MASTER CLASSES

Through our four major focuses: Church, Community, Business and Kingdom, we are on purpose to impact and change generations with the reality of Jesus
There will be a mobility shuttle running up to the Master Classes at Auckland Grammar. Leaving from just outside the Local at 12:45pm and 1:05pm. Return will be after the final Masterclass at 3:45pm.
Venue Map

Senior Leadership (Kingdom)

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Session 1


Senior Pastors & Executive Teams
Visions Pathway - Ps Paul de Jong
Location: Main Auditorium

Where are we heading? In leadership this question must be asked for each new season. The promise requires a process, but the level of conviction to counteract the challenges must be unstoppable.


Session 2


Executive Teams
Leading When You're Not in Charge - Ps Luke de Jong
Location: LIFE Studio

Join Ps Luke as he dives into the reality of leading up, leading down and leading all around even if you may not ultimately be in charge. Due to the unique relationship Ps Luke has with Ps Paul de Jong, paired with the fact he has been on the excutive team at LIFE for many years, he will provide some great insight and discussion on how to be an effective executive team member.

Senior Pastors Only
Who's In Charge? Leading Your Executive Team and Board - Ps Joel Holm & Ps Paul de Jong
Location: Main Auditorium

The two most important teams in a church are its Board and its Executive team. As the senior leader, your leadership over these teams plays a critical role in the success of the church. Discover the key mistakes churches make with both teams, and learn new methods to lead each team to fulfill your church’s vision and cause your leaders to excel.

Day 2

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Session 3

Senior Pastors & Executive Teams
Prophetic Leadership - Ps Paul de Jong & Ps John Cameron
Location: Main Auditorium

Senior leadership requires an ability to lead with a prophetic edge. How do we hear and be led by the Holy Spirit? We will look at taking both goals and faith goals. Prophetic leadership allows us to step into uncharted waters with new levels of authority.

Session 4

Executive Teams
Do Not Manage, Execute: The Key to an Effective Executive Team - Ps Joel Holm & Ps Scott Thornton
Location: LIFE Studio

Most Executive Teams function as Management Teams. Discover the three primary purposes of an Executive Team and how the team can best serve the church and see the church’s vision fulfilled. Learn how to shift your Executive Team’s role into the unique vision, culture and organizational design of your church.

Senior Pastors Only
The Art of Transition - Ps Paul de Jong
Location: Main Auditorium

There's a difference between who and what you're leading. And the truth is, transition needs to happen well before it is needed with focused intentionality. How do we transition well and what are the key components.

Impact & Outreach (Community)

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Session 1

He Tangata. He Tangata. He Tangata (How to identify your lane (pathway) to impact your community) - Nick Edwards
Location: Office Block

What is the most important thing in this world? It is the people. It is the people. It is the people. You only need to look around to see that there is need everywhere you turn in our communities. With so much need it can be easy to either get overwhelmed, over-committed or simply unable to decide where to begin. The church truly is the hope of the world, so in this masterclass you will discover pathways to impact your community which is crucial to maximising the impact you can have.


Session 2

Disrupt the Poverty Cycle - Manawa Udy, Helen Tua & Nick Edwards
Location: Office Block

The cycle of poverty that many face in our nation is unfortunately one that many struggle to break free from generation after generation. Join Manawa Udy and Helen Tua for a conversation on our personal role in helping our Maori and Pasifika communities disrupt this cycle and begin a pathway to freedom.

Day 2

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Session 3

He Tangata. He Tangata. He Tangata (Wrapping Love Around Others) - Dream Centre Auckland & Nick Edwards
Location: Office Block

What is the most important thing in this world? It is the people. It is the people. It is the people.  Meeting the real needs of our community can look very different depending on where we are located geographically. In this Master Class, we will look practically at how behind every act of service must exist a more deep centred belief that we are here to wrap love around others.


Session 4

Managing Crisis - QES & Nick Edwards
Location: Office Block

If 2020 taught us anything its that crisis can strike at any point but we don't need to be caught unprepared. When it comes to bringing help and hope to people in your community, there will no doubt be those that need your help more than others. This Master Class will equip you with techniques to navigate challenging if not crisis situations that may arise as you meet the needs of the broken in our communities.

Church & Personal Development

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Session 1

Personal & Ministry Development
Living Empowered (What Actually Happens When You Say "God Use Me") - Ps Tashinga Chanyau and Ps Erin Manners
Location: Auckland Grammar Stadium

Ever prayed a prayer “God use me” and in the coming seasons felt like the prayer was being answered and the stretch was on. Before Jesus left He promised a gift available to every Human being to empower their story – Holy Spirit. Let’s look at how to live empowered in all you are called to do.

Kids Ministry

Putting the Adventure into Kids Ministry - Christie Brown & Rosie Sitoh
Location: Classroom 5

Come on the adventure with us as we talk all things Kids Ministry. This masterclass is going to look at how we do what we do at LIFE when it comes to  a Sunday and having a world class kids ministry.

Worship
Creating Moments - Sam Witherspoon & Geneva Wilson
Location: Classroom 1

Every Sunday, every service is not just a list of the top worship songs currently playing on Spotify. Its so much more than that. Its a team of people working together to create an atmosphere where genuine exchange happens. Lets sit down and unpack how it all works together.

Digital & Communications
Church in the Digital Age - Jamie Wong
Location: Classroom 6

Ready or not, the digital age is here to stay. For the first time in history the Church has the tools that it needs reach every corner of the earth and every tribe and tongue with the message of Jesus. From live streaming to social media and beyond, explore the opportunities that we have to evangelise and engage both local and global audiences from wherever you are, no matter who you are.

Global Impact

Open Doors (The Persecuted Church) - Open Doors Team & Ps Coral Bond
Location: Classroom 4

More than 340 million Christians suffer high levels of persecution and discrimination for their faith. That’s 1 in 8 worldwide, 1 in 6 in Africa, 2 out of 5 in Asia, and 1 in 12 in Latin America. Come and hear from the team at Open Doors who stand with them.

Creative

From Pitch to People- Abe Raffills & Rhiannon Peters
Location: Classroom 3

Got ideas coming out your ears but you want to learn how to make them a reality? This is a really important masterclass that will focus on how to take your ideas from the dream to reality. A really in-depth conversation from our LIFE Creative Team.

Production

Setting the Stage (Literally) - Dan Cotton, Ps Logan Stewart & Russell Ng
Location: Classroom 2

This masterclass will take your stage designs to the next level. We have a team of experts who want to inspire you to do more with what you have and how to achieve it on varying scales.


Session 2

Personal Development
Strengthening & Developing Your Soul  - Ps Scott Thornton & Ps Erin Manners
Location: Auckland Grammar Stadium

Without a doubt our souls are the areas that effect our world more than just about any other factor. It can be the difference between overcoming and living defeated, between maximising potential and living bound. If we can strengthen our soul it can cause us to flourish in every area of life.

Youth Ministry
Raising Young Leaders - Ps Bradden (B-rad) du Jary
Location: Classroom 5

“We need more leaders!” A statement often shouted from the rooftops from youth teams across the globe. In this session we will practically look at how we can grow and develop the leadership gifts within the pre-teen and teenage years of a young persons life, and raise kingdom leaders that will continue to see the church flourish.

Worship
Songwriting for the Local Church - Dave Ware (Joining via Zoom), Sam Witherspoon & Matt Linton
Location: Classroom 2

A conversation with special international guest Dave Ware from Hillsong we will unpack the songwriting process and taking your songs from ideas to the church.

Creative & Communications

Where Ideas Come From - Jamie Wong, Abe Raffills & Caleb Mays
Location: Classroom 6

When we know the ultimate Creator, we have access to His well of creativity. Discover how co-labouring with the Holy Spirit and collaboration with others are essential parts of the creative process, through Spirit-driven idea generation and development for creative campaigns and innovation.

Personal Development (brought to you by LIFE Leadership College)
Christianity in the Age of Confusion: Navigating Contemporary Culture - Ben Mays
Location: Classroom 3

Is Christianity regressive, restrictive and irrelevant? Is a secular future inevitable? How did we get here? Ben Mays, Academic Dean at LIFE Leadership College, explains the cultural shifts – the ‘-isms’ – that have led to this moment, why Christianity is not down for the count and how we can speak to the questions of today.

Production
Church Online On a Dime - Dan Cotton & Josh Kaylor
Location: Classroom 1

Covid & lock downs had us all learning new things. Come take a deeper look into doing church on line and what goes into making it go from a 'service' to a success. This masterclass will be focused on the important things and bring solutions to any size budget.

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Session 3

Personal & Ministry Development
Developing Effective People - Ps James Hannah, Ps Coral Bond, Ps Ollie Nelson, Ps Craig Clark & Ps Erin Manners
Location: Auckland Grammar Stadium

Ever had a Leader, Volunteer or staff member that caused you to think “if only I had 10 of them” – all our Campus Pastors have. Come and lets have a conversation about how to discover, develop and deploy effective people.

Kids Ministry
Empower Kids - Leadership Programme - Ps Lionel Thysse
Location: Classroom 5

Are you raising the next generation of leaders? Find out about our Empower Kids leadership development programme and how you can create pathways for young leaders to be trained and developed within Kids Ministry to not only be the leaders of the future but peer leaders of today.

Worship
Vocal Development - Joshua Lee, Amanda James & Rhiannon Peters
Location: Classroom 6

This masterclass will be exactly that, a masterclass. Its time to get your vocals to the next level and this team is going to unpack exactly how to do that. You don’t want to miss this one.

Digital and Communications

Social Media & Content Creation - Jamie Wong, Caleb Mays & Rose Urbahn
Location: Classroom 2

Explore best-practice principles of effective Social Media strategy and put them into action as you find out how to make the most of limited resources and tools to produce engaging content.

Ministry Development

Effective Communication & Preaching - Ps Tony Rainbow & Ps Tashinga Chanyau
Location: Classroom 4

“How can they hear unless a preacher tells them” – Bible. Whether you are on a pulpit or in a small group, this masterclass will give tools on how to be more effective in your area of communication.

Creative
Telling the Story - Abe Raffills & Craig Henderson
Location: Classroom 3

In creating, we tell Stories. Every idea and creative element you add to your services or promo videos needs a story line. Come hear two incredible story tellers explain the why behind the what.

Production
How to Upskill & Run Training Days- Paul Hubble & Ps Logan Stewart
Location: Classroom 1

We have been running team training days for years with great success. Come hear from the team about how to run a successful training program for your team.

Session 4

Personal & Ministry Development
Habits of the Spiritually Strong  - Ps Coral Bond & Ps Erin Manners
Location: Auckland Grammar Stadium

Want to hear a secret – spiritually strong people weren’t born that way, they grew into a place of strength. Let’s discover together some of the habits that create strength and longevity.

Youth Ministry

Programmes & Events with X-Factor - Ps Dan Ackermann
Location: Classroom 5

In the ever-changing landscape of youth culture, how do we continue to engage and influence the younger generation through our programmes and events. In this masterclass we will look at the x-factor ideas that bring God’s truth in a relevant, exciting and attractive way.

Worship
Musician Development - Jeremy Keys, Sam Witherspoon & Josh Kaylor
Location: Classroom 6

What you put in is what you will get out. In this masterclass you will hear from our team to the why & how behind developing your musicians.

Digital and Communications
Engaging People Digitally - Jamie Wong & SJ Lee
Location: Classroom 2

You don’t need big budgets and access to developers to make the most of digital platforms. Discover some ways to maximise digital channels to communicate and cause people to consume, curate and circulate your messages.


Ministry Development
A Culture of Innovation - Ps Bradden (B-rad) du Jary
Location: Classroom 4

Innovation is the practical implementation of ideas that result in the introduction of something new. We'll discus why a culture of  innovation in our own lives is crucial to advancing the Kingdom in today's society. Whether it be in the groups we lead, the teams we're a part of, our work places or homes. God breathed Innovation can be the catalyst for change.

Production
How to Get What You Need - Dan Cotton & Matt Linton
Location: Classroom 3

Do you have a vision beyond your budget and a desire to take your church and team to the next level. This masterclass will take a look at some simple steps to implementing a strategic plan for your production department.

Business

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Session 1

Harnessing Innovation - John Read & Tim Segedin
Location: The Chapel

In this master class you will be equipped with essential keys to developing a culture of creativity and innovation in your organisation.  In a fast paced, competitive world innovation is crucial to businesses being able to improve processes, bring new and improved products and services to the market, increase efficiency and improve profitability. John has a wealth of experience within start ups, SME’s and corporate environments with a global reach where innovation was essential to business success.

Session 2

Breaking Growth Barriers - Mark Rice & Tim Segedin
Location: The Chapel

In building a business you can expect to hit predictable growth barriers along the way, mileposts marking your journey and signifying bigger things to come. Your current mindset, systems, strategies, and team eventually hit a maximum as every stage of business growth requires a new way of thinking and operating. In this session you will learn principals of how to accelerate growth in any season from start ups to large businesses.

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Session 3

Professional Significance - Bronny Jacobsen, Tovia Va'aelua, Peter Boyce & Tim Segedin
Location: The Chapel

Gain insight into excelling in fast paced and high pressured corporate/business environments by combining our skills and our faith. Our work should look different because our ‘why’ and ‘how’ are different. The values we follow, culture we create and the perspective we bring  are based on a belief system that may not at times make sense to some in our business environments.

Session 4

Faith and Risk - Scott Unsworth & Tim Segedin
Location: The Chapel

Be challenged in your approach to achieving your business and professional goals with this masterclass which explores the tension of faith and risk. Risk is inseparable from entrepreneurship which can create a rollercoaster ride.  Learn the keys to achieving success and living well in the midst of the adventure of business.