Development Day 2: Leadership Essentials


On this day we will focus on essential skills that every Christian leader needs. No matter what your job is or where life takes you, you will need these "How To's" in your life.


They say people are more afraid of public speaking than they are of dying. Whether one-on-one or in front of a crowd, we often lack the confidence to live up to our potential and stop wasting our moments.

This workshop will focus on 5 communication tools to help you clarify your message and make it unforgettable. As we learn to communicate with confidence our audiences will remember what we say and our moments will make a difference. In this workshop, we’ll discuss how to communicate one-on-one, presenting with a team, or delivering a speech to a crowd.


Making big decisions without all the facts or without getting wise advice can leave us feeling confused and unsure.

This workshop will challenge you to identify the best choice when faced with a myriad of options, feedback and concerns. While using your own real-life decisions, you will learn the steps needed to make confident decisions as you discern God’s direction in your life.


Life is busy and we are pulled in many directions. Jesus tells us to “remain in Him”, but how do we stay connected to Jesus in our fast-paced lives?

This workshop will focus on developing spiritual practices and rhythms in our lives, building a “trellis” which keeps us steady and grounded. Based on the book God In My Everything by Ken Shigematsu, this workshop will focus on core principles of soul care. It will include time for personal prayer and reflection to develop your own “rule of life”.

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. Please join us next year!

Development Day Info

The Meeting House
2700 Bristol Circle, Oakville

Monday August 12, 2019

$20 cash (pay at the door)

This event is open to all young adults age 18-25. You must pre-register.

FLOW interns are automatically registered and get in for free.

SPEAKER: Blair Malfara

Blair has a passion for inspiring others to fall more in love with Jesus than anything else in the world. He recently graduated from Trinity Western University in British Columbia, Canada, with a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies, and works as a Youth Coordinator at the Olive Branch Community Church in Markham Ontario. He also works with LAUNCH, Youth Unlimited, as a leadership facilitator, speaking at conferences, schools, and churches.

When he isn’t working, you can find Blair on the golf course, grabbing a coffee with his pals, or reading a good book!

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SPEAKER: Anne Fleetwood

After completing the LAUNCHee program in 2009 and volunteering as a Coach since 2011, Anne then joined the LAUNCH staff team in 2013. She enjoys getting to speak at conferences, camps and small groups to young people about leadership and spiritual development topics. Anne is passionate about inspiring people to deeper relationship with Jesus.

A graduate of Mohawk College and YWAM’s Discipleship Training School, Anne has worked in the marketing industry for 7 years and served as a volunteer youth worker for over 8 years.

In her spare time, Anne likes to play badminton, paint, tell stories and spend time laughing with her 3 younger sisters.

SPEAKER: Rick Wukasch

Rick is a spiritual director, trained at Tyndale Seminary, and has offered spiritual direction for the past 10 years to a variety of people, coming for a variety of reasons.

Rick is a retired pastor, having served at Spring Garden Church, North York, and The Meeting House, Oakville, supporting spiritual formation, small groups, pastoral care, and prayer, care, and relationship ministry teams.

Husband, father, and grandfather, Rick is most at home with family, or in the natural realm on a hiking trail, in a canoe, or in his garden.