The National Young Adult Leaders’ Conference (NYALC) is an opportunity for young adults within the Uniting Church to grow in faith and develop their skills as leaders in the church and the community. The fourth NYALC will take place on the Gold Coast from 8–13 July this year.
Tom Kerr is the national faith development consultant (youth and young adults) for the Uniting Church in Australia. He explains that NYALC is an opportunity for young adults to recharge and connect with other young leaders around the country.
“The conference provides experiential learning, skill development and underpinning leadership knowledge to extend the participants leadership abilities,” Tom said. “Through living in community with many different cultures, cultural sensitivity and intercultural competence is strengthened. Networks are developed and productive new relationships are formed.”
NYALC is jointly hosted by Stuart McMillan, president of the Uniting Church in Australia, and Rev Dennis Corowa, chair of the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress (UAICC). A team of mentors will also be present to support participants on the journey.
The week will involve presentations from church leaders, visits to agencies and local communities, workshops, worship, small group discussions and plenty of time to enjoy the company of other young leaders in the church.