Conference Seminars 2019

GROWING LEADERS IN SMALLER CHURCHES

Mark Fryer, Community Pastor at Hope Community Church, Nelson

Often we hear from speakers who seem to speak from a large church perspective. However, there are many small churches in New Zealand who often lack the resources which seem to be needed to implement the desired growth. In this seminar, Mark Fryer will help you to apply some of the principles of developing leaders in a small church context.

LEADERS OF CHARACTER

Timon Bengtson, Lead Pastor at CityReach Baptist, Adelaide

In this seminar, Timon Bengtson will equip you to think carefully about the importance and specific aspects of character development as an element of leadership development.

EMPOWERING WOMEN TO LEAD

Sharee Harkness, Worship Pastor at Greenlane Christian Centre, Auckland

Church leadership has traditionally been a male dominated environment. While this is gradually changing there is a long way to go. In this seminar, Sharee Harkness will help you to think about your own position and/or tradition regarding women in leadership. You will be encouraged and inspired to consider the role women have in leadership and grow in your awareness of the strengths and challenges of having more women in a leadership role in the church.

DEALING WITH DISCOURAGEMENT

Craig Barrow, Principal at Pathways Bible College of Bible & Mission, Tauranga

A pastor’s greatest leadership tool is a healthy soul. With the current challenges facing us in ministry today, it’s no small task to stay emotionally healthy and spiritually replenished. In this seminar, Craig Barrow will share some tools to deal with discouragement.

INTERNSHIPS: IDENTIFYING & TRAINING

Steve Murray, Lead Pastor at Lifezone Church, Tauranga

Internships seem to be a good idea, but how do you identify the right people and engage them in a meaningful way so as to develop their leadership ability. In this seminar, Steve Murray will share his insights from over 15 years’ experience being involved in the development of leaders through a church internship program.

RAISING UP ELDERS

Brent Dolfo, Director at The Leadership Network, USA

In this seminar, Brent Dolfo will explore the various types of board models that exist and explain why it’s important to know which model your church has adopted. After overviewing the development of Board operating principles and the board purpose (why we meet... and what don't we do when we meet), Brent will coach us how to select and develop elders that can run your model well.