An opportunity that will have a lasting impact.

Your plan is to thrive not just survive in ministry. We know to live and lead well requires some intentional times of development. LeadUp  is a space for those serving in the staff team of NSW and ACT Baptist Churches but who are not the senior or lead pastor to make that investment into their leadership. 

This year the theme is Futureproofing your Leadership. Our time together will include wisdom and input from other leaders, opportunities for connection and sharing, space for reflection and considering the next steps in leadership development for you and those you lead.  

Together we will explore: 

  • Futureproofing your leadership 
  • Futureproofing your soul  
  • Futureproofing the team  
  • Futureproofing the mission 

Our facilitators will include the Baptists Association GEN1K Leadership Development Team alongside Richard Black from Mind Health. 

Introducing Richard Black

Richard is traveling from Aotearoa (New Zealand) to be with us in person at Kiah Ridge for the retreat. He is the founder and director of Mind Health, an organisation empowering churches and church leaders to make a greater Kingdom difference. He has always had a heart for the growth and wellbeing of churches, their leaders, and their people.  

Richard is a counsellor and communicator, and has been involved in people work for over 25 years. He is an ordained minister and holds a Masters in Counselling, doing his research on “Five saboteurs undermining church leaders”, and has just completed his post-graduate dissertation on “Two strategic factors to enhance effectiveness and wellbeing in pastors”. Richard has been involved in pastoral ministry for many years and understands the everyday struggles that people face and the demands on church leaders.  He has the knack of being able to communicate complex issues in a way that is practical and easy to understand.  Richard is married to Jennifer, and they have 3 adult children.

Registrations include: 

  • Shared accommodation at Kiah Ridge  
  • Meals provided (Morning Tea Monday – Lunch Tuesday)  
  • All sessions, coaching and resources 

Note: For those travelling longer distances, or those who want to stay an extra night. Overnight accommodation for Sunday night is available at Kiah Ridge (BYO Breakfast or short trip into Tahmoor),  for an extra charge of $30. Please choose the early arrival ticket as well as normal registration below .

Make an investment today that will impact your future leadership.

Terms & Conditions

Disclaimer The Baptist Association of NSW/ACT does not accept responsibility for any losses incurred, including but not limited to, transport and accommodation booked for the event. The Baptist Association of NSW/ACT reserves the right to change any of the published event details without notice and have the final say on any matter relating to the event.

Refund/Cancellation Policy
 The Baptist Association of NSW/ACT understands circumstances change and offer the following alternatives to assist you should you need to alter your registration. Cancellations and refund of payments can be arranged by writing to The Baptist Association of NSW/ACT before Sunday, 21st April 2024. Any cancellations before the 21st April 2024 incur a cancelation fee of $50 per person. No refunds will be issued after this date. The Baptist Association of NSW/ACT can allow for special consideration of your circumstances in regards to this policy. If this is the case, please contact The Baptist Association of NSW/ACT to discuss your circumstances.

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