CCCNZ Youth is a part of CCCNZ and operates under their oversight. Our statement of purpose is: To help churches develop effective youth leaders in healthy youth ministries.
Together with CCCNZ Children's and Families Ministries and NZ Rally we hold to five core convictions which appear at the bottom of this page.
Christian Community Churches of New Zealand is a national service trust serving a growing family of independent churches and support ministries across New Zealand. It aims to working together with these groups to grow, multiply and send, everyday disciples, leaders and churches into every local community in New Zealand.
Our National Youth Team
Leadership of CCCNZ Youth is provided through a national team of experienced youth pastors who assist us in ensuring what we do has grassroots support, relevance and effectiveness. Together they develop national strategy while those with regional responsibility serve churches and youth leaders in their region.
SCOTT DODDRELL: Central/East & South Auckland Regional Youth Enabler
Scott has been involved in local church youth ministry for about 20 years serving at Manurewa Bible Chapel. He is employed by Word of Life NZ where he oversees local church youth ministry in the North Island and is passionate about supporting, encouraging and developing the next generation of youth workers in NZ.
SEAN YOUNG: Top of the South Island Regional Youth Enabler
Sean is the youth pastor at Grace Church in Nelson where he has been employed as youth pastor for four years. Previously he has served with the NZ Army in Bosnia, and has worked for the NZ Police. He and his wife have two young children.
Our Core Convictions
CCCNZ Youth, CCCNZ Children and Families and NZ Rally agree that the following convictions should shape our conversations and strategies, and help us work together effectively:
We believe that all ministry has as its core the desire to grow lifelong disciples of Jesus Christ.
We believe that ministry to children and young people includes resourcing and supporting the entire family.
3. Leadership Development
We believe that all children and young people have the capacity to provide leadership and need encouragement and opportunities to do so.
We believe that ministry to children and young people needs to have an outward component, serving the community and reaching people with the good news of Jesus.
We believe that children and young people are an integral part of the wider church where they are known, valued and involved.