We are excited to introduce Sustainable Practices for Youth Ministry, a practical guide to help churches think through the key issues of either employing a youth worker or managing a key volunteer youth leader.
Longevity of our youth leaders is crucial if we are to reach this generation.
This resource contains seven sustainable practices which we hope all churches will adopt. By doing so, churches will make a significant step towards sustainable youth ministry. Longevity for youth leaders means better serving and loving young people in the name of Christ.
This is a working document, and we ask you establish a working group to go through this resource. The group will explore each of the sustainable practices in turn; reflect on how the church is already embracing this practice and then list action points on ways the church can improve on what it currently does.Whether the sustainable practices are new to you, or your church is embracing several or all of the practices, your church will benefit from identifying areas of improvement.
This resource has the potential to change the culture of youth ministry throughout Aotearoa, as it has been endorsed not only by PCANZ, but by seven other mainline denominations.