Phone: 03 473 0785; 0274 416 970
Teaching: Transformational Preaching; Pastoral Care
Geoff New commenced as Dean of Studies in 2015. His employment background was as an Employment Officer (Dept of Labour) in South Auckland and working in Human Resources for the Manukau Housing Corporation.
In 1993, Geoff began his study for Bachelor of Ministries majoring in pastoral care at the Bible College of NZ (now Laidlaw College). In 1996-1997 he attended the School of Ministry (Knox College) as one of the first three ordinands in the newly developed Ordination Studies Programme. In 1997 Geoff was called to Papakura East and Hunua Presbyterian Church where he was minister until appointed Dean of Studies (KCML).
During his time at Papakura East, Geoff was also a Police Chaplain for five years for the Counties-Manukau Police District, lectured in preaching for five years at Laidlaw College, lectured on occasions at Carey Baptist College and since 2011 has been a trainer for Langham Preaching (nz.langham.org) with responsibility in South Asia. Since 2012 he has been the director for Kiwimade Preaching (kiwimadepreaching.com) which is the NZ expression of Langham Preaching. Kiwimade Preaching aims to encourage, challenge and resource preachers within the NZ context.
Geoff was awarded a Doctor of Ministry degree in 2011 through the Australian College of Theology. His thesis was entitled: “Back to the Future: The impact of the ancient disciplines of Lectio Divina and Ignatian Gospel Contemplation on contemporary preaching.”
Geoff is married to Ruth. They have three adult children: Rebekah, Josiah and Luke; and one grandchild, Nathaniel.
Geoff enjoys indoor rowing, biking, silent retreats and movies (not silent).
“Back to the Future: why ancient ways of praying Scripture can enrich preaching” Stimulus (Nov 2009)
“Up Close and Personal – for all to hear” Candour (Feb 2011)
“A Story of Conversion” Australian College of Theology Research – Community News (March 2011)
“Finding the DNA of a Congregation: Appreciative Enquiry” Candour (Nov 2011)
The Voice: from text to life “Ever Been to Tarshish? (When we try and avoid mission)” Stimulus, Vol 19, Issue 1, April 2012
The Voice: from text to life “Lamenting the Lack of Lament” (The Psalms of Laments in worship). Stimulus, Vol 19, Issue 2, July 2012
The Voice: from text to life “Don’t make me angry. You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry” (The imprecatory Psalms and mission) Stimulus, Vol 19, Issue 3, Nov 2012
The Voice: from text to life “Have it Your Way” Stimulus, Vol 20, Issue 1, April 2013
The Voice: from text to life “When God Talks Behind Your Back” Stimulus, Vol 20, Issue 2, July 2013
“Easter Saturday Waiting: divine busyness vs. congregational anxiety” Refresh – journal of contemplative spirituality (Winter 2013)
“3rd Things First: Preaching and Ignatian Contemplation” The Way, Vol 52, Number 4, Oct 2013 – UK Jesuit Theological Journal
The Voice: from text to life “Looking in the Mirror” Stimulus, Vol 20, Issue 3, Nov 2013
“The Use of Prayer in Stressful Situations” Candour (March 2014)
“The Gospel According to Romeo and Juliet” Stimulus, Vol 21, Issue 1, April 2014
The Voice: from text to life “Brother James” Stimulus, Vol 21, Issue 1, April 2014
The Voice: from text to life “The Gospel According to Rahab” Stimulus, Vol 21, Issue 2, July 2014
The Voice: from text to life “The One Thing” Stimulus, Vol 21, Issue 3, Nov 2014