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Youth Pastors Conference History


2016 YPC

In 2016, we were excited to host Bill Brown at the 2016 Youth Pastors Conference, with the theme being Character & Long-Term Leadership!

Leadership matters and without a doubt the most significant and lasting aspect of leadership is character. Unfortunately we seem to spend most of our time developing the skills and techniques of leadership at the expense of character. So how does one grow in Christ-like character as we serve the church? Over the 3 days Bill shared with us both from the Scriptures and his experience how character is developed and why it matters.

The conference was a mixture of keynote sessions, and practical workshops on developing character of Youth & Young Adult leaders, as well as opportunities to connect with people from all over NSW & ACT.

We stayed at the Pacific Blue Oaks Resort, which has a 500 metre swimming pool looping through the property, is walking distance from shops, has an onsite restaurant, and is a short drive to the beach.

Speaker Information

Bill BrownBill Brown has been on staff of Syndal Baptist Church for almost 39 years, initially as Youth Pastor and, for the past 29 years as the Church’s Senior Pastor. Due to Bill’s longevity in Ministry, we believe he is a good person to listen to and learn from when it comes to Character in Long-Term Leadership.

Bill was married to Jenny for almost 34 years until she died in August 2009. He has four adult children and 5 grandchildren.

Prior to being a pastor Bill was a Secondary School Maths teacher. He loves sport, especially cricket and AFL, gardening, reading, music and spending time with family and friends.

Venue Information 

2016 saw the Youth Pastors Conference at the Pacific Blue Oaks Resort in Salamander Bay.

As an attendee of the YPC, you received complimentary use of Pacific Blue’s 2 swimming pools, tennis courts, and gym. There is also a day spa, and an onsite restaurant/bar used at delegates own cost.

Pacific Blue Resort is found at 265 Sandy Point Road, Salamander Bay NSW 2317

The conference was not catered for; but each room had its own kitchenette. Pacific Blue offered us a conference only Main Meal Special, which you could take advantage of by stating your intent to purchase in the registrations page (alternatively there is a group of shops and supermarkets a short walk from the resort).

Rooms were shared with another delegate, and a person from each room provided a credit card copy at the resort’s reception area for incidentals.

Tuesday 9th Feb

10:30am – Arrive & register with BYM

11:00am – Leadership – 1st session with Chris McRae

12:00pm – Workshop with Steve Dixon & BYM Executive

1:00pm – Lunch break (guests who selected meals must pre-pay for all meals at restaurant)

2:00pm – Check in with Resort Staff (1 person per room to submit a credit card)

2:45pm – Leave resort for Sand-Boarding – Stockton Sand Dunes, Port Stephens NSW 2315

3:00pm – Sand-boarding

7:30pm – Thriving over the Long Haul – 2nd session with Bill Brown

Wednesday 10th Feb

10:30am – Thriving as Part of a Team – 3rd Session with Bill Brown

12:00pm – Lunch break

1:30pm – Wise Leadership for Folly-Filled Times – Workshop with Lynette Cain

2:30pm – Thriving through Conflict and Challenge – 4th Session with Bill Brown

7:30pm – Worship @ Nelson Bay Baptist Church – 19 Government Rd, Nelson Bay NSW

Thursday 11th Feb

9:00am – Check out of Resort (must be checked out by 10:00am)

10:30am – One Another – 5th Session & workshop with Steve Dixon

1:00pm – Conference ends – Lunch break & departure


$200 – Early Bird ticket price (ended on the 8/01/2016)

$225 – Standard ticket price (Baptist Youth Ministries could not guarantee accommodation after the 8/01/2016).

Registration included:

  • 2 night of twin shared accommodation at Pacific Blue Oaks Resort, Salamander Bay
  • Conference attendance
  • Sand boarding at Stockton Beach
  • Conference materials & resources