Emerging Leaders Program   



Irrespective of leadership context, culture or community, we recognise emerging leaders are facing transition in their leadership assignment. To see them thrive through this transition, Arrow Leadership, through the Emerging Leaders Program, creates transformative experiences that engage, stretch and release leaders for present and future flourishing.


Arrow's Emerging Leaders Program is for leaders aged 25 - 40 who are committed to Christian discipleship and who have a deep desire for greater Christ-like leadership.


Arrow's Emerging Leaders Program is designed for emerging Christian leaders who serve in churches, para-church organisations or missional movements. Its focus is engaging, stretching and releasing leaders to make an impact in their communities.


Next Program (2023-2024)*:

  • Introduction - 2 May 2023
  • Residential 1: 4th-9th June 2023 – Edmund Rice Centre, Amberley VIC
  • Residential 2: 30th October - 3rd November 2023 – Edmund Rice Centre, Amberley VIC
  • ResideNtial 3: 26th-31st May 2024 - Edmund Rice Centre, Amberley VIC
  • Program concludes November 2024


In 2021 we introduced a renewed and enhanced Emerging Leaders Program. The new program incorporates Arrow's well-regarded residential retreats with online learning components, experienced leadership partners, peer groups, reading rooms, personal development projects and much more.

Residential Retreats

Over the course of the Program participants attend three, week long interactive residential retreats filled with experiential learning and dynamic content by some of Australia’s best Christian leaders.

Online Learning

Practical online sessions and resources keep you connected and learning from leading specialists on various leadership topics.

Guided Reading Program and Development Projects

Participants read a range of leadership and evangelism literature and complete some personal development projects. Reading Rooms are also available throughout the program.

Leadership Partners

Participants meet regularly with an experienced Leadership Partner to discuss life, and ministry issues, their reading, and progress on a leadership development plan through guided reflection.

Peer Groups

Each cohort is split into peer groups based on their state. These peer groups meet together between each residential and initially at an induction day prior to the first residential. Meetings are 10am - 4pm and specific dates are locked in once a cohort commences. They are usually:

  • 1-2 months before the first residential
  • 3 months after the first residential
  • 3 months after the second residential 


Arrow Leadership values the partnership with two of Australia’s leading theological and ministry training providers, Australian College of Ministries (ACOM) and Alphacrucis College, which provides participants pathways to complete formal qualifications in the field of Christian leadership.

For more information please contact:

ACOM - Stephen Parker (Academic Coursework Manager)


Alphacrucus - Glenda Hepplewhite (Director of Academic Quality & Administration)


Arrow's Distinctives

  • We focus on the leader’s character and spiritual formation.
  • We provide interaction with outstanding Christian, business, civic, and thought leaders.
  • We forge community through peer learning, accountability and unique residential retreats.
  • We gather participants from every state and territory of Australia.
  • We draw participants from almost every Christian denomination.


Participants are selected on the basis of an application process, interviews and referee checks. The program is aimed at men and women who:

  • Are committed to Christian discipleship.
  • Have demonstrated leadership capacity and responsibility
  • Desire more Christ-like leadership.
  • Want to increase their effectiveness
  • Are seeking to clarify their calling and vision.
  • Are open to be challenged by facilitators, leadership partners and peers


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Fees and Payment Options

The cost* of the Arrow Leadership Emerging Leaders Program (for cohorts commencing in 2022) is $11,250.

Total Program fees cover:

  • All residential accommodation, meals and tuition
  • All program materials (excluding books purchased for the Guided Reading Program)
  • The Arrow Leadership Handbook, Journal and Guided Reading Program
  • One-on-one coaching sessions with an experienced Leadership Partner
  • Leadership assessment tools and follow-up consultation
  • Contact and liaison time with the Arrow Leadership Program Team

*not including the purchase of books, airfares and transfers.

Participants are primarily responsible for the payment of fees. All successful applicants will be required to personally pay a $750 deposit upon acceptance of the offer.

Applications for Partnership Fund support within the Emerging Leaders Program is only available for Joan Simpson Sponsorship and Brian Coombs Sponsorship recipients.

Outlined below are our payment options. The option chosen has no direct bearing on whether or not an applicant is offered a position in the Program.


Following payment of the $750 deposit, participants will pay the balance of fees in four quarterly instalments (in the first 12 months of the program).

With Partnership Fund subsidy

Following payment of the $750 deposit, participants will pay the balance in four quarterly payments (in the first 12 months of the program). The quarterly payment amount will be reduced by a quarter of the Partnership Fund subsidy. eg. For a participant who is offered a Partnership Fund subsidy of $2,400, the quarterly instalment will be $2,025. ie. ($2,625 - ¼x$2,400).


Australian College of Ministries (ACOM)

Following payment of deposit to Arrow Leadership, participants will register as students of ACOM. ACOM student fees will be payable to ACOM, a portion of which is returned to Arrow Leadership to cover the Arrow Program fees.

ACOM queries can be directed to Stephen Parker, Student Engagement Manager, ACOM on
0410 614 894 or SParker@acom.edu.au.

Participants utilizing Fee-Help must ensure they are eligible for Fee-Help by the date of acceptance of the offer to participate in the Arrow Leadership Emerging Leaders Program.

Becoming Involved

  • Register yourself to participate in the Program.
  • Nominate a leader to participate in the Program.
  • Donate to sponsor a leader to participate in the Program.




For any questions or enquiries, please contact the Emerging Leaders Program Director.

Cath Tallack


Peter Stone