The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.
George Bernard Shaw


As Christian apologists, it’s not enough simply to know facts, statistics and arguments – we also need to make the truths we share come alive in relevant and powerful ways. We seek to captivate our audience not only by the truth, but also the beauty of the Christian message.

Our SPEAK UP Persuasive Communication Workshops are for those who want to teach apologetics and worldview in captivating and persuasive ways. We want to help you become a more compelling, confident and engaging communicator – so you can more effectively teach others to reach people with the truth of Christianity.

These workshops will be held on Friday afternoons just before the opening of our Confident Christianity Conferences in Christchurch, Auckland, Wellington and Tauranga – and include dinner afterwards with our conference speakers.

Contact us for more details.


WHAT: Teaching workshops on public speaking.
WHO IT’S FOR: Anyone who does public speaking/teaching or desires to do so… especially with apologetics or worldview content.
WHEN & WHERE3-5pm before our Confident Christianity Conferences:


TICKETS: $20 for the Workshop & Dinner as an add-on to a full Confident Christianity Conference ticket (this training is subsidized by your full conference ticket so you need a conference ticket to attend the workshop).

INCLUDES: Workshop notes AND join our conference team at our pre-conference dinner where you’ll get to meet and chat with our conference speakers.

REGISTER: When you buy your Confident Christianity Conference Ticket

* If you have already registered for the conference, then drop us an email if you want this workshop to be added to your existing ticket.

Thinking Matters Speaking Team

As a side benefit – Thinking Matters is also seeking to identify new speakers who are serious about becoming persuasive apologetics speakers.  We want to get to know you at these workshops with a view of expanding our speaking team. These workshops could lead to opportunities to speak at our events and be on our list of recommend speakers for churches, youth groups and other ministries. To learn more about the Thinking Matters ministry visit

Speak Up Workshops coming in 2020:


Confident Christianity Conference 3-5 PM | Friday – Date TBC
Hope Presbyterian | Hornby


Confident Christianity Conference 3-5 PM | Friday – Date TBC
Northcross Church | Northshore


Confident Christianity Conference 3-5 PM | Friday – Date TBC
C3 City Church | Otumoetai


Confident Christianity Conference 3-5 PM | Friday – Date TBC
The Street Church – City | 9 Hania St, Mt Vic