National Leaders Conference

National Leaders Conference

What does it mean to lead teenagers well?

There are many things competing to fill our lives with content. As we face an endless stream of ideas and initiatives, we can wonder what to do when it comes to youth ministry.

National Leaders Conference is an opportunity for youth leadership teams to be encouraged and equipped in Christ-centred youth ministry. Mike McGarry will join us via livestream to speak from Hebrews and encourage us to Hold Fast to Jesus. He’ll also take us through a practical seminar ‘Is the Gospel Enough?’ to think about how we shape our ministries to high-schoolers.

The conference will be run in hubs around the country. In each hub, you’ll also be able to spend time with other leadership teams in your area as well as have in-person workshops.

No matter your experience in youth ministry, you and your team are invited to share in Bible teaching and training that focuses on discipling teenagers, as they meet Christ and grow in Him.

National Leaders Conference is an initiative supported by the Presbyterian Church of Australia, Training and Discipleship Committee.

Speaker: Mike McGarry

Mike McGarry is the Youth Pastor of Southshore Baptist in Hingham, Massachusetts and is passionate about translating sound doctrine for the next generation. He earned his Doctor of Ministry degree in “Ministry to Emerging Generations” from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Mike is the author of ‘A Biblical Theology of Youth Ministry’ and ‘Lead Them to Jesus’, and was a contributor to ‘Gospel-Centred Youth Ministry’ and is a regular contributor to the Rooted Ministry.

Short Promo Video

Longer Promo Video

MC Promo

Hub Locations

This conference will be hosted by Presbyterian Churches around Australia, as well as New Zealand:

ACT – New Life Presbyterian Church

NSW – Albury

NSW – Bathurst

NSW – Coffs Harbour

NSW – Epping

NSW – Hurstville

NSW – Newcastle

NSW – Tamworth

QLD – Living Church, Carina (Brisbane)

QLD – Rockhampton Presbyterian Church

QLD – Dalby Presbyterian Church

QLD – North Queensland (Cairns)

SA – Adelaide

TAS – Ulverstone

Victoria – Online Hub

WA – Perth

WA – Albany

New Zealand – Auckland


There will be a little variation at some of the local hubs, but this is the broad program:


$35 (AUD) per person (does not include meals).

More information will be provided about meals based on your hub location, but a BYO option will be available.

8:30/9:30am Hubs Open
9:00/10:00am Session One – Bible Talk “Hold Fast”
Mike McGarry
10:30/11:30am BREAK
11:00am/12:00pm Session Two – Seminar “Is The Gospel Enough?”
Mike McGarry
12:00/1:00pm Q & A with speaker
12:30/1:30pm BREAK
1:30/2:30pm Hub Workshop/s – run locally
3:00/4:00pm Team Time
4:00/5:00pm Session Three – Close
4:30/5:30pm Home

If you would like to come along, please purchase your ticket here: