The National Elders Conference is an event for elders, chairpersons and potential elders of Open Brethren
and Open Brethren heritage churches, together with pastors & key emerging leaders from within our movement.

Is your eldership part of managing the church for Christ, or leading the church under Christ?

What do you, as an eldership, spend most of your time discussing?

What makes a person a good leader in you church family?

Come and join elders both current and future from our movement as they exploring and discussing issues that confront elderships. Together, by seeing in scripture how Jesus led, be part of reviving the hearts of our movement’s elderships. We will do this by engaging each other in courageous conversations, exploring practical solutions, building relationships, and strengthening cross church collaboration so that together we can see the gospel flourish together in Aotearoa, New Zealand.


4 KEYNOTE MESSAGES based on 4 gospel passages that reflect Christ’s leadership.
• John 13:1-17 – servant
• Luke 9:1-6 – discipler/sender
• Matthew 28:18-20 – equipper/missional
• Luke 11:25-30 – Points to another (Father)

4 SMALL GROUP INTERACTIVE SESSIONS that springboard off keynotes. They would have a series of reflective/ discussion questions provided that will promote contagious conversations.
• Session 1: SERVING: Knowing who, to know how!
• Session 2: SENDING: Releasing into responsibility!
• Session 3: EQUIPPING: Investing for multiplication!
• Session 4: CHRIST: Keeping the main thing the main thing!

TRADE SHOW SESSION that would see both CCCNZ staff and Support Ministries able to be accessed by participants in one room

NATIONAL PRAYER FOR CHURCHES Opportunity to gather together, pray together and potentially others via ZOOM for the church.

REGIONAL GROUP DISCUSSION that would see elders from similar geographical regions looking at ways they can collaborate and encourage each other across the year ahead.


Thursday - Saturday
23 - 25 September 2021


Willow Park
1 Hostel Access Road
Eastern Beach




includes all meals and accomodation.

Registrations close 2 September.


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