Conversational Evangelism
Inductive Bible Study
Expository Bible Teaching
Biblical Worldview Training

Please pray for New Zealand as you watch these videos:

The Gospel Diagram

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Here's Kiwi evangelist Shane Louie sharing the gospel diagram on the North Island.

Inductive Bible Study Courses

Philippians: How to Have Joy

10-Week Inductive Bible Study |  July 25 to September 27, 2018 | Timaru or Zoom

This 10-week inductive Bible study of Philippians will focus on spiritual truths that bring believers joy and peace in their daily walk with Christ. Philippians is a beautiful and profitable book, containing many principles of life to transform our attitudes to people and circumstances. We hope you will study Philippians with us!

Dates: July 25 to September 27, 2018 

Options: Wednesdays from 7:30-9 pm or Thursdays from 10-11:30 am (women only)

Place: Various homes in Timaru or over Zoom

Ages: 16 and up

Workbook: Sample may be downloaded here.

Homework: 3-5 hours/week

Cost: $20 per workbook

Registration: Contact Jeff at 027 557 9314 


Daniel: God's Blueprint for Bible Prophecy

14-Week Bible Study | Begins August 6, 2018 | Mondays @ 7:30 pm | Timaru or Zoom

This 14-week inductive Bible study covers the entire book of Daniel, chapter-by-chapter, verse-by-verse. Participants will study individually during the week and meet together on Monday evenings to discuss what they’ve learned and encourage one another. If you love prophecy or are curious (maybe even nervous) about the future, you need to familiarize yourself with the book of Daniel, God’s blueprint for prophecy. The book of Daniel also provides us with someone we can pattern our lives after—a man who receives accolades in heaven’s court and who is referred to as “a man of high esteem.” We invite you to study the book of Daniel with us!

Co-Sponsor: Church Street Bible Chapel, Timaru

Dates: August 6 to November 5, 2018

Time:  Mondays from 7:30-9 pm

Place: Various homes in Timaru or online on Zoom (

Homework: 20-30 minutes/day

Cost: $16 per workbook

Registration: Contact Jeff at 027 557 9314 or 


Things That Matter: Talks on the Biblical Worldview

Series of Interactive Talks | July 20 - August 24, 2018

Things That Matter is a series of five interactive talks presented by local Christian leaders in Timaru. The talks address important issues that, from a Christian perspective, are greatly relevant to every member of the Timaru community. The intent of “Things that Matter” is to provide a comfortable, non-threatening, respectful forum where big issues are presented and discussed. We hope both Christians and non-Christians will attend. Your tough questions are encouraged and invited. Let’s wrestle with the truth together. Let’s talk about things that really matter!

20 Jul 18 | Purpose: Do Our Lives Have Meaning? | Jeff Coleman

27 Jul 18 | God: How Dow We Know He's There | Rev. John Shoaf

3 Aug 18 | The Cross: Why Is It So Important? | Pastor Mark Pavelka

10 Aug 18 | The Resurrection: Did It Really Happen? | Rev. Joshua Taylor

24 Aug 18 | The Bible: Is It Reliable? | Jeff Coleman

Time: Fridays from 7-8:30 pm

Place: St. Mary’s Anglican Church, 24 Church Street, Timaru

Cost: Free (koha/gold coin donation accepted)

Questions? Contact Rev. Shoaf at 021 440 901 or

Who We Are

Firm Foundation New Zealand is the ministry of Jeff and Averil Coleman. Jeff is an American who has served as an attorney with the U.S. Air Force and who recently graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary in Texas. Averil, a Kiwi from Timaru, is a homeschooling mum and Bible study facilitator. Jeff and Averil have four young children and are members of Church Street Chapel in Timaru. 

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How to find us

We are located at 11 Rocky Hundreds Road, Timaru, New Zealand.

Contact us today

Phone us at +64 27 557 9314 or send us a message.


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