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The Arrow Australia Leadership Program spans a two-year period and entails three main components:
1. Five-day Residentials
Participants travel to Melbourne for four week-long interactive residentials led by some of Australia's most capable Christian, business and civic leaders.
The residential dates for Arrow 11 (2012/2013) are:
- First Residential, 6-10 May 2012
- Second Residential, 15-19 October 2012
- Third Residential, 4-8 March 2013
- Fourth Residential, 11-15 November 2013
For Arrow 12 (2013/2014)
- First Residential, 13-17 May 2013
- Second Residential, 14-18 October 2013
- Third Residential, 23-28 March 2014
- Â Fourth Residential, 9-14 November 2014
2. Guided Reading Program
Participants read a range of leadership and evangelism literature and complete some personal development projects. Historic examples of the journal used to aid participants and mentors is available below.
Arrow 10 Reflective Journal - PDF
Arrow 10 Reflective Journal - Word
Arrow 10 Guided Reading Program
3. Mentoring and Guided Reflection
Each month for 18 months, participants will meet with a trained mentor to discuss life, and ministry issues, their reading, and progress on a leadership development plan.
A partnership between Arrow Leadership Australia and the Australian College of Ministries (ACOM) allows Arrow participants to complete a Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Master of Arts (Christian Leadership) as part the Arrow program. If accreditation interests you, please download the Arrow ACOM Brochure
- It's national
- It's interdenominational
- It's for a select group of emerging leaders
- It provides critical assessment of Australian culture and evangelism in that context
- It allows participants to interact with outstanding Christian, business and civic leaders and creative thinkers
- It builds a unique peer-network for each participant with gifted leaders from other churches, para-church groups and denominations.
- Read more in "Why Arrow"
- Are between 25 and 40 years of age at the time of applying for Arrow
- Are committed to the fulfillment of the great commission (Matthew 28:18-20)
- Have demonstrated leadership capacity
- Desire to become more like Christ
- Want to increase their effectiveness by developing their skills and competencies
- Sense a God-given vision they wish to sharpen and pursue with their whole heart
- Are willing to be challenged in their growth both by mentors and peers
- Reflect diverse denominational and para-church groups within Australia
Recommendations for invitations to apply can be made online.
Outlined below are the payment options participants have. Applicants don't need to choose which option they will exercise until they have been accepted into the program and the option chosen has no direct bearing on whether or not an applicant is accepted into Arrow 12.
All successful applicants will be required to pay an $800 deposit by no later than 1 December 2012.
1. Non-accredited without Arrow Subsidy* - The fee for Arrow participants choosing the unsubsidised non-accredited track is $10,000. Participants will pay a deposit to Arrow of $800 on 1 Dec 2012, four payments of $1600 to Arrow on the first of Mar, Jun, Sep, and Dec 2013 and two payments of $1400 to Arrow on the first of Mar, and Jun 2014.
Net Fee To Arrow 12 Participant = $10,000
2. Non-accredited with Arrow Subsidy - The fee for Arrow participants choosing the subsidised non-accredited track is $10,000 with most participants choosing this option eligible for a $5,200 Arrow subsidy. Participants will pay a deposit to Arrow of $800 on 1 Dec 2012 and then payments of $1000 to Arrow on the first of Mar, Jun, Sep, and Dec 2013.
Net Fee To Arrow 12 Participant = $4,800
3. ACOM Accredited with Fee-Help** - Arrow participants choosing accredited study with ACOM and accessing Fee-Help will study eight units over eight trimesters at a cost of $800 (payable to Arrow as a Registration Fee) PLUS $2575 per subject. Total course cost = $21,400 per participant, $20,600 of which may be payable using Fee-Help. Participants will pay the Registration Fee to Arrow of $800 on 1 Dec 2012. Participants utilising this option must ensure they are eligible for Fee Help before 1 Mar 2013.
Net Fee To Arrow 12 Participant = $800
4. ACOM Accredited without Fee-Help - Arrow participants choosing accredited study with ACOM and not accessing Fee-Help will study eight units over eight trimesters at a cost of $800 (payable to Arrow as a Registration Fee) PLUS $2250 per subject. Total course cost = $18,800 per participant. Participants will pay the Registration Fee to Arrow of $800 on 1 Dec 2012. NB actual value of the ACOM Accredited Arrow program is $24,388.
Net Fee To Arrow 12 Participant = $18,800
* Applicants from Baptist Union churches and the Salvation Army are encouraged to contact Arrow directly to discuss pre-arranged sponsorship arrangements as are female applicants from the Anglican Diocese of Sydney.
** Since 2009 some Arrow Participants have exercised the option of receiving academic credit for their work with ACOM (Australian College of Ministries). From 2013 this relationship will be more formalised allowing eligible Arrow participants to utilise Australian Government Fee-Help by enrolling into a Graduate Diploma in Arts (Focussing on Christian Leadership). The graduate diploma can be rolled over into two-thirds of a Master of Arts at a later stage. (NB Participants not accessing Fee-Help will not be affected by this change).
The net fee of covers:
- All conferences, accommodation, meals and tuition
- All program materials (excluding books purchased for the Guided Reading Program)
- The Arrow Journal and Guided Reading Program
- One-on-one mentoring with an Arrow-trained mentor
- Leadership assessment tools and follow-up consultation
- Contact and liaison time with the Arrow Program Team.
The Arrow Leadership Program is subsidised by the generous donation of supporters and volunteers.