SHERPA is a leadership formation initiative built upon the premise that the function of spiritual leadership emerges through the journey of intentional Christian discipleship.

SHERPA provides a series of learning environments for both 'SEASONED' and 'EMERGING' leaders.  As they engage in God's story together, participants will be provided with the opportunity to deepen their walk with God, and strengthen the integrity of their influence among those around them.

The purpose of SHERPA is three-fold:

  1. providing a discipleship space for people in leadership or pastoral roles.
  2. providing inspiration and practical tools to encourage the development of new leaders.
  3. providing a model for ministry diagnosis and coaching.

SHERPA is delivered in partnership with local ministry teams and organisations -- firstly through a spiritual formation retreat, then through coaching pathways in consultation with local partners.

AccessTheStory is currently in conversation with ministry partners (Churches of Christ / Youth Vision SA & Scripture Union SA) with the intent of running a SHERPA retreat on the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia in early 2021.

On the 17th of October we ran an intro session for local leaders in Tumby Bay - check out Trav Johnson's reflection on the event below:

INFO for the SHERPA retreat on the Eyre Peninsula (12-14 March 2021) is now available!

Download flyer here.

Register here -