Our Vision & Mission

Arrow Leadership NZ exists to develop and network young Christian leaders (25–40). We offer a mentor-focused leadership journey, with the aim of developing leaders who will be led more by Jesus, lead more like Jesus and lead more to Jesus.


Leadership: A highly relational and personalized approach.
Spiritual transformation: A transformative model that encompasses call, character and competency.
Learning community: A multifaceted approach to an integrated learning process.
Evangelism: A clear focus on contextualized evangelism.
Kingdom: A kingdom seeking perspective that shapes ministry practice.

All this is Biblically based and undergirded by prayerful dependence on God.


Arrow Leadership was founded in North America in 1991 on the belief that there are emerging Christian leaders with the vision and strength to step up in leadership. After 31 years in ministry, a personal tragedy helped give evangelist Leighton Ford new direction: his son Sandy, a strong emerging Christian leader, died suddenly at the age of 21. Out of this loss Leighton Ford gained a deep desire to help those emerging as new communicators of the gospel.

Arrow previously operated for some years in New Zealand, and after several years of absence, it was relaunched in 2012.

Statement of Faith

Arrow Leadership NZ adheres to the Lausanne Covenant