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

Coming Events

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: 18. Attendance

Attendance at programmes is monitored and leaders follow up absentees letting them know that they were missed. If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them gets lost, what will he do? Won’t heRead more

Characteristics of a Healthy Youth Ministry: 17. Individual

Every young person who comes to the youth programme is individually cared for and prayed for by at least one leader. O Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me. You know when I Read more

Less is More

“Less is More” is a saying made famous by the German designer and architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe who is regarded as one of the pioneers of modernist architecture. This style contrasted withRead more

Characteristics of a Healthy Youth Ministry: 16. Transition

The youth ministry successfully manages age-related transitions into and out of the youth ministry. When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. But when I grew up, I put awayRead more

Characteristics of a Healthy Youth Ministry: 15. Family

The youth ministry acknowledges the importance of the family and seeks to work with and support parents. And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today.Read more

Characteristics of a Healthy Youth Ministry: 14. Belonging

Young people regard the wider church as “their” church and are engaged and involved in its activities. I appeal to you, dear brothers and sisters, by the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ, to lRead more

Characteristics of a Healthy Youth Ministry: 13. Body

The youth ministry is an integral part of the church body and young people are known, valued and supported by all. [Christ] makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its ownRead more

Characteristics of a Healthy Youth Ministry: 12. Youth-led

Leadership responsibilities, training and opportunities to serve are given to young people. “The master said, ‘Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this smRead more

Characteristics of a Healthy Youth Ministry: 11. Diverse Leadership

Those involved in leadership in the youth ministry are drawn from a wide range of ages and personalities. These older women must train the younger women to love their husbands and their children, toRead more

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