A National Leaders Conference – the One Conference – on the 17-19 Nov in Wellington – this will replace our Connect Youth Leaders Conference this year

Why a national leaders conference instead of Connect this year?

With all the Covid restrictions our church hasn’t met nationally since October 2018. It isn’t just youth leaders that are craving to meet together nationally again! Hamish Galloway, our church’s moderator, approached the PYM national staff and asked if we would consider working as a team to put on a national leaders’ conference in November which would connect, encourage, inspire and upskill all leaders in our church;youth leaders, children’s and family leaders, ministers, and elders.

As a PYM team, we have listened and discussed with youth leaders in Presbyteries and parishes. We believe that a National Leaders ministry conference which is directed by the PYM team could be a real gift to the wider church.

We imagine this conference that, while open to leaders of all ages, will be especially relevant for people aged 18-50. We will bring the vibrancy, energy, creativity and celebration, and connection that Connect is known for as we explore reimagining Church in the 20’s.

Connect is:


This year we will have 4 keynotes and over 30 theoretical, theological and practical workshops. Each session is led by someone who researches it, teaches it or lives it.


Meet new friends and rediscover old ones. You\\\’ll find opportunities to share about your life and your ministry, and to connect with others.


We are going to be blessed through the Connect worship team who will provide an awesome worship environment and opportunities to nurture the soul.


Along with the resources being provided through the workshops, you can visit the Youth MInistry Exhibition, the PYM youth library, the multimedia library, the bookstore and the ResourceMe stand.

“What an amazing event that provides so much! This felt like being spoilt, trained, counselled, listened to, taught, refined, discipled, cleansed and more!”

– Connect 2015 participant –