Innovative Missional Churches Transforming Australian Lives


The Emerging Leaders Initiative

Learn to be an Effective Leader with a Two Year Leadership Program Specifically designed for up and coming Leaders


Proximity to other people, community, and friendship always has and always will be important.

ELI will bring you into contact with a unique and diverse ‘Tribe’ of people – from all walks of life and all parts of Australia – to learn with, have fun and laugh with, and share life with.

ELI will focus your attention on how you engage with your church, workplace, church plant, family, peers, and local community.

ELI will deep dive into character development using exciting professional tools to challenge the way you interact with others and help you change the way you look at yourself.

"Joining the ELI team and dedicating my time to learning and developing as a leader has been enlightening in so many ways. What has been most helpful is the way I continue to be able to implement or apply what I have learnt in ELI into the day to day running of Catalyst Church, whether it be a practical issue such as time management or more of personal one where a team member needs to be heard and encouraged."
Angela Coto
ELI Graduate
"Young and emerging leaders have the potential to bring about innovation and change. You are naturally wired for God's big dreams. But what happens when you aren't taught the leadership skills? Cue frustration, disillusionment and disappointment, right? This is where training can help. Through ELI you get to train and practice, train and practice. You get to learn things and then implement them straight into your ministry. You can lead with more skill and wisdom then you currently have simply by joining ELI. "
mark ansell, innovators table host
Mark Ansell
ELI Director

 We Know What It’s Like To Be Busy.

This is why we designed this program for you. So you can learn and serve at the same time.


During 2 years you’ll get to hang out with your ELI Tribe:

Quarterly sessions – Meeting up in various locations across Australia over a weekend to eat, discuss, learn, develop, have fun, experience different church settings and gain ideas from Senior A2A Leaders.

Monthly Cohorts – This is your ‘Inner Tribe’ – a smaller group of ELI participants – encouraging, challenging paradigms, exchanging ideas, experiencing life together.

High Intensity Team Adventures – skydiving, trekking, V8 Supercars

New Worldviews – An exciting Canberra based 3-day event providing important and relevant insights into our national heritage and conduct of government in Australia.

Simple Access

We have created this course so you can participate from your own place of Sunday ministry and or Monday-to-Friday world

Simple Time Out

Emerging leaders need time out from their own experience to view what God is doing elsewhere. So we have created simple time out’s from your own experience.

Leadership Begins with Learning

You cannot expect to lead a ministry or a church well without some form of training. This innovative two year leadership track will fast track your leadership development.

Don’t waste time trying to figure it out, feeling disappointed and disillusioned. 

Join the course today and see what happens to the dreams and hopes on the inside of you.

Find Adventure

Let's bring your dreams into reality. Join the Innovators Table & let the adventure begin!

Innovators Podcast

Be Stimulated & Stretched. Listen to our monthly Innovators Podcast. (Coming Soon)

Supportive Mentors

Get Connected & Supported. Every pastor or ministry leader needs encouragement and support. Find your mentor.