President Dr Deidre Palmer gave the following closing words of encouragement and commissioning at the end of the National Young Adult Leaders Conference in Adelaide.
President Dr Deidre Palmer opened the 2019 National Young Adult Leaders Conference with a reflection on Jesus' encounter with the disciples' on the road to Emmaus in Luke 24.
The first National Young Adult Leaders Conference I attended was in 2013, and I can still remember something of the bedtime story Aunty Denise Champion shared with us on the third night. It was about the Gum Tree couple.
“I saw Christ-like inclusion, empowerment and transformation happen before my eyes. NYALC had the highest quality input, the most engaging learning environment, the most affirmative style of leadership that I could have imagined.” Anthea Maynard, Tasmania, mentor at the last National Young Adults Leaders Conference.
As a young adult leader in the Uniting Church there are many joys and many struggles. The National Young Adult Leaders Conference hosted by the Assembly and Congress is a great way for us to gather together and share in our own unique experiences within our denomination.