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



View our February 2021 newsletter. If you are not already on our mailing list, use the link on the right to sign up.

Coming Events

6 March 2021

2-5 April 2021

10-12 May 2021

Youth Track at Ministry Summit for youth pastors, key youth leaders and youth interns has been rescheduled and will be held at Willow Park, Auckland.

5-7 June 2021

FIRST Training (South Island) for emerging leaders aged 16-18yrs, will be held at Living Springs, Christchurch.

20-22 July 2021

FIRST Training (Upper North Island) for emerging leaders aged 16-18yrs, will be held at Chosen Valley, South Auckland.

12-14 October 2021

FIRST Training (Lower North Island) for emerging leaders aged 16-18yrs, will be held at Forest Lakes, Otaki.

Ministry Opportunities

Here's where we list opportunities from different churches. If you'd like to list a job opportunity at your church, ministry or campsite, let us know.

Youth Pastor, City Bible Church, Hamilton: 10-15 hours per week which will involve working flexible hours (outside of usual business hours) to suit the needs of the youth ministry. 

Youth Pastor, Onslow Community Church, Wellington: 24 hours per week. 12-month contract while current Youth Pastor is on maternity leave. Download a role description using the link on the right. 

Our most recent blog posts

Characteristics of a Healthy Youth Ministry: 4. Christ-Honouring

The youth ministry is a place where Christian values and standards are upheld, and God is glorified in all that takes place. Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. (1 Corinthians 10:31)  Read more

Characteristics of a Healthy Youth Ministry: 3. Christ-Consciousness

There is a sense of expectancy when the young people meet, as Christ is recognised as immanent and desiring intimacy. Don’t you realize that all of you together are the temple of God and that theRead more

Characteristics of a Healthy Youth Ministry: 2. Christ-Focussed

The youth ministry is “all about Jesus”. The gospel message of His life, death, resurrection and the new life is frequently taught. And when I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw everyoneRead more

Characteristics of a Healthy Youth Ministry: 1. Christ-Led

The ministry intentionally seeks to discern and follow Christ’s leadership and can give examples of how He has led. Christ is also the head of the church, which is His body. He is the beginning,Read more

Seven questions to start the year right

I recently listened to a podcast that outlined a few simple questions to use when making decisions. I found myself thinking about questions I’d ask when considering if my youth ministry is beingRead more

Passing on the baton (1 Timothy 6:20-21)

Timothy, guard what God has entrusted to you. Avoid godless, foolish discussions with those who oppose you with their so-called knowledge. Some people have wandered from the faith by following suchRead more

Treasure (1 Timothy 6:17-19)

Teach those who are rich in this world not to be proud and not to trust in their money, which is so unreliable. Their trust should be in God, who richly gives us all we need for our enjoyment. TellRead more

The core business of youth ministry

The retail operator Blockbuster was once the giant among video stores, dwarfing a mail-order DVD service run by a company called Netflix.  When the market changed one died and the other flourished.Read more

The end of the story (1 Timothy 6:15,16)

For, at just the right time Christ will be revealed from heaven by the blessed and only almighty God, the King of all kings and Lord of all lords. He alone can never die, and he lives in light soRead more

Fight the Good Fight (1 Timothy 6:12-14)

Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses. And I charge you before God, whoRead more

Know who you are (1 Timothy 6:11)

But you, Timothy, are a man of God; so run from all these evil things. Pursue righteousness and a godly life, along with faith, love, perseverance, and gentleness. (1 Timothy 6:11) As a youngRead more

Seven suggestions for key volunteer leaders during lockdown

Have you ever signed up for something only to find out that what you signed up for was not exactly what you expected? It’s happened to me a few times and left me with a mix of disappointment,Read more