Category: Promotion

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SAVE THE DATE: Connect 2022

The last time we ran our flagship youth workers conference was in 2019. It seems a lifetime ago that we gathered in Ohope as a community of youth workers, ministers and elders, who share a youth ministry kaupapa . With the nation moving into the new traffic light system, we have confidence that we will be able to run the Connect conference, but at this stage with the uncertainty of exactly how the traffic light system will work, we cannot yet confirm where it will happen in 2022. 

With this being said, we have provisionally booked two different venues in two different parts of country during the July School holidays. We have booked both the 14-16 July in Auckland and the 22 –24 July in Wellington. After observing the roll out of the traffic light system, conversations with experts and stakeholders, we will make an announcement on the 21 Feb, which will clarify if we are going to run Connect, where and when.  

Please put both these dates in your diaries. We know you understand there is much uncertainty in the country at the moment and why we are not able to announce a date and venue for Connect at this time. 

COMING SOON: The Whānau Friendly process

In March 2022, the Whānau Friendly process will be launched.

Our dream is that the local church is a place where all generations are present, thriving, encouraging one another and growing in faith together. The Whānau Friendly process has been designed to help your church move closer to this. 

The resource is available for churches to run in the new year. In this process your whole congregation will discover together six ministry essentials that can help ministry to children, young people and their families flourish in your parish. Your congregation will also discover that everyone benefits and grows when we are intentional about connecting across the generations. 

The resource has been created in partnership with Presbyterian Children and Families Ministry and includes a film series, intergenerational teaching curriculum, community surveys and resources to create actions and priorities for ministry. 

NUA: Move

SU Ireland and SU Scotland together bring you NUA:Move – A brand new 3 part series helping those leaving primary education make the big Move to secondary school!

Available: May 31st 2021!

Info: 3 Episodes – approx 6mins each (suitable also for church youth groups or at home)

Join Sarah Campbell, Darren Bourke and Mark Murray in exploring the feelings we face during a big change like this, the influences that shape us and the growth opportunities among the challenges.

Alongside the videos is a downloadable resource pack with quizzes and reflection activities formatted for classroom delivery, youth groups and home learning.

Young Adult Ministry Essentials – Online Training

It’s no surprise to any of us when we hear the data saying there are less and less young adults in our churches. Many of us in ministry are experiencing this first hand. Whilst there is no silver bullet to change this situation, understanding the way young adults think about faith and life and how that might differ to other generations is a key starting point if the church wants to connect with and be relevant to the young adults in our community.

We have invited Paul Humphreys to come and share with us and lead us in a conversation around engaging with young adults. Paul has had years of experience working with and journeying alongside young adults as a youth pastor and in camping ministry, both in New Zealand and overseas. Alongside Paul’s hands on experience, he has also read widely and thought deeply about the church’s engagement with its younger members. Currently Paul serves as the National Leadership Facilitator for Scripture Union New Zealand.

7:00pm – 8:30pm Monday 10 Maay 2021:
Young Adult Ministry Essentials
via Zoom, from anywhere in the country. 

[Register Here] 

After registering you will be emailed information on how to attend the training.

Future Connect Online dates for your calendar: 

  • 12 July, Intermediates
  • 13 Sept, Transitioning well, moving on from Intermediate and High School.
  • 8 Nov, Helping parents win

These are our provisional topics, we may change topics if circumstances require us to tackle another topic urgently.

The Justice Conference – 22 May 2021

It can be difficult to know how to start making a difference in a world filled with inequalities and uncertainties.

We often see how broken relationships and injustice can keep people trapped in poverty. But God’s at work amid the world’s chaos, and we can partner with him in transforming and restoring relationships, communities and the world.

That’s why Tearfund are excited to invite you to The Justice Conference 2021! A global gathering of Christians who are passionate about living out the message of Jesus and making justice a way of life!

Since 2016, Tearfund has been hosting The Justice Conference in New Zealand. This year, the conference will be online, broadcast on 22 May 2021 from 11 countries over 24 hours. 

You’ll be hearing from top notch speakers around the world whilst also having the opportunity to join with thousands of Christians as we pray, worship, discuss and take action together.

 

Tearfund have an inspiring line-up of speakers including Danielle Strickland, Krish Kandiah, Lisa Sharon Harper and many more, tackling topics such as racism, poverty and climate change from a biblical perspective.

The conference starts at 6pm New Zealand time, but don’t worry we’re not expecting you to watch at 2am in the morning! The sessions will be available to stream On Demand, so why not host a watch party with your friends, family or church group on a day and time that suits you?  

Tearfund invites you to join us as we dig deep into God’s word and get equipped to follow his call to ‘do justice, to love kindness and to walk humbly with our God’ (Micah 6:8).

 

 

Blessings,
The Justice Conference Team

Andrew Norton Young Leaders Scholarship

For innovative and creative young leaders

 

The Andrew Norton Young Leaders Scholarship was established in 2019 in the loving memory of Very Rev Andrew Norton, past Moderator, and a creative and innovative leader in the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand. This fund supports young people in the Alpine Presbytery in formal leadership formation

Eligibility

For leaders under 40 years of age who Alpine Presbytery recognise as being:

  • Innovative
  • Influencers
  • Risk takers
  • Theological thinkers
  • In, or likely to be in leadership roles in a ministry of Alpine Presbytery

Areas of Use

  • Study (undergraduate, post graduate) in areas of innovation, leadership, or theology, that have potential to inform church and faith formation
  • Research project expenses in areas of innovation in local church life
  • Approved conferences, including conference fees and travel expenses exploring innovation in local church life

Details

Up to $3000 per annum

Applications to be received by the Presbytery in December and granted in February the following year.

 

Applications to:

The Executive Officer martin@alpinepresbytery.org by 20 December

ORIGIN coming to, Auckland, Hamilton, Christchurch and Dunedin

Origin events are put on by Word of Life ministries, these events would be great for our evangelical churches. The vision for these events is that young people would step out in faith and invite their ‘unsaved’ friends so they can hear the Gospel.

This is what Word of Life says about these events.

“ORIGIN is a wild, crazy night of fun for youth, full of loads of activities where teenagers can go free-for-all and choose how they want to pack their night! Every teen that attends is bound to have an absolute blast! More than that, it is an exciting opportunity for them to hear the Gospel!”

International Youth Day, 12 Aug 2020

The United Nations, since 2000, has declared 12 August as International Youth Day (IYD). This is to raise awareness about the issues young people in different countries care about the most. Youth organizations and organizations working with young people are invited to highlight the efforts of young people in creating a better world.

The World Council of Churches has put together an International Youth Day Toolkit to help youth workers prepare our churches to engage in youth issues.

https://www.oikoumene.org/en/resources/documents/wcc-programmes/youth/iyd-2020-toolkit/

SU Winter camps, both online and offline

 

SU camps are looking a little different this Winter as you can imagine, but they will be awesome as always.

Be Scene

Wellington
13-16 July 2020 (Day camps)
School Year 9-13 in 2020
$85

https://www.sunz.org.nz/youth/sucamps/sucamps-winter-2020/be-scene/

Do you love everything about the stage and acting? Then this camp is for you. Come along and join with other young people each day and have fun with all that is drama. Learn how you can use drama to worship and serve God. Meet new people, make new friends and grow in your faith as we dive into drama and the Bible. Please note this is a day camp, not a residential camp.

Re:create

Online camp (held on Zoom)
6-9 July 2020
School Year 11-13 in 2020
$60

https://www.sunz.org.nz/youth/sucamps/sucamps-winter-2020/recreate/

Join us for four jam-packed days of activities and connection as youth from across the country plug in to meet together and recreate community as we know it! Through Zoom calls in the morning (9-11am) and evening (7-9pm), we’ll be interacting in a variety of fun and safe ways – from creative challenges, to engaging with Creation, to thinking big thoughts… and everything in between. The sessions will consist of engaging faith-based videos, plenty of time to chat, and activities to get your minds racing and bodies moving both during the sessions and in the hours in-between.

Please register by 1 July so that we can get your activity packs delivered before camp!

Prerequisite: You need to have the use of a device that is able to connect to the internet via zoom.

 

Reset

Online camp (held on Zoom)
6-9 July 2020
School Year 7-10 in 2020
$60

https://www.sunz.org.nz/youth/sucamps/sucamps-winter-2020/reset/

Have you always wanted to go on camp but don’t see yourself as the outdoor adventure type? Do you like to meet new people but struggle in a crowd? Are you someone who enjoys being online? Are you sick and tired of rainy winter days spoiling your holidays? Then this camp is for you. Come and join us on-line and meet with young people from all around New Zealand for 4 days of exploring faith, fun and making friends.

Please register by 1 July so that we can get your activity packs delivered before camp!

Prerequisite: You need to have the use of a device that is able to connect to the internet via zoom.

Online Ministry? Voke

As things progress with Covid-19, if it comes to the point we can no longer meet physically together. It’s good to think through how your group can gather online in different ways.

A couple years back I took a small group of 12 teenagers through the NUA material from SU. We watched the videos in a living room, ate food and had great faith conversations, it was so good. I think I paid $40 for the NUA material, but SU have got in contact with us, because the NUA material along with other resources is on a free app called VOKE.

In the app, young people can either go through the material on their own, with another person or it can be done as a whole group.

I think this is a great resource that could be very beneficial to youth ministries if they have to stop meeting together.

NUA

Apple: https://app.appsflyer.com/id1056168356?pid=VokeAppSite

Android: https://app.appsflyer.com/org.cru.voke?pid=VokeAppSite