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Welcome to Life Conference 2016

To see God’s plans and purposes realised, one thing is for sure:

we must make room and allow the Holy Spirit to direct and empower us to live the life He has called us to live – ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord Almighty (Zechariah 4:6). LIFE Conference 2016 will be a time of fanning into flame what we have been called to be, and do.

Spirit to spirit, a rekindling of spirit, gift and future.

Too often we end up operating out of our own giftedness, and by doing so we end up emotionally fatigued, frustrated by a ‘less than’ outcome. We believe LIFE Conference 2016 will be like no other that has gone before, inspiring, imparting and encouraging you to truly allow His Spirit to lead and fuel your life and purpose like never before.



Conference Speakers

Here's the exciting guest speakers joining us for LC16. 



    Paul and Maree are the Senior Pastors and founders of LIFE. Since launching in 1991, LIFE has sought to live out its mission statement: "To impact and change our generation with the reality of Jesus." Pastors Paul and Maree have a passion to live and lead by example and see God's church win back the right to influence their city and nation for the cause of Christ. In particular, Paul and Maree are committed to developing church leadership to reach its full potential across the denominational spectrum.


    Chris Hodges is founding and senior pastor of Church of the Highlands with campuses all across the state of Alabama. Since it began in 2001, Church of the Highlands has grown to more than 30,000 people attending each weekend and is known for its life-giving culture and focus on leading people to an intimate relationship with God. Chris has a deep passion for developing leaders and planting life-giving churches. He co-founded ARC (Association of Related Churches) in 2001 which has launched hundreds of churches all across the USA. He also founded a coaching network called GROW which trains and resources pastors to help them break barriers and reach their growth potential. Chris is also the founder and President of Highlands College, a ministry training school that trains and launches students into full-time ministry careers. Chris and his wife Tammy have five children and live in Birmingham, Alabama, where Church of the Highlands began. He speaks at conferences worldwide and is the author of Fresh Air and Four Cups.


    For more than 25 years Donna has been on staff at Hillsong Church in Sydney, Australia and is a National Executive member of the ACC. She is passionate about championing the cause of justice and seeing lives transformed by the power of Christ through the local church. Donna is married to Stephen and they have three amazing children.


    John Cameron is a powerful preacher and influential leader with an exceptional ability to impart faith and vision into hearts. John, with his wife Gillian are the leaders and founders of ARISE Church in Wellington, New Zealand and they are influencing churches and leaders across New Zealand and the world. He is passionate about building the local church, and knows with all his heart that the church is the hope of the world.


    Ps Rich Wilkerson Jr., along with his wife DawnCheré, are the founders and lead pastors of Vous Church in Miami, Florida. Music, teaching, discipleship, and the arts are the catalyst used in their church to encourage and inspire people to live for Christ. They believe in the next generation and value the wisdom and guidance of those that have gone before us. The Wilkerson’s honest and upfront approach brings a fresh viewpoint and clarity to life’s issues.


    Steve and Sharon Kelly are the Senior Pastors of Wave Church in Virginia Beach. Steve is passionate about the cause of Christ, and loves seeing people fulfill their God-given potential. With a blend of wisdom and humour, his practical teachings have helped impact the lives of many; locally, nationally and internationally. Steve is committed to teaching the Gospel message in a relevant way helping individuals and families grow and flourish.

Master Classes

At LIFE Conference we offer seven, specially-crafted Master Classes, taught by inspirational leaders in their respective fields . These classes take place over two conference days and they will speak into your situation with practical teaching and Biblical wisdom, as well as connecting you with other pastors and leaders who are called to the same area of ministry.

Over the two days of your chosen Master Class, you will cover two topics that will greatly edify you, impact your church, and provide new insight and practical guidance for your call and ministry.

We look forward to seeing you there!




    Hosted by: Ps Paul de Jong

    Topic 1: Shaping a Supernatural Environment

    Topic 2: Barriers to Breakthrough

    Speakers include: Ps Chris Hodges, Ps Donna Crouch, Ps Steve Kelly, Ps John Cameron, Ps Paul de Jong and Ps Scott Thornton.

    The relationship, synergy and understanding between the
 senior leader and their key team determines the level of created momentum. Our focus this year will be directed toward how we create a supernatural environment and also understanding 
the barriers that limit and stall progress in achieving our God-given mission. We will take time to focus on what is needed to create an environment that brings forth a supernatural outcome and how 
to prioritise when faced with so many distractions. We will also identify three key barriers that hinder supernatural breakthrough, and bring insights on how to avoid and overcome them.

    Venue: LIFE Central (shuttles will run between venues)


    Hosted by: Paul Schnell

    Topic 1: Spirit-led Strategy

    Topic 2: Business through Body, Soul and Spirit

    Speakers include: Ps John Cameron, Ps Josh Kicker, Ps Chris Hodges, Mark Bilton and Elliot Crowther.

    It’s too easy to rely on our own talents, abilities and giftings in business. What does it look like to walk in a market ministry anointing; not leaning on our own understanding but trusting in the Spirit when taking business risks. We traverse all the way from local beginnings to global impact – with the common thread of a dream that started in someone’s heart – and how they dared to follow it. These sessions will challenge and inspire you in your God-given ability in commerce.

    Click here to view your Business Master Class Schedule

    Venue: Vodafone Events Centre (shuttles will run between venues)


    Hosted by: Anne Stevenson

    Topic 1: So Much Need, So Little Time, Even Less Resource

    Topic 2: From Small Beginnings to Global Impact

    Speakers include: Ps Donna Crouch, Ps Sy Rogers, Brook Turner and Anne Stevenson.

    Come with us over two days of Community Master Classes where we will inspire, challenge and explore new pathways to fund, reach, and impact your community through meeting practical needs. We traverse all the way from local beginnings to global impact – with the common thread of a dream that started in someone’s heart – and how they dared to follow it.

    Venue: Sudima Hotel (shuttles will run between venues)


    Hosted by: Ps Craig Clark

    Topic 1: Understanding, Identifying and Activating the Supernatural

    Topic 2: Moving in the Miraculous

    Speakers include: Ps Andrew Kubala, Ps Steve Kennedy, Ps Sy Rogers, Ps Craig Clark and Ps Campbell Bond.

    We have a conviction that God’s Spirit
 work in and through our lives is not for isolated moments, but something God destined to be a part of our everyday existence. Our vision over two days, through interactive and hands on ministry, is to bring understanding around the supernatural, so that it's not something we are hesitant about, but confidently activating through our lives regardless of age, occupation or ministry role. A gift only becomes a gift when you
 open it and use it; and this gift of the supernatural can literally change your life.

    Venue: Stadium (LIFE Convention Centre)


    Hosted by: Ps Matt Linton

    Topic 1: Holding the Ember

    Topic 2: The Fire Place

    Speakers include: Ps Scott Thornton, Ps Matt Linton, Geneva Wilson, Mark Johnston and LIFE’s Creative Team

    The creative team is the engine room 
of any church and we span so many types of people from the dreamer to the doer. This year we will break down what 
“By My Spirit” looks like for a team that works within processes and structures. Our challenge for this year is to get a behind the scenes look at what it takes 
to make Sundays intentional and fresh, and our aim is that we would make it as practical as possible so we can talk about the nitty-gritty of creative ministry.

    Venue: Auditorium (LIFE Convention Centre)


    Hosted by: Ps Bradden du Jary

    Topic 1: Taking Flight

    Topic 2: Future Forward

    Speakers include: Ps Rich Wilkerson Jr, Ps Joel Cave, Ps Bradden du Jary and Ps Tashinga Chanyau.

    Spirit-directed youth ministries have the ability to attract and enlarge, and to inspire and impart the things of God into our young people. In leading this generation, we want to be more effective than ever before, allowing greater room for His Spirit to empower us. Join us as we journey into unlocking the potential of our youth and the generations to come.

    Venue: Alfresco Area (LIFE Convention Centre)


    Hosted by: Ps Tim Segedin

    Topic 1: On Fire Kids

    Topic 2: Spirit-led Leaders

    Speakers include: Stephanie Sewell, Ps Sy Rogers, Ps Scott Thornton, Ps Tim Segedin and Ps Lionel Thysse.

    When statistics tell us that young people are falling away from faith and leaving the church in droves, what can we do in our kids ministries to halt the trend? How do we raise up a new generation of confident, faith-filled kids who are passionate about God and who are equipped to operate ‘By My Spirit’. Come along to our Kids Ministry Master Class to learn about empowering and encouraging a new generation of children and leaders.

    Venue: Village Marquee (LIFE Convention Centre)

Check out the highlights of Life Conference 2015: Legacy