Applications for the 2020 Tindall Foundation grants are open for new initiatives that make a difference in local communities. Ministry units need to apply through the Auckland Diocese by Monday 7 September. For more information click here or email Wendy Leitch. Apply here and send your completed application form to Wendy. >> read more
As you try and navigate how to be a youth communities in our new context, we want to recommend to you three websites. Our thanks to our friends from other dioceses and denominations for being so onto it.
1. Nelson Anglicans have posted a useful article that explains how to run an online youth group, providing ideas for how to set up, play games and pray together along with other little tips and examples. Click here to check it out!
2. Presbyterian Youth Ministries (PYM) offer... >> read more
It is so important when journeying with your youth to be aware and supportive of their mental health. Our national Anglican resource website, Resourced, has collated a bunch of useful contacts and organisations, that are helpful if you are walking with a young person who is struggling with their mental health. Check them out here. >> 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
We have some amazing resources that could help with planning for your youth group in 2020 . We have all of these resources in our office for you to borrow as well as a summary of them available here!
Curriculum published by Sparkhouse Media:
re:form core: Empower youth to explore faith and ask questions about the Bible, the Apostles’ Creed, disciples, Jesus, and hot topics.
re:form ancestors: Discover how similar we are to our faith ancestors from the Old... >> read more
We have a soft copy of our AYM calendar for 2020 available for you and your ministry teams, as you plan and shape what next year looks like. It has all our events on it, along with other significant dates. The hard copies have been posted to your churches. If you haven't received a copy, please email for one to be posted to you. Below is the calendar and along with a little explanation of the events.
AYM Wallplanner 2020
AYM 2020 Calendar... >> read more
The season of Advent is upon us! We have a couple of resources based around Advent and The Nativity Story for your youth group to explore.
The AYM YouTube channel has two playlists about Christmas; the Advent playlist (with videos explaining what the season of advent is, through spoken words and other inspiring videos) and the Nativity playlist (containing videos exploring the story of Jesus' birth).
Check out our Pintrest page for multiple activities to get your... >> read more
It is so important that when working with youth you are able to provide a safe environment for them. The Code of Ethics supplies an agreed set of guidelines for youth work in Aotearoa to ensure that youth work is carried out in a safe, skilled and ethical manner.
It is designed for youth workers but is relevant to all individuals working with young people and provides guidance to keep workers and the young people they work with safe. You can view the online version of the... >> read more
Resourced have launched the latest version of The Faith Project, an exciting and challenging youth initiative. It takes young people on a 2 year journey to grow their christian faith. It is centred around the 5 marks of mission, with teenagers completing projects for each mark. The Faith Project is highly adaptable, suiting a wide range of young people and contexts. For more information click here! >> read more
NZCMS Better World Gap Year
Better World is a radical social justice experience where we will take a group of young people on a 10 month journey across 3 countries and dig deep into 4 areas of social justice; Urban Poverty, Ethical Consumption, Climate Change, and Refugee and Migration Issues. Head here for more information or you can contact the Better World team here.
St Johns Te Ruinga Programme
Te Ruinga is a one year discipleship programme for Young Anglicans (18-25)... >> read more