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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.

We are living in such time that leaders need to be well equipped for what is to come...if you have a call on your life to be in ministry whether it serving in the church or leading in the community or in the business world, it is your responsibility to become well equipped in what God has called you to do. ELI will be life changing for you and those you serve… and if not ELI, then what? REBEKKA BATTISTA
Rebekka Battista
Fundraising Coordinator for Our Kids, A2A Board Member, ELI Graduate (Lismore, NSW)
"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.