TOGETHER WORKS BETTER

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 September 2022 newsletter. If you are not already on our mailing list, use the link on the right to sign up.

Coming Events

1 April 2023

Regional Summit (Waikato/Bay of Plenty) for youth leaders (and all church leaders), will be held at Totara Springs, Matamata.

8-10 May 2023

NextGen Summit - a national event for pastors of youth, young adults, children and families, plus key leaders and interns as well as camping programme staff, at Willow Park in Auckland.

27 May 2023

Regional Summit (Lower North Island) for youth leaders (and all church leaders), will be held at Forest Lakes, Otaki.

3-5 June 2023

FIRST Training (South Island) for emerging leaders aged 16-18yrs, will be held at Waipara Adventure Camp, Canterbury.

4-6 July 2023

FIRST Training (Central North Island) for emerging leaders aged 16-18yrs, will be held at Totara Springs.

11-13 July 2023

FIRST Training (Upper North Island) for emerging leaders aged 16-18yrs, will be held at Moirs Point Camp.

29 July 2023

Regional Summit (Upper North Island) for youth leaders (and all church leaders), will be held at Willow Park

23 September 2023

Regional Summit (South Island) for youth leaders (and all church leaders), will be held at Rutland St Church

3-5 October 2023

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, Riccarton Community Church (20-30 hours per week).

Our most recent blog posts

Looking Back to Look Forward: Five Lessons I’ve Learnt Through a Pandemic

- by Matt Meek, Youth Pastor: Riccarton Community Church, Christchurch Relationally deep programmes are comparatively easy to adapt Throughout the pandemic, youth ministry has for many churchesRead more

Caring for Our Volunteers

Recent reports about one church’s alleged treatment of interns are alarming but while extreme, such poor treatment is sadly not unusual. Over the years I’ve seen and heard of some disturbingRead more

Characteristics of an Effective Youth Ministry: 28. Communication

Good lines of communication exist between the youth ministry and all interested parties. So on twenty-third day of the third month, the month of Sivan the king’s secretaries were summoned, and aRead more

Characteristics of an Effective Youth Ministry: 27. Database

An accurate database of useful information for all young people and parents is kept and maintained. Give my greetings to Priscilla and Aquila and those living in the household of Onesiphorus.Read more

Characteristics of an Effective Youth Ministry: 26. Curriculum

There is an intentional long and short-term approach to planning a curriculum. You shall teach [these commands] diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, whenRead more

Characteristics of a Healthy Youth Ministry: 25. Planning

Programmes and events are well planned by a team of leaders with tasks delegated and shared. For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he hasRead more

Characteristics of a Healthy Youth Ministry: 24. Excellence

Programmes are prepared and run to a high standard and effort is made to continually improve their quality. Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for humanRead more

Characteristics of a Healthy Youth Ministry: 23. Missional

Young people understand the importance of mission and are engaged in service and evangelism. But how can they call on Him to save them unless they believe in Him? And how can they believe in Him ifRead more

Characteristics of a Healthy Youth Ministry: 22. Appropriate

Programming is effective in meeting the needs of those at various stages of maturity and Christian growth. I had to feed you with milk, not with solid food, because you weren’t ready for anythingRead more

Characteristics of a Healthy Youth Ministry: 21. Comprehensive

The youth programme seeks to build well-rounded disciples through Bible study, fellowship, worship and prayer. All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship,Read more

Characteristics of a Healthy Youth Ministry: 20. Culture

The youth ministry is a safe place where acceptance, affirmation and encouragement is experienced by all. Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us notRead more

Characteristics of a Healthy Youth Ministry: 19. Newcomers

Newcomers are made to feel welcome by youth and leaders alike and quickly gain a sense of belonging and involvement. I was a stranger, and you invited me in... when you did it to one of the leastRead more