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)



View our April 2019 newsletter. If you are not already on our mailing list, use the link on the right to sign up.

Responding to Acts of Hate

In the wake of the recent Christchurch terror attacks on two mosques, we've prepared an outline to help you reflect on how best to respond to these events in your youth ministry.

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:

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

The One Thing I Really Want to Ask You (1 Timothy 2:2,3)

Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity. This is good and pleases God our Savior... (1 Timothy 2:2,3) WhatRead more

Your Primary Duty (1 Timothy 2:1)

I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. (1 Timothy 2:1) When we're first given the responsibility of leadingRead more

Finding the Leadership "Sweet Spot"

I'm not a golfer but I know enough to know that there is a sweet spot" when hitting a golf ball. When you find it the ball flies longer and straighter than when you don't. Cricketers and footballersRead more

Competency vs Character (1 Timothy 1:19,20)

Cling to your faith in Christ, and keep your conscience clear. For some people have deliberately violated their consciences; as a result, their faith has been shipwrecked. Hymenaeus and Alexander areRead more

Book Review: "Purpose Driven Youth Ministry" by Doug Fields

Although it's now over 20 years old, Doug Fields' Purpose Driven Youth Ministry is still a classic youth ministry text that is worth a read if you are starting out in youth ministry. It contains aRead more

Fighting in the Lord's Battle (1 Timothy 1:18)

Timothy, my son, here are my instructions for you, based on the prophetic words spoken about you earlier. May they help you fight well in the Lord’s battles. (1 Timothy 1:18) The roughestRead more

Responding to Friday's Events...

Occasionally things happen in our world that are hard to ignore when we gather for our weekly programme. We know we can't pretend nothing has happened but we're hesitant about focussing on it more thRead more

Faults & Failings, Mercy & Honour (1 Timothy 1:15-17)

This is a trustworthy saying, and everyone should accept it: “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners”—and I am the worst of them all. But God had mercy on me so that Christ JesusRead more

3 Misleading Symptoms of Healthy and Sustainable Youth Ministries

I recall some years back a friend being diagnosed with cancer. Some seemingly minor symptoms had emerged that led them to have a check up through which the cancer was discovered. To me they lookedRead more

The Call to Serve (1 Timothy 1:12-14)

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength to do his work. He considered me trustworthy and appointed me to serve him, even though I used to blaspheme the name of Christ. In my insolencRead more

Avoiding "Should's" and 'Should Not's" (1 Timothy 1:8-11)

We know that the law is good when used correctly. For the law was not intended for people who do what is right. It is for people who are lawless and rebellious, who are ungodly and sinful, who considRead more

The Purpose of Bible Study (1 Timothy 1:5-7)

The purpose of my instruction is that all believers would be filled with love that comes from a pure heart, a clear conscience, and genuine faith. But some people have missed this whole point. TheyRead more
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