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

The current Covid-19 crisis has affected our planning for events scheduled for 2020 which are listed below and on our Events page. The status of each is as follows:

Scheduled for 18-20 May 2020

Youth Summit fill no longer be held as planned. We are exploring options such as postponing it or holding some form of online version.

Scheduled for 30 May-1 June 2020

FIRST Training South Island Retreat for 16-18 yr olds looks unlikely to go ahead. We may be able to reschedule this for later in the year.

Scheduled for 7-9 July 2020

FIRST Training Upper North Island Retreat at Camp Whakamaru for 16-18 yr olds. No decision has yet been made about this retreat.

Scheduled for 14-16 July 2020

FIRST Training Lower North Island Retreat at Forest Lakes, Otaki for 16-18 yr olds. No decision has yet been made about this retreat.

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.

Our most recent blog posts

Bible truth and ungodly living (1 Timothy 6:4,5)

Anyone who teaches something different is arrogant and lacks understanding. Such a person has an unhealthy desire to quibble over the meaning of words. This stirs up arguments ending in jealousy,Read more

Biblical truth and godly living (1 Timothy 6:3)

Some people may contradict our teaching, but these are the wholesome teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. These teachings promote a godly life.(1 Timothy 6:3) I've often played a game with youngRead more

Crisis, danger and opportunity

It’s a shame that the old meme that the Chinese word for “crisis” is a combination of the words meaning “danger” and “opportunity” is not true. A shame, because there is certainly truthRead more

Care for yourself

A lot of people are asking how they can best keep doing effective youth ministry in the current situation. I think the #1 answer is, care for yourself! (And the #2 answer is care for your family.) TRead more

Respecting leaders (1 Timothy 6:2)

If the masters are believers, that is no excuse for being disrespectful. Those slaves should work all the harder because their efforts are helping other believers who are well loved. Teach theseRead more

Hope amidst anxiety

I recall being on a flight into Wellington airport on a wet muggy day and when we landed a mist caused by condensation rose from the floor of the aircraft. A young man with an intellectual disabilityRead more

Where's the evidence? (1 Timothy 6:1)

All slaves should show full respect for their masters so they will not bring shame on the name of God and his teaching. (1 Timothy 6:1) Some time ago there was a song out with a line that read, "If Read more

The Need to Be Known (1 Timothy 5:25)

In the same way, the good deeds of some people are obvious. And the good deeds done in secret will someday come to light. (1 Timothy 5:25)  I spent hours helping a young person, and in the processRead more

Revealing Hidden Sin (1 Timothy 5:24)

Remember, the sins of some people are obvious, leading them to certain judgment. But there are others whose sins will not be revealed until later. (1 Timothy 5:24) One of the dangers we face inRead more

Wellbeing and Restraint (1 Timothy 5:23)

Don’t drink only water. You ought to drink a little wine for the sake of your stomach because you are sick so often. (1 Timothy 5:23) It seems to us like an odd command Paul gives to Timothy hereRead more

Maturity takes time (1 Timothy 5:22)

Never be in a hurry about appointing a church leader. Do not share in the sins of others. Keep yourself pure. (1 Timothy 5:22) Whenever a young person turns their back on their faith it's difficultRead more

Impartiality (1 Timothy 5:21)

I solemnly command you in the presence of God and Christ Jesus and the highest angels to obey these instructions without taking sides or showing favoritism to anyone. (1 Timothy 5:21) Every parentRead more

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