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 if I can assist you in any way.

- Murray Brown



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Coming Events

In addition to events listed on our Events page, listed below are a events in the coming months that CCCNZ Youth are involved in or recommend:

27-31 January 2020

Summer School of Youth Ministry at Chosen Valley Christian Camp in South Auckland. For youth leaders aged 18 and over.

Ministry Opportunities

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

City Bible Church, Hamilton

Part-time youth pastor (20 hours per week). More details here on our CCCNZ jobs page.

Birkenhead Community Church

Full time associate pastor with responsibility for youth. More details here on our CCCNZ jobs page.

Hobsonville Community Trust

A part time (11-15 hrs/wk) Youth Initiatives Coordinator & Youth Worker position. More details here on our CCCNZ jobs page.

Our most recent blog posts

Rumour and Gossip (1 Timothy 5:19)

Do not listen to an accusation against an elder unless it is confirmed by two or three witnesses. (1 Timothy 5:19) One of the greatest joys you'll have in leadership is serving alongside others as pRead more

Respecting Leadership (1 Timothy 5:17,18)

Elders who do their work well should be respected and paid well, especially those who work hard at both preaching and teaching. For the Scripture says, “You must not muzzle an ox to keep it fromRead more

Initiative (1 Timothy 5:16)

If a woman who is a believer has relatives who are widows, she must take care of them and not put the responsibility on the church. Then the church can care for the widows who are truly alone. (1Read more

Idle hands (1 Timothy 5:13-15)

And if they are on the list, they will learn to be lazy and will spend their time gossiping from house to house, meddling in other people’s business and talking about things they shouldn’t. So IRead more

Desire (1 Timothy 5:11,12)

The younger widows should not be on the list, because their physical desires will overpower their devotion to Christ and they will want to remarry. Then they would be guilty of breaking theirRead more

Ready to do good (1 Timothy 5:9,10)

A widow who is put on the list for support must be a woman who is at least sixty years old and was faithful to her husband. She must be well respected by everyone because of the good she has done.Read more

Online or out of sight?

Those of you doing youth work will know that it's rare for young people to turn up unannounced and alone at a youth programme for the first time. We see new people who have been brought by friendsRead more

Happy Families (1 Timothy 5:8)

But those who won’t care for their relatives, especially those in their own household, have denied the true faith. Such people are worse than unbelievers. (1 Timothy 5:8) If I was a church leaderRead more

5 Practices of a "Learn-it-all"

Are you a "know-it-all" or a "learn-it-all"? I think there is something in the Kiwi DNA that pulls us toward the know-it-all end of the scale. We are still in some sense a nation of do-it-yourselfersRead more

Choices (1 Timothy 5:5-7)

Now a true widow, a woman who is truly alone in this world, has placed her hope in God. She prays night and day, asking God for his help. But the widow who lives only for pleasure is spiritually deadRead more

Setting Boundaries (1 Timothy 5:3,4)

Take care of any widow who has no one else to care for her. But if she has children or grandchildren, their first responsibility is to show godliness at home and repay their parents by taking care ofRead more

Purity and Practice (1 Timothy 5:2b)

And treat younger women with all purity as you would your own sisters. (1 Timothy 5:2b) I remember many years ago, back in my "single male" days, going to a church to undertake an internship, andRead more

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