• Because you are young

      My first ‘real’ (read: paid) church ministry role was as a children and families pastor when I was around 22, newly married, and yet to have children. I had worked in childcare previously, I had childcare qualifications, and was fairly confident in my position. Yet even still, every now and then I would get that little niggling feeling that maybe I was too young to have this role, maybe I wasn’t experienced enough…after all, who was I to counsel on parenting, when I wasn’t even a parent? Who was I, to think I could spiritually disciple these kids, when I had no kids of my own? Who was I,…

  • Working with Jesus: Mundane Monday Leadership

      If you were the Son of God—with thirty-three years to save the world—how would you invest your time? What would you prioritise, as a neoLeader? If it were me, I’d kick off with some spectacular show to draw attention, and then stick it to the guys in power to reclaim my kingdom. No dilly dallying, right? Out with the mundane, and in with the miraculous. Or maybe this: find the biggest church gathering, preach to the choir, and build a movement of loyal supporters to beat the same drum. Strategy 101, right? If the ‘good news’ is simply that the Saviour paid for our sins on the cross, then…

  • Prophetic Leadership

      There’s always a moment in our leadership journey where we come across that one person. You know the one. The one that has all the answers. Or never shows up on time. Or that one who always commits straight away and bails at the last minute. Or just keeps making the same mistake, repeatedly. Maybe just try to keep the list to one person! What do we do when we are faced with these people? It’s a challenge to us, not only in how we best lead them, but how we let God grow us as disciples and leaders in the moment, and in our ongoing journey into Christlikeness.…

  • Anchored

      The neoLeader conference for 2018 is focusing on developing deep character for lasting leadership as we anchor ourselves to Christ. Deep character for lasting leadership. I cannot think of a more counter cultural tagline for a young adult’s conference in 2018. Just think of the environment that you are living in now. The winds of change are all around, waves of uncertainty rise while splashes of sin spill into your boat as you try to keep your boat afloat and your life together. It’s a tough gig to be a young adult in this post-modern world! It’s no wonder that over 50,000 youth and young adults leave the church each…

  • 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

    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

      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…