connect online

Connect Online

7:00pm – 8:30pm Monday 15 March 2021Setting up your ministry to thrive
via Zoom, from anywhere in the country. 

[Register Here]

This is the first Connect online training of 2021. In this session we spend the first hour looking at what we can do to set up our ministry to thrive in this uncertain time. During the last half hour there will be time for group discussions.

We encourage leaders from the same church to sit together in the same room, perhaps have a meal beforehand, and during the group discussion segment chat amongst themselves. For leaders participating alone, we will use Zoom breakout rooms during the group discussion.

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

Future Connect Online dates for your calendar: 

  • 15 Mar, Setting up your ministry to thrive 
  • 10 May, Young Adults 
  • 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 Buzz Feb

We invite you to read our Buzz Newsletter

In this month’s Buzz:
:

  • Connect Online
  • Regional Connect
  • Youth Leader Coaching
  • Easter NUA
  • Emerge Leadership formation
  • Teen Mental Health
  • Key Leaders Retreat – Queenstown
  • General Assembly

or you can watch it here

Connect is going to look different this year!

 

We would love to put on the Connect conference as a national gathering once again this year but we have to acknowledge that New Zealand isn’t out of the woods yet in regards to potential future lockdowns and travel and gathering restrictions related to Covid 19. We appreciate that this uncertainty can cause a lot of stress particularly for those travelling from different parts of the country.
We know that there is so much fruit that comes out from the national conference. There is much benefit from youth leaders connecting with others from around the country, from worship together, and from the quality training and resourcing. While we can’t replace a national conference, we will do our best to deliver on the same goals.
With your safety as the first priority here are our plans for 2021

Multiple Regional Connects.

We want to bring some of the fantastic learning, worship and fellowship opportunities that our national Connect conference is so well known for to each of our five regions. These day-long local events will provide a wonderful opportunity for whole leadership teams, ministers and elders to learn and grow together at a very low cost and with very little travel time. These events are also far less susceptible to the cancellations and limitations that may again plague larger events due to Covid 19. We will be sending communications out about the location and dates for these Regional Connect dates in the next couple of weeks.

Six Connect Online trainings

As already promoted we have six 90 minute long zoom based training times. It’s our hope that Church leadership teams will gather together in someone’s home or the church, share a meal and participate in any of the relevant training sessions together.
  • 15 March, Setting up your ministry to thrive
  • 10 May, Young Adults Ministry
  • 12 July, Intermediates Ministry
  • 13 Sept, Transitioning well, moving on from Intermediate and High School.
  • 8 Nov, Helping parents win
Next week we will send registration info for our first Online Connect

Queenstown Key leaders retreat – 26-30 November

We want to give our key leaders the opportunity to connect the network with each other around the country. As the government is planning to issue Covid 19 vaccines to anyone who wants them by the end of the year we think that a key leaders retreat later in the year will provide the best and safest opportunity for national networking to happen. The aim of this retreat to reconnect, acknowledge, refresh and equip key leaders from across the PCANZ.

Part time vacancy – Auckland

Greyfriars Eden Epsom Presbyterian Church

Youth Ministry Coordinator 2021

one year contract
Greyfriars Church requires a creative person with a deep Christian faith and a desire to help young people grow spiritually. You will help them to learn about the Christian faith and the Bible, to develop their relationship with Jesus, to have fun with friends and express their faith in creative ways. You will lead/support existing ministries, including Sunday Youth, ZED intermediate age, Friday “the Pack “and Young Adults programmes.

Applications close 22 January 2021

Send your application to the Parish Minister, Rev John Malcolm john@greyfriars.org.nz

FT YOUTH COMMUNITY WORKER WANTED – Wellington

St. Barnabas Church (Plimmerton Presbyterian Parish) is looking for a full-time staff member to focus on two specific and related areas of ministry on a 50/50 basis of time allocation, namely:

  • to actively lead, encourage and develop all aspects of Christian life with and for youth and their families/whanau in alignment with the St Barnabas mission plan; and
  • to be actively engaged with and in the community of northern Porirua, providing care, compassion and support to youth and their families/whanau through the Schools, sports clubs and other locations where youth gather.

Applicants should possess appropriate attributes including: a strong Christian faith; boundless enthusiasm, integrity and honesty; initiative, confidence and self-motivation; strong communication and interpersonal skills; competent administrative skills; ability to function both as a team leader and team member; and flexibility of hours.

To apply for the position, or to enquire about the role or receive a full job description, please contact Rev. Richard McLean, richard@ppp.org.nz.

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

Auckland – Staff Positions in Youth Ministry and Social Media

Massey-Riverhead Presbyterian Church, a multi-cultural evangelical church on the growing northwest edge of Auckland, is currently needing to strengthen its staff team in the following three areas: youth, junior youth, and social media.  All of these are part-time positions, but could possibly be combined, or may be combined with study or other work.  The persons we seek are deeply committed Christian believers with excellent biblical understanding, are passionate about the gospel, are gifted in helping people come to faith and grow as followers of Christ, are warmly relational, have good people skills, communicate well, are team-players, are self-motivated, and are able to inspire and build.  Expressions of interest by 31st January 2021 to our senior minister, Stuart Lange:  stuart.m.lange@gmail.com 

1.Youth:
Pastoral care, evangelism, discipleship and teaching among youth (age 14+).  Co-ordination of senior youth work, working with a team of voluntary leaders.  The two main events are the Friday Night youth group and the Sunday morning “Disciples”.

2.Junior youth:
Teaching and pastoral care among junior youth (ages 11-14).  Main event is on Sunday morning.  (The appointee in this role may possibly also have a leadership role with ICONZ or ICONZ 4 Girlz).

3.Social Media co-ordinator:
Working on a variety of platforms ranging from social media to email marketing, media distribution to online community management, all for the purposes of proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ and helping build the church.

Vacancy: PT Youth Worker – Hamilton

Chartwell Cooperating Parish
Youth Worker

Chartwell Cooperating Church is seeking a Youth Worker for 10 hours a week to assist with a varied Youth programme.

A job description is available by phoning or emailing the Church Office. (07 855 7434 office@chartwellchurch.org.nz )

Applications should be emailed to the Church Office by 24 December 2020.

The Youth Worker position aims to sustain and develop work amongst our youth and enable ministry and mission to take place within Chartwell Cooperating Church Parish.

 

Hours of work

10 hours per week (minimum). This is a fixed-term contract for six months, owing to funding availability, with the expectation of a renewed contract as further funding becomes available.

 

Key Tasks

  • Support and lead activities and events that build community.
  • Explore opportunities to develop our youth ministry
  • Maintain and grow online presence for youth in Church
  • Manage the necessary resources for the programmes
  • Working in a team environment.