News & Notes
Our year has got off to a great start with our Youth Leaders Retreat at Mangawhai Heads. Although our 'to do' lists are humongous at the start of the year, time spent with Jesus is never wasted. Mike Yaconelli, the co-founder of Youth Specialties said, "Youth ministry is not about you and teenagers; youth ministry is about you and Jesus". In other words, the heart and soul of youth ministry begins in the heart and soul of youth leaders.
As we begin this year we are saying... >> read more
Take a look at AYM's updated 'Introduction to Youth Ministry' resource. This is a great resource for youth coordinators and gives an introduction to many of the essentials for working with you people, such as:
• Building a Team - pastoral care, policies, tips, and examples for a team of volunteers
• Keeping Your Young People safe - RAMS forms, permission forms, policies, and what to do when things go wrong
• Looking After Yourself - regular meetings with your Vicar,... >> read more