Uniting leaders growing the church

Uniting Leaders 2017 (UL17) is a conference providing opportunities for Uniting Church members to grow in their leadership skills and connect with other church leaders who are passionate about evangelism, mission and growing the church.

Geared towards all lay and ordained leaders in the life of the Uniting Church in Australia, it is also the second President’s National Minsters Conference for 2017. It will be held at Hope Valley  Uniting Church in Adelaide from Tuesday 22 to Thursday 24 August. UL17 will feature worship, keynote addresses and workshops with guest speakers, and opportunities for peer learning, networking and connecting with others in church leadership.

Keynote speakers will be Nancy Beach and Mark Conner, who will draw on their unique ministry experiences in the USA and Australia. Nancy has served as the Programming Director of Willow Creek Community Church in Chicago for over 20 years, and previously served as a teaching pastor at the same church. She is an artist and the author of two books – one on effective arts ministry  and a second on women in church leadership.

Mark has been involved in church leadership in Australia for over three decades. Having recently transitioned out of his role as Senior Pastor at the multi-campus CityLife Church in Melbourne, Mark is now giving himself to training, writing and coaching others towards greater fruitfulness – things he hopes to do at UL17.

Topics addressed by Nancy, Mark and other leaders at the conference will include re-imagining the church, signs of healthy leaders and church culture, developing leaders, leading in complex  environments, creating a church for the unchurched, and navigating transition.

The full conference cost is $165 or $99 for students. A discount is available for groups – buy five tickets, get one free. Prices include lunch, in addition to morning and afternoon tea. More information, promotional materials and resources are available at www.unitingleaders.com.au or call (08) 8236 4249.

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