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Youth Ministry Vacancy: St Chad’s


St Chad's Meadowbank is looking for an energetic, full time Youth Pastor to join them in loving people and connecting them with Jesus.  If you are a committed Christian leader with a creative passion for discipling both churched and unchurched young people with the gospel, and relate well to youth, parents and adult volunteers alike, please get in touch with Chris Malclom - Chris@malcolm.co.uk.  For a copy of the job description and email vicar@stchads.org.nz... >> read more

Youth Pastor Vacancy – Church of the Saviour

Church of the Saviour, Blockhouse Bay are looking for a half-time youth pastor (20 hrs pw or less). They have a Friday night programme, and Sunday morning youth groups as part of our services. The youth attend camps a couple times a year, and are also involved in the Diocese of Auckland events, and socials with other local groups. You need to have a passion for serving God and young people, and fit well into the ethos of the church (www.cots.org.nz). For more information please contact... >> read more

Junior Youth Camp

I’ve just spent a lovely morning watching our younger youth from around the Diocese, doing a range of challenges from orienteering & archery to making pancakes (and eating them) at Junior Camp. Last night they roasted (or burnt) marshmallows on the camp fire in the bush at Piha. Jacolize’s teaching (with help from Joel Carpenter) was centred around God our Creator and O’Love and her team from Onehunga were leading the camp in sung worship. Junior Camp wouldn’t be possible without... >> read more

Winter Camp and Youth Representatives for Synod

We had a great time going deeper into the Apostle Paul’s story at Winter Camp. We were struck again by how much God loves us, transforms us and sends us into our neighborhoods. Camps are a wonderful opportunity for us to share life together and build deeper relationships. If you are planning a camp this year, we would love to help with ideas, resources or risk management plans. Winter Camp was also the first time our new BOLD team met, and planning is well under way for their first... >> read more

New BOLD team for 2018/19

Our next BOLD group began at Winter Camp last weekend. It is made up of 10 young people from 7 Parishes: Ajit Franklin from St Georges, Epsom; Mia Hawes & Jerry Dean from Holy Trinity, Devonport; Maggie Tulavu from St Peters, Onehunga; Melissa Boerlage from Papakura Anglican; Antonia Robinson & Levi James from St Pauls, Symonds Street; Josh Feng from Lynfield Community Church and Aisha Day & Losana Fonua from St Margarets, Hillsborough. Hannah Dunne (Youth Minister at Holy Trinity, Devonport)... >> read more

E-Fest Review

I felt very blessed by God this Easter, 12 teenagers made first time commitments to Jesus at E-Fest, Emily preached “Jesus: life, death and resurrection” brilliantly, our leadership team stepped out of their comfort zones and led superbly.  Alongside leading small groups  our voluntary youth leaders led our ice-breakers, sung worship, creative activities, sports, canteen and tribal games.  See our photos here. Our 4 tribal leaders were all BOLD members who rose to the challenge of a... >> read more

Goodbye & Hello

We said goodbye to our Ministry Assistant Daniel Louw last week, as he heads into the full-time workforce post University. Daniel was always prepared to do whatever was needed, to a high standard. We will miss him. Mark Prendergast has been welcomed as our new Ministry Assistant. Mark is a former BOLD member, a voluntary youth leader at Church of the Good Shepherd, Northwest and is attending Teachers College this year. We are really pleased to have him as part of the AYM... >> read more

Youth Reps Motion to Synod 2016: Homelessness

Two of our wonderful youth reps, Michael Kennerley and Jeremy Harris, presented a motion to Auckland Synod on homelessness. It read:

THAT this Synod calls for the following courses of action:

That Ministry Units liaise closely and effectively with other community based organisations in efforts to house the homeless;

That the homelessness crisis be on the agenda for each clergy cluster meeting until Diocesan Synod 2017;

That each Ministry... >> read more

Who in your life challenges you?

Yesterday I filmed a video with Bishop Ross which will be released next week, and in that he prayed for the victims of the Orlando shooting, with humility, pain, deep emotion, lament and hope. That tragedy calls us to our knees in prayer, and to our feet in love to go and be with those who mourn. The Bishop’s love challenges me to love Jesus more, to love more like Him, to turn to God on my knees, and to be his hands and feet.  Who in your life challenges you to become more like your king,... >> read more

New Anglican Youth Ministry Qualification

This new qualification is the result of a collaboration between Laidlaw College and St John’s College. Students would gain a Bachelor of Ministries which would include youth ministry papers, Anglican Studies papers and field work. This qualification will be overseen by our National Youth Advisor for Tikanga Pakeha, Phil Trotter. Phil has managed to secure full scholarships ($7,000 fulltime, $1,200 part-time) for the first year of study and a high probability of ongoing funding through the St... >> read more