Joe Fleener

Lover of Christ & His Gospel, Husband to Mandy, Father to three wonderful children, & Servant to the Local Church. Joe earned a Master of Divinity degree from Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary in 2003, completed his Masters of Theology courses in 2005 and moved to New Zealand with his family in 2006. Joe has served as a Bible College lecturer and “lay preacher” (churches, camps, conferences, etc.) in the US and New Zealand. In addition, Joe has taught courses for Bible Colleges in South Africa, Romania, Ukraine, and Australia. From 2010 to 2014, Joe served as the Associate Pastor at Howick Baptist Church in Auckland. Since August 2014, he has been privileged to serve as Pastor of Rolleston Baptist Church. Joe also serves in the following ministry roles here in New Zealand: Steering Committee, Stand for the Gospel | Coordinator, TIM Training Course | Board Member, Gospel Training Trust | Adjunct Lecturer, Grace Theological College. Finally I serve as a trainer for BibleWorks. Infrequently, Joe blogs on his personal blog where you can learn a lot more about him and his family over the years.

Has ‘Grace Alone’ made you gracious?

This is the continuation of a series on the ‘solas’ of the Reformation. We have already looked at ‘Semper Reformanda’ (always reforming), ‘Sola Scriptura’(Scripture alone), and ‘Solus Christus’ (in Christ alone). We are now going to consider ‘Sola Gratia’ (by grace alone). Essentially, Sola Gratia simply means we are saved by grace alone. We are saved by grace and grace alone. In other words, our salvation is not the… Read more →

In Christ Alone?

This is the continuation of a series on the ‘solas’ of the Reformation. We have already looked at ‘Semper Reformanda’ (always reforming) and ‘Sola Scriptura’ (Scripture alone). We are now going to think a bit about ‘Solus Christus’, or Christ alone.   The Cambridge Declaration has summarised Solus Christus quite well: “Christ’s all-sufficiency means, by implication, that we are insufficient… Read more →

Always Reforming

When one thinks of the Protestant Reformation eventually you will run across what are known as “the five solas” of the Reformation: Sola Scriptura – Scripture Alone  Solus Christus – Christ Alone  Sola Gratia – Grace Alone  Sola Fide – Faith Alone  Soli Deo Gloria – The Glory of God Alone Written out these communicate: “Salvation is by grace alone, through… Read more →

2015 Stand for the Gospel Conference – Auckland & Christchurch – Registrations Open

You can download a PDF flyer for distribution from these links: South Island Conference Flyer North Island Conference Flyer   In it’s eighth year as an annual conference, the Stand for the Gospel Conference will now occur over two consecutive weekends on both the North & South Islands. We are very thankful for the Lord’s provision to allow for this… Read more →