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Who We Are

We are part of the Global Leadership Network, a not-for-profit ministry working with leaders from a wide range of denominations in over 100 countries around the globe.

GLNA 2022 Vision

Our vision is to grow the GLS to impact over 10,000 leaders per year in Australia and New Zealand by 2022.

Our Vision

We see Australian and New Zealand Churches full of people developing their leadership and impacting their world.

Our Mission

To inspire and equip world-class leadership that ignites transformation.

GLS

The Global Leadership Summit impacts over 400,000 participants in 135 countries each year through world-class leadership training. Here in Australia and New Zealand, the GLS has been held via videocast since 2005 and has grown to impact over 6,500 participants each year through GLS Online, GLS Local and GLS Next Gen.

Our Mission

We seek to serve and support leaders across three focal areas

Heart

We focus on the emotional and spiritual health of leaders. If leaders are unhealthy then their churches and movements will be unhealthy. Evidence suggests that over half of the Christian leaders in Australia consider themselves to be less than healthy, either due to overwork, stress or unhealthy practices. Our goal is to connect leaders with teaching, resources and avenues to support so they can live and lead in healthy ways.

Head

When a leader gets better everyone wins. Leaders grow in their leadership capacity through intentional development pathways. Leadership capacity can’t be developed in one day or one event – it is a daily discipline of learning and practice. So the Global Leadership Network trains and resources leaders through its conferences, resources, networks and online programs.

Hands

We don’t focus on leadership for leadership’s sake. We seek to see healthy and skilled leaders leading transformational movements that seek to bring God’s Kingdom here on earth through living the gospel in word and action. So we seek to equip and inspire leaders in areas of evangelism, discipleship and care and compassion.

What We Believe

Global Leadership Network Australia holds to the beliefs of the international Global Leadership Network outlined here.

  • The Bible is God’s unique revelation to people. It is the inspired, infallible Word of God, and the supreme and final authority on all matters upon which it teaches. No other writings are vested with such divine authority.
  • There is only one God, creator of heaven and earth, who exists eternally as three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, each fully God yet each personally distinct from the other.
  • All people are created in God’s image and matter deeply to Him. Central to the message of the Bible is that God loves people, and invites them to live in communion with Himself and in community with each other.
  • Apart from Jesus Christ, all people are spiritually lost and, because of sin, deserve the judgment of God. However, God gives salvation and eternal life to anyone who trusts in Jesus Christ and in His sacrifice on his or her behalf. Salvation cannot be earned through personal goodness or human effort. It is a gift that must be received by humble repentance and faith in Christ and His finished work on the cross.
  • Jesus Christ, second Person of the Trinity, was born of the Virgin Mary, lived a sinless human life, willingly took upon Himself all of our sins, died and rose again bodily, and is at the right hand of the Father as our advocate and mediator. Some day, He will return to consummate history and to fulfill the eternal plan of God.
  • The Holy Spirit, third Person of the Trinity, convicts the world of sin and draws people to Christ. He also indwells all believers. He is available to empower them to lead Christ-like lives, and gives them spiritual gifts with which to serve the church and reach out to a lost and needy world.
  • Death seals the eternal destiny of each person. At the final judgment, unbelievers will be separated from God into condemnation. Believers will be received into God’s loving presence and rewarded for their faithfulness to Him in this life.
  • All believers are members of the body of Christ, the one true church universal. Spiritual unity is to be expressed among Christians by acceptance and love of one another across ethnic, cultural, socio-economic, national, generational, gender, and denominational lines.
  • The local church is a congregation of believers who gather for worship, prayer, instruction, encouragement, mutual accountability, and community with each other. Through it, believers invest time, energy, and resources to fulfill the Great Commission – reaching lost people and growing them into fully devoted followers of Christ.