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.

What does it mean to lead teenagers well?


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.


ABOUT THE SPEAKER


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.

HUB LOCATIONS

This conference will be hosted by Presbyterian Churches around Australia, as well as a New Zealand location.

If you would like more information about hosting a hub location at your church, please fill in this form.

PROGRAM

The program will follow AEST

AEST/AEDT
8:30/9:30amHubs Open
9:00/10:00amSession One – Bible Talk “Hold Fast”
Mike McGarry
10:30/11:30amBREAK
11:00am/12:00pmSession Two – Seminar “Is The Gospel Enough?”
Mike McGarry
12:00/1:00pmQ & A with panel
12:30/1:30pmBREAK
1:30/2:30pmHub Workshop/s – run locally
3:00/4:00pmTeam Time
4:00/5:00pmSession Three – Close
4:30/5:30pmHome


COST: $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.