• neoLeader conference 2018 update

      Conference is just over a week away and we wanted to share some important and updated information with you. Register Here Riverlife Baptist Church | 22 September 2018 | $30   Q&A PANEL Unfortunately Tim Mander, who was joining us on our Q&A panel this year, is unable to attend as he is required out of town for work #policitianlife. We are excited to announce that Dave Benson will be joining us as our 3rd panelist instead! Dave Benson is a great teacher and pastor who is part of the neoLeader board. He also recently ran our neoNight workshops on ‘Influencing Culture’ earlier in 2018. Dave is a great…

  • REGISTER NOW: neoLeader conference 2018

    Register Here Riverlife Baptist Church | 22 September 2018 | $30   ANCHORED Developing deep character for lasting leadership Lasting leadership is anchored in integrity. It is character formed and forged through difficult times and through all the seasons. Our world needs leaders who are prepared to invest their lives in the quiet place and allow their character to be formed and shaped in the early years, so that they ultimately leave a lasting legacy. And we need these leaders to influence every area and sphere of life and culture. neoLeader Conference 2018 is all about developing leaders of deep character who will last the journey. We have an incredible…

  • Leading Without A Title

      As I sit down to write this blog post, I’m aware that I am the only writer for this blog, and the only member of the neoLeader board, who is technically not a leader. That’s right, I don’t hold an official position of leadership in my church, and as a stay at home mum, I’m certainly not a leader in the work force either. I have all the typical hallmarks of a leader: I’m quite loud, I’m happy to speak from the front, I have no problem giving directions, and I’d like to think I’m fairly motivational. However, as I shared in my last blog post, I don’t actually…

  • Electives and Speakers: neoLeader conference 2018

    Charles de Jongh – Anchored in Scripture Charles is a lecturer at Malyon College in Brisbane, commencing in 2007, and is the current Academic Dean. Charles was raised in South Africa and initially worked as an air traffic controller in the South African Air Force. Charles pastored a church in South Africa before becoming a lecturer. Charles’ expertise is in biblical and youth studies and will be running an elective on the importance of Scripture in deepening our Christian character for lasting leadership. Today, more than ever, Christian leaders will need to ensure that they are soundly anchored to ensure that they honour God and impact the world. While much attention is being given to various…

  • Q&A Panelists: neoLeader conference 2018

      Melinda Dwight Melinda Dwight is the National Director of Alpha Australia, previous Chair of the William Wilberforce Foundation and Harvest Bible College. Melinda has been an ordained minister with the ACC for 25 years and previously served as the Senior Pastor of a thriving church for 15 years.  She has also served on the Victorian ACC State Executive and was previously on the board of ACCI and Youth Alive Victoria, and she also sits on the Hillsong Board since 2016.  We’re excited to have Melinda as our key note speaker, panelist and elective speaker this year at neoLeader. As you can see, Melinda has a wealth of leadership experience and has…

  • neoLeader conference

    Register Here Riverlife Baptist Church | 22 September 2018 | $30   ANCHORED Developing deep character for lasting leadership Lasting leadership is anchored in integrity. It is character formed and forged through difficult times and through all the seasons. Our world needs leaders who are prepared to invest their lives in the quiet place and allow their character to be formed and shaped in the early years, so that they ultimately leave a lasting legacy. And we need these leaders to influence every area and sphere of life and culture. neoLeader Conference 2018 is all about developing leaders of deep character who will last the journey. We have an incredible…

  • Building Foundations for Lasting Leadership

      The journey of a leader is often a long one, filled with both many joys and also difficult challenges along the way. Pressure comes with the leadership territory and the greater the pressure, the more vital the leaders character becomes. In truth, it is character that paves the way for lasting leadership, or the failure of it. Sadly we hear stories all the time of leadership failure because the foundations of integrity, often dating back to unresolved issues early in their leadership journey. Not only does it severely affect their own influence and legacy, it can leave others devastated and disillusioned. I have recently been reflecting on Moses –…

  • Talk Less, Listen More

      A number of years ago I received a weird prophetic word. (Yes, there are other kinds; and, no, it wasn’t about who I would one day marry—saving an awkward discussion with my wife!) Frankly, I would have ignored it, except a dream, a Scripture, and three other people confirmed it in the space of a month. It went to the heart of who I’m created to be, and the style of leadership I was to exercise. Ready for it? God said, “David, you are a stirrup.” Yep, weird alright. Thus began my journey into discovering what a stirrup is, and how it relates to me. The first two meanings were strange…

  • Rhythms of God

      I have found that, over the years, one of the biggest challenges that I’ve faced as a leader is the constant need for me to be ‘on’. It’s hard to have a day off when you are leading, particularly in a Christian context. I always get the impression that people think, “Well, Jesus didn’t have a day off, so why are you complaining?” Which got me to thinking… I think that God is not calling us as leaders to be doormats. He didn’t create us in His image, and restore us for His purposes through Christ, so that we’d become an impersonal, broken and wasted shell of a person.…

  • Loving Delegation

      Putting these two words next to each other (loving and delegation), is something that I have been wrestling with recently. As with everything else, our leadership as Christians should be grounded in love. It is an unmistakable and distinctive quality of Christian leadership: Christian leaders genuinely love those whom they lead (which is sourced in the love first shown to them: 1 John 4:16-21). Jesus himself established this model in John 13, washing the feet of his followers. Loving leadership is servant leadership. But Christian leadership also inevitably involves delegation. A definition of delegation for our purposes, is the act of entrusting and empowering others to accomplish something. Asking…