Event Date: 4:00pm 10th October 2022 Event End Date: 11:00am 14 October 2022 Registrations Close: 23rd September 2022 Price: $565 (not including transport) Location: Adventist Alpine Village, Jindabyne, NSW
Matt Coyle is an explorer of ideas and an optimist about changing the world. He has worked with Tandem (PTC in New Zealand) as Director of the national campus ministry, and is now involved as Strategy Specialist and Product Manager with LeaderImpact Global (also part of Cru). Matt is always asking other leaders, “What’s next?” Matt is based in Auckland and in July last year he wrapped up nine years directing the SLM ministries in NZ. It was a role he thoroughly enjoyed – some of the highlights included launching a catalytic ministry in New Zealand, establishing the AIA campus team, which is now thriving, and taking a one year stint in the Netherlands to join the, then, Western European Area SLM team. Feeling like he was being led to something new, he has taken a role on the LeaderImpact global team as a strategy specialist with particular focus on maturing the LeaderImpact digital strategy. The team is distributed between Auckland, Vancouver, Saskatoon, Atlanta, Washington DC and Orlando and because of Covid, he is yet his team in person. LeaderImpact is focussed on ‘helping leaders grow personally, professionally and spiritually for increasing impact.’ Our primary work happens in the context of ‘groups on mission’ where we facilitate discussions among marketplace leaders – there are currently about 700 of these groups in 50 countries.
Dan Paterson is founder of Questioning Christianity, a ministry helping connect the Christian story to life’s deepest questions. He has experience as a pastor, lecturer, and public speaker, having studied theology and apologetics in Australia and at Oxford. Dan is based in Brisbane, Australia, where together with his wife Erin their favourite job is raising three boys: Josiah, Zachariah, and Seth.
Mark Sayers (video presentation):
Mark is the senior leader of Red Church in Melbourne, Australia. He is passionate about spiritual renewal and the future of the church. Mark is the author of a number of books including Strange Days and Reappearing Church. Mark lives in Melbourne with his wife, Trudi, his daughter, Grace, and twin boys, Hudson and Billy. He is the content creator of Rebuilders Podcast. https://www.marksayers.co/about or Instagram: ‘marksayers’
Elisabeth Taylor is a Commonwealth scholar with a PhD in medieval women’s history from Cambridge University. For the last five years, initially as Director of Research for the Australian Christian Lobby, then as Senior Fellow of the Lachlan Macquarie Institute, Elisabeth’s research interests have centred around the modern political debates concerning gender and sexuality, such as the history of LGBT activism, queer theory, transgenderism, comprehensive sexuality education, feminism and pornography. She now works as a researcher, writer and speaker. Her work highlights the personal, commercial and political agendas impelling the progress of the sexual revolution and the dangers these can pose to others.
What to bring
Clothes for the 4 night/ 5 day conference (Jindabyne is around 5-15C in October)
Bible, notebook, pens and any electronic devices which will help you engage (e.g. laptop)
Keep cup / drink bottle
A special talent for the Variety Night (e.g. juggling, impersonations, reciting bush poetry)
Linen(sheets, pillow/case, doona and towel) will be provided by the venue but you are welcome to bring extra.
Registration & Payment
Cost: $565* (not inclusive of transport costs)
If you are paying via support account this payment will be arranged for you. If you selected to pay via bank transfer the details are as follows
Account Name: Power To Change Campus National BSB: 064-433 Account: 1056 3792 Reference: LS22 last name (eg LS22 Kerr)
*WA and international participants will pay $465 (not inclusive of transport costs)
Adventist Alpine Village is a peaceful, safe haven, set in natural bushland, near Thredbo, Perisher & Lake Jindabyne. Ideal for groups, conference events and families. The Adventist Alpine Village (AAV) in Jindabyne offers accommodation in a unique environment where you can retreat, recharge and relate.
Adventist Alpine Village is located at 122 Tinworth Drive, Jindabyne in NSW, approximately two hours south of Canberra.
We suggest that conference participants are best to either (a) book return flights to the nearest airport in Canberra (two hours from Jindabyne), OR (b) make the drive to Jindabyne at their own leisure.
For those who fly in, we will be providing a return coach/bus travelling from Canberra Airport to our conference venue.
Please book arrival flights to land at Canberra Airport before 2pm, Monday October 10th, with departure flights to be booked any time after 2pm, Friday October 14th. This helps ensure that everybody makes it onto the bus, and onto their return flights, with ample time to spare.
Who will be at Leadership Summit? Summit will involve a range of leaders looking to grapple with contemporary leadership issues, build community with leadership peers, engage with relevant leadership topics and skill-sessions, and deepen their Christian discipleship.
Registration is open to all Power to Change missionaries who have completed Core Missionary Training, providing they have the blessing of their ministry supervisor. Attendance is anticipated from those currently involved in Power to Change leadership roles (e.g. Team Leaders, Deputy Team Leaders, and above). Those unsure should check with their National Strategy Director. This is a slight change from previous Summits.
We are seeking to provide at least 10 Leadership Summit Scholarships for external and/or emerging leaders not currently working with Power to Change. This might include current volunteers, church or missions movement leaders, recruitment candidates and/or university graduates (categories not mutually exclusive). There will be a $200 Leadership Summit discount available for each scholarship holder.
There will be opportunities to allow Jesus to be at work in our Heart, as we open God’s word with Dan Paterson and Matt Coyle. We will also be beginning each day in prayer, in worship (with Tim Kirkegard), as well as connecting with peers that many of us haven’t had proper ‘facetime’ with in a long while. Our final evening of Summit will include stories of God at work across our movements, and throughout the nations.
As we wrestle with some significant leadership and organisational priorities such as responding to culture change, and recruitment, we are trusting that this will engage with our Head, empowering us to be more effective in our Christian influence.
There will also be lots of practical focus on leadership tools, the Hand component, including upskilling sessions, seminars, engagement with the Cru Leadership Development Model and more.
Will there be childcare?
Yes, we will be looking to provide some level of childcare. We desire to make Summit as accessible to our mums as is possible.
More about Jindabyne
Jindabyne is a popular alpine town that sits on the shores of the picturesque Lake Jindabyne at the edge of the Snowy Mountains. A bustling hub in winter for skiers and snowboarders heading for the slopes, in summer Jindabyne attracts plenty of people for hiking, mountain biking, fishing and water sports.
You can find out more of a general history, and overview of Jindabyne via Wikipedia, and there is a visitnsw.com link here.
Particularly for anyone arriving earlier, or staying later, here are a few local attractions in Jindabyne:
According to Google reviews, the best coffee in Jindabyne seems to be either between Birchwood Cafe (7 min drive from our accommodation) and Trader Joe’s Garage Cafe (‘a small, unpretentious cafe with very kind and pleasant staff.’)
The Snowy Region Visitor Centre is a great place to visit in Jindabyne to get ideas on many of the popular tourist attractions spread throughout the region, including tips on how best to access the Kosciuszko National Park, home to Mt Kosciuszko, Australia’s tallest mountain.