Category: Promotion

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Children’s and Youth Leaders Safety Warrant of Fitness Training

Keeping young people out of hospital and youth and children’s workers out of prison…

 ***Key leaders please pass this on to your teams***

 PYM and Kids Friendly are happy to announce this free warrant of fitness training days

21-23 July – @ Connect – Waikanae
12 Aug – Oamaru (Weston Community Church) – 9am-2:30pm (lunch provided by Synod)
16 Sept – Auckland (Ranui PIC) 9am-4pm
11 Nov – Christchurch (venue tbc) – 9:30am – 3:30pm

Cost: Free to people from Presbyterian or Uniting churches. $20 for others.

 The warrant of fitness training day encompasses vital training on the youth and children’s code of ethics and health and safety practices and is strongly recommended for all leaders working with children or youth.

 For more information on the WOF training please visit http://pym.org.nz/wof/

 Participants must attend the full day in order to receive the PCANZ WOF certificate.

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Tips for studying the Bible (July is Bible Month)

July is Bible Month.

The Bible Society, as part of it’s Good for Life campaign, have released some great resources that might be useful for your youth ministry. They have some excellent testimony videos, Bible Studies, A Bible Summary, posters and a six month New Testament Reading Challenge which includes a completion certificate.

The Bible Society have also given these tips for studying the Bible.

Tips for studying the Bible

PRAY – ask God to help you understand what you’re about to read.

READ AND LISTEN – read the passage slowly and carefully. Think about the parts that stand out for you. Read those verses again.

THINK / REFLECT – ask yourself some questions:
• What’s the main point of the passage?
• What does it say about God? Does it say anything about
what God wants for me?
• Is there something I need to learn? Is there an example to follow, or a warning? Is God giving me a promise?
• How does God want me to respond in my thoughts, words and actions?

WRITE / JOURNAL – it’s also good to write down your thoughts and the verses that really stood out for you in a journal so you can look back on what you’ve learned.

PRAISE – thank God for his Word and what you’ve learned today. If you find your Bible hard to understand, have a look at some advice on finding an easier to read Bible.

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Chaplaincy Training Course, 24-25 June, Palmerston North

Chaplaincy – walking alongside students to help school communities thrive.

Use your caring skills and connect with young people who need a “listening ear”.  We can help shape your natural pastoral leanings at a Lifewalk CARE course.

Join our next course on  24-25 June at Palmerston North to begin the training needed to equip you for this important role in our State schools.

Contact Sally at wellington@lifewalk.org.nz for more information and the opportunity to join others, from the Lower North Island, who want to positively impact young lives.

Following this intensive two-day course, you will be ready to be matched to a   school and begin ‘on the job chaplaincy work’, whilst receiving continuing training and supervision. (www.lifewalk.org.nz).

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Porn and the Grace of God Tour

Jessica Harris is an author, blogger, and international speaker characterized by her courage, transparency, and grace.

Speaking from her own experience, and from her passion for authenticity, she brings to light the issues of women who are addicted to pornography. Jessica also speaks on relationships, abstinence, and prolonged singleness.

Her message encourages others to live abundant lives full of freedom. Few speakers address these issues from a Godly perspective with honesty, humour and candour pulling from her own life experiences.

Jessica has been featured in the documentary “The Heart of the Matter” as well as on ABC Nightline. She has been a guest author for numerous blogs, including Covenant Eyes, Proverbs 31 Ministries, and Sheila Wray Gregoire’s To Love Honor and Vacuum. In 2016, she released her self-published memoir, Beggar’s Daughter, and is currently working on her next book. You can find out more about Jessica by visiting her website: beggarsdaughter.com.

Jessica is speaking over two days at venues in Hamilton, Auckland and Tauranga. Come and hear a story of God’s wonderful healing grace AND how you can know the warning signs AND how you will be able to help those in need.

Please Note: You will need to pre-register and pay for the seminars but not the evening meetings.

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Seminars: $20.00 pp

(for Pastors, Youth Pastors, Children and Family Pastors, and Counsellors)

Please PRE-REGISTER by clicking on the event you wish to attend:

Monday 29 May at 9.00-11.30am
Hamilton
Hamilton Central Baptist Church, 33 Charlemont Street, Hamilton 3200

Monday 29 May at 3.00-5.00pm
Tauranga: Lifechurch, 934 Cameron Rd, Tauranga 3112

Tuesday 30 May at 11.30-1.30pm (no lunch)
Auckland (Pakuranga): Eastgate Christian Centre, 5 Ben Lomond Drive, Pakuranga Heights, Auckland 2010

Tuesday 30 May at 3.00-5.00pm
Auckland (North Shore): Gracegate Church, 42 Parkway Drive, Sunnynook, Auckland 0632

Click here to download a flyer

Evening meetings:

(for Church Elders, Teachers, Parents and Youth). All Welcome.

No pre-registration necessary – just come along – an offering will be taken

Monday 29 May at 7.00-9.00pm
Tauranga:
Lifechurch, 934 Cameron Rd, Tauranga 3112

Tuesday 30 May at 7.00-9.00pm
Auckland (North Shore): Gracegate Church, 42 Parkway Drive, Sunnynook, Auckland 0632

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2017 Easter Camp Gospel of Luke

At Easter Camp this year, keep an eye out for Bible Society’s new Easter Camp Gospel of Luke (NLT) designed especially for us. Perfect for a Term 2 follow-up to Easter Camp, the Gospel will feature an 8 week discussion guide for youth groups, chapter summaries to help you understand what you’ve just read and pause reflection sections to help you pause and hear God when reading it.

This Gospel has been created especially to help youth hear from God and learn to follow Jesus, so ask your leader to pick up copies for your youth group.

Easter Camps 2017

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I Love Taiwan Youth Exchange Programme 2017

28 June – 15 July 2017

Applications are invited from young adults who attend Presbyterian Churches in New Zealand to participate in a two week programme in Taiwan in July 2017. This programme, “I Love Taiwan” will  include young adults from many different countries, who will join together in a variety of cross cultural experiences, including a mission camp, cycling tour and sharing in youth activities of the PCT.

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Youth Gathering Leipzig 2017, ‘Meet the World’.

Are you aged 18-25? Would you be interested in meeting with young people from around the globe?

The World Communion of Reformed Church is holding their General Assembly in Germany in June, and there is a youth gathering prior. This will involve Christian young adults from throughout the world sharing in worship and key issues affecting us globally.

  • Social transformation: Social justice
  • Global challenges: Climate change
  • Models of change: Post-Growth movements
  • Spirituality: Praying and Bible study
  • Methods: Lectures, debates, panel discussions

People interested in representing PCANZ are invited to register their interest by contacting Gordon Fitch gordon@pym.org.nz

PCANZ will cover the cost of the youth gathering which includes programme, meals and accommodation. (Maximum of two from PCANZ will be accepted).

International travel will be at the participants expense (churches will be encouraged to fundraise to support them). It will be an amazing experience well worth the investment.

http://youth.wcrc.eu/

 

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Dr Andrew Root – 11 Feb, Dunedin

“Encountering Christ in community together”

An inspiring day with Dr Andrew Root exploring ministry with children and young people in shared life-communities

 Saturday 11 February 2017, 9.00 am to 4.00 pm

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