NextGen 2022

January 17, 2022 - January 20, 2022

Hosted by Katoomba Christian Convention, NextGen is a conference which exists to train existing and upcoming leaders in youth and children’s ministry.

In 2021 Nextgen was hosted at St Paul’s Tamworth with delegates from Tamworth, Gunnedah and Armidale.

In 2022, we look to expand this world-class training model with delegates from right across our Diocese and beyond. Please save the dates 17th – 20th January to attend or send your youth leaders to Tamworth for the conference.

The Nextgen model has been used to equip a new generation of Christian leaders across Australia, with our ministry partners in Uganda and beyond. NextGen’s wholistic and interactive program is designed to help delegates to grow in their love and knowledge of God, while gaining key skills to read and teach the Bible to others.

Please contact Simon Carter – 0419 220 072 or Mick Woodley 0422 853 243 if you require more information.

Here’s a brief video of Georgia Chiswell (St Peters Tamworth) and Ania Braiding (UNE Chapel) talking about Nextgen 2021 in Tamworth.

Next Phase Conference

May 6, 2022 - May 7, 2022

In every season of life as followers of Christ we should be asking, “How can I serve God best with the gifts he has entrusted to me to further his kingdom?” The Next Phase Conference is hoping to help people over 50 answer that question. My prayer is that, through encouragement from God’s word, brought to us by former Archbishop Peter Jensen, and through sharing from keen lay people, you will have your eyes opened to see possibilities for fruitful service in the life of churches all over the Armidale Diocese.

With electives on pastoral care, technology teams, lay preaching, lay locum work, evangelism teams, leading bible study groups and children’s ministry, there will be opportunity to learn, ask questions and find pathways into training.

I hope to see you there.

Bishop Rod Chiswell


The conference dates are May 6th and 7th, 2022. You can register and purchase tickets here.