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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

News

Newsletter

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

Coming Events

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: 10. Trained Leaders

Youth leaders are experienced and receiving ongoing training, mentoring and support in their leadership role. Work hard so you can present yourself to God and receive His approval. Be a goodRead more

Characteristics of a Healthy Youth Ministry: 9. Exemplary Leadership

Youth leaders are good role models for young people showing maturity and a genuine Christian faith that is evident to all. Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an exampleRead more

Characteristics of an Effective Youth Ministry: 8. Assessed

The youth ministry regularly assess itself and identifies areas which need to be strengthened or developed. Examine yourselves to see if your faith is genuine. Test yourselves. Surely you know thatRead more

Characteristics of an Effective Youth Ministry: 7. Strategic

The youth ministry has a clear sense of direction and is working purposefully toward achieving God-given goals. Commit your actions to the Lord, and your plans will succeed. (Proverbs 16:3) If itRead more

Characteristics of an Effective Youth Ministry: 6. Values-Based

The youth ministry has a conscious culture based on shared Biblical values and unique strengths. Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my LoRead more

Characteristics of a Healthy Youth Ministry: 5. Purposeful

The youth ministry emphasises making disciples who live out the Great Commandment and the Great Commission. Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Read more

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