Ministries, a Christian apologetics organization based in Phoenix, Arizona and an elder of Apologia Church in Arizona. He is a professor, having taught Greek, Systematic Theology, and various topics in the field of apologetics.

9am – Conference Begins
Session 1
Session 2
12pm – Lunch (provided)
Street Outreach (No pressure, observation welcome)
4pm – Finish

Tell Me Conference is a ministry of Operation 513.

Cost: Free

If you would like to make a donation towards the costs of running the conference you may do so (via the Operation 513 NZ Trust) by following the instructions found here, or by clicking this button:


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