Welcome to the CCCNZ Youth website - a one-stop for information to help you to be more effective in your mandate to lead and disciple young people. Here you will find a description of the services we offer including coaching, training and consultancy. There is also information on events we are running and resources to make your task easier, as well as a blog to inform and inspire.

Contact me (see below) if I can assist you in any way.

- Murray Brown (Youth Enabler)


Coming Events

In addition to events listed on our Events page, listed below are a number of coming events that CCCNZ Youth are involved in or recommend. All of these are listed below:

9 March 2019

re:Gen Leadership Training Day: Interdenominational event. 10.00am-4.30pm at Calvin Community church in Gore. Includes workshops led by Murray Brown. Cost $20.

23 March 2019

Word of Life Leadership Conference 2019: 10am - 4pm, Raleigh Street Christian Centre, Cambridge. Cost: $40pp

20-22 May 2019

National Youth Summit at Totara Springs, Matamata, for youth pastors and key youth leaders.

1-3 July 2019

FIRST Training (South Island) at Living Springs, Christchurch, for 16-18 yr old emerging leaders.

9-11 July 2019

FIRST Training (Upper North Island) at Camp Whakamaru, for 16-18 yr old emerging leaders.

16-18 July 2019

FIRST Training (Lower North Island) at Forest Lakes, Otaki, for 16-18 yr old emerging leaders.

January 2020

Summer School of Youth Ministry: January 2020 - exact date and venue to be confirmed.

Ministry Opportunities

The following churches are seeking to employ a youth pastor. Contact them for more details.

Howick Community Church

Full time youth pastor. More details here. Contact Phil Sproul.

Our most recent blog posts

Wasting Time (1 Timothy 1:3,4)

When I left for Macedonia, I urged you to stay there in Ephesus and stop those whose teaching is contrary to the truth. Don’t let them waste their time in endless discussion of myths and spiritualRead more

Family (1 Timothy 1:2)

I am writing to Timothy, my true son in the faith. May God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord give you grace, mercy, and peace. (1 Timothy 1:2) I recall a conversation with a youth pastor in aRead more

Be who you are (1 Timothy 1:1)

This letter is from Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus, appointed by the command of God our Savior and Christ Jesus, who gives us hope. (1 Timothy 1:1) Andi (not her real name) was 17 when IRead more

Youth Ministry in Spirit and in Truth

Conversations of Confusion: It’s not uncommon to find Jesus talking at complete cross purposes (no pun intended) with someone struggling to understand what He is saying. No gospel better illustrRead more

Time in Timothy

One of the more enjoyable youth programmes I've ever run is with a small group of young people who were eager to dive into Scripture verse by verse and grow closer to God. We called it the Timothy ClRead more

Book Review: "Your First Two Years in Youth Ministry" by Doug Fields

"Your First Two Years in Youth Ministry" is not my favourite youth ministry book but it is my go-to recommendation for youth pastors or key leaders just starting out. If you're looking forRead more

Grave engravings

I heard of a pastor who was appointed to lead a church. As he stood to preach for the first time he noticed the following engraved into the pulpit: "Sir, we would see Jesus." The quote comes from Read more
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