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31
May

NSLF Spotlight – Matt

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NSLF Spotlight: The Interns Each year we take a group of young men and women to participate in the NSLF Internship program. This is an 8-month commitment to growing relationally, professionally and spiritually whilst helping to build the Forum event. Matt is one of our 2016 Interns. Here’s his story. • How did I get […]

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03
May

Your Fear Landscape

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A few years ago, a movie called ‘Divergent’ came out. Based off a book series, the plot involves a dystopian future where society has broken into factions based on their natural abilities and proclivities. The main character finds herself in a faction called ‘dauntless’ – a group of daredevils, all of whom are trained to […]

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19
Apr

Where True Power Lies

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Jon Owen has spoken at the Forum several times and is actively engaged with his wife Lisa and family with Urban Neighbours of Hope. We are grateful to be able to share some of his thoughts as he lives and works with friends in his local community at Bidwell in Western Sydney. I witnessed a […]

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06
Apr

Presidential Address – 2016 National Prayer Breakfast

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A unique and significant part of NSLF each year is hearing from our political leaders about how their faith and values inform their approach to leadership and impact their lives more broadly. Although in a different context, we thought our Forum Alumni might be interested to hear US President Barack Obama reflect on these topics […]

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05
Apr

What Makes a Good Life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness

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  ‘What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it’s fame and money, you’re not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you’re mistaken. As the director of a 75-year-old study on adult development, Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction. In this talk, […]

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20
Nov

Position available with Young Life in Ryde

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Please see below a job description for an opening in Ryde, NSW for a Field Staff Position with Young Life Australia. This would suit someone who has a heart to work with young people in local high schools. Bek Donders, the Ryde Area Manager is a long term supporter of and volunteer at the Forum. […]

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18
Nov

Community Mango Station Style

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Each year, a group of past delegates and facilitators from the Forum head off the beaten path in search of community, adventure, long conversations and a way to put this idea of “servant leadership” into practice. This July, a group of us spent 2 weeks with friends on the island of Espiritu Santo in Vanuatu. […]

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26
May

The Soul-Probing Question- Alyssa Henry

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Was I the only one who approached the NSLF Alumni Event with a mild sense of dread? Excitement, certainly, but also that niggling feeling of unease that comes when you know you’re about to be pushed outside of your comfort zone. As Friday night rolled around and I headed off to the Saxton’s (secretly grateful […]

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25
May

Past Delegate Reflection – Kallum Fraser

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When my good friend Max pitched me the idea of going to last years forum, I had no idea just how much of an impact this one event could have on my life. He tried his best to explain what those four jam packed days looked like and to be honest I didn’t really know […]

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09
Dec

Life is Just beginning – Jophiel Bushnell

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Back in November we announced that Jophiel, Sunny and Caitlin (3 of our favourite NSLF Alumni’s) would be heading to Washington D.C to take part in the prestigious USA National Student Leadership Forum. Well, they’re back! And it sounds like the event was almost as good as NSLF down-under. We asked Jophiel what he thought […]

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