about journey conferences

What simply began as in-house leadership training for our own team has grown into a mandate to provide local, affordable access to high quality leadership and church-building content for teams with all levels of resource. As we saw the ears of other churches pricking up and felt the 'lean in' from like-minded teams, we decided to throw open the doors to what we were doing and make these gatherings something that blessed and equipped the wider church. 


From all over the State, people now come to share in transferable principles, timeless truth and the encouragement of leaders who are listening to God’s redemptive call for the church and building frameworks for leadership and growth.

Journey Conferences are designed with part-time teams in mind, those with day jobs, churches with limited budgets and the dedicated people who lead them. They are for the hardened warrior, the bright, future leader and the faithful saints who find themselves at a fork in the road, needing something to help reframe and inspire their vision. Our conferences are designed to impart practical frameworks to engage all generations and position the church to flourish.


Across multiple gatherings, Journey conferences labour to connect with the felt needs and practical needs of every generation: Fearless Youth equips young people in their most formational season of life and sets them on pathways into leadership and ministry.

Extol and Fearless Leaders combine to bring together two sides of the precious coin of gathered church worship and servant leadership; equipping and forming those who steward the foundational elements of Christ’s church. Running parallel are Journey Internships, which offer a model that can be applied in any context to ensure a continuum of leadership development that will serve the needs of local church both now and into the future.

We cannot wait to welcome you at one of our gatherings.

Andy and Steph Hogarth

Senior Pastors of Journey Uniting Church