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I Love Taiwan Youth Exchange Programme 2018

4-21 July 2018

Applications are invited from young adults who attend Presbyterian Churches in New Zealand to participate in a two-week programme in Taiwan in July 2018. 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.


Free gift from the Bible Society at Easter Camp

Each year the Bible Society has given a different gospel to young people attending Easter Camp. This year they are giving out something a little different.

The Bible Society has spent the past year producing a Field Guide to the Bible in response to the key questions raised by young people in their national survey in 2016.

The book includes:

  • What is the Bible and why should I read it?
  • How to read the Bible and how to hear God through the BIble
  • The Big story of the Bible and Bible Timeline
  • A book guide to each book of the Bible
  • FAQs

If your young people are going to Easter Camp they will receive a copy. Otherwise, you can buy the book for $9.99 at Mana.

More Info


Apply for Internship – Switzerland

With application deadlines 15 March, the WCC invites applications of church-engaged youth to undertake an internship with the council at the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva in 2018.

WCC member churches are invited to send in applications of young people actively involved in church and ecumenical relations to the WCC internship programme. The programme’s overarching goal is to strengthen church and ecumenical relations with the churches and create benefits for young people through:

  • capacity building
  • ecumenical formation
  • regional relations
  • international and multicultural exposure
  • leadership building for work in the churches

The programme offers an 18-month programme for four young people aged 21-29 who hold an undergraduate degree. Interns are assigned to work for 12 months at the WCC offices in Geneva, Switzerland in one of the programme areas of the WCC. This is then followed by a six-month work placement in the intern’s own country.

Available work areas include Communication, Health and Healing, Just Community of Women and Men, and Commission of the Churches on International Affairs.

For more information, please contact Youth@wcc-coe.org.

Download application guidelines (pdf 254 KB, also available as Word document)

For more information or help with the application please contact Wayne@presbyterian.org.nz


Job: SU Consultant

Scripture Union NZ
Otago/Southland Youth Consultant
4 Days per week (subject to funding)

Scripture Union is a dynamic not for profit organisation with more than 130 years of history working in New Zealand. We work with churches to create opportunities for young people to discover and follow Jesus, and grow in their faith and influence their world. We are looking for an experienced youth worker, who is passionate about supporting youth work in New Zealand churches and growing and developing young leaders. We need someone who is a gifted communicator and a great listener. You need to be passionate about camping, scripture engagement, and equipping young people to live out their faith on a daily basis. You will provide support and training to Youth Pastors and youth leaders, and you will work with young people in different environments from youth group to adventure camping. The role does require quite a bit of travel, but a work car is provided. If you have a passion to support what God is doing with youth in the churches in Otago and Southland then contact Neville Bartley neville.b@sunz.org.nz for a detailed job description. Applications close 23rd February 2018.


CCA invites delegates for Youth Assembly

The Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) is holding a Youth Assembly in Indonesia in April.

Young adults from the Presbyterian Church with an interest in this can apply to be a delegate (the age criteria is young adults aged 20-35). Some travel subsidy will be available, but all costs are not yet confirmed. Download application forms here. Applications will need to be confirmed by the Assembly Executive Secretary. The closing date for applications is 15 February.

If you would like to consider this, please contact Global Mission officer, Rev Phil King for more information.


PT Youth Worker CHCH

Beginning February/March 2018

Working with youth from year 7 to 13, growing the youth
ministry at John Knox Presbyterian Church in Rangiora.
20 hours per week (with a potential 10 hours per week
with 24-7 YouthWork in Rangiora High.)
Contact Jason King for an application pack
027 452 7546
Applications close 9th February 2018


Overview: That John Knox Presbyterian Church in Rangiora will be a welcoming and nurturing place for young people to develop to their full potential, including their spiritual and personal formation in Christ and His Church

About John Knox Presbyterian: JKP is a friendly church that welcomes all ages. We have about 150 households under our pastoral care with an active partnership with Presbyterian Support, whose facilities occupy the same site. Our Sunday Worship service is a blend of the traditional and contemporary. Our Friday Evening service, (T.G.I.F.) has a youth bias with a community meal beforehand. Our youth (2:42 for year 9-13 and Cornerstone for year 7-8) meet together after the service with a mixture of socials, activities and a devotional input.
The Opportunity: is to work with youth as well as to develop, lead and mentor a team of volunteer youth leaders to create a Christ centred ministry at John Knox. A ministry in which:
– youth grow in their faith with Christ,
– grow in their relationship as a faith community,
– and grow in their capacity to serve and transform their community.

HOURS: 20 hours per week (This is 20 hours specifically in the context of John Knox Presbyterian with the potential of 10 hours working through 24-7 YouthWork at Rangiora High.)
The Role Includes:
• Leading and running Youth programmes on Friday evening and events throughout the term.
• Pastorally caring for youth at JKP, mentoring and developing the Christian potential in each
young person at JKP.
• Being part of a team responsible for the T.G.I.F. service on Friday Evenings.
• Connecting the youth into the wider church family at JKP
• Connecting the youth into the wider community with specific attention into Rangiora High
through 24-7 YouthWork.
What you bring to the role:
• A passion for Youth and proven experience in youth ministry.
• A strong desire to see the God-given potential of every young person lived out to the max.
• A strong faith and commitment to God’s Church.
• A hunger to see the church reach out into the schools and wider community
• You must have a sense of fun and live out an active faith with a positive outlook on life.

The Process:
For more information contact Jason King (jasonrking8@gmail.com or 027 452 7546) for a full Job Description or if you just have questions. Alternatively, you can check out our website or facebook pages for more information about JKP. (johnknoxrangiora.vpweb.co.nz)
To be eligible to apply, you must hold NZ Residency and have a full, clean NZ drivers’ licence. As a condition of your appointment, you must successfully complete NZ Police vetting.
If you intend to apply, send a cover letter with your resume to Jason King by 9th February 2018 to:
jasonrking8@gmail.com or 32 Kingsbury Ave

(Please provide at least 2 referees we can contact.)


WCC invites applications to Stewards Programme, Switzerland.

With application deadline 31 January, the World Council of Churches invites ecumenical youth to be stewards at the 2018 Central Committee in Geneva, Switzerland.

The Stewards Programme aims to bring together a dynamic and diverse group of 20 young people from all over the world from 5-23 June 2018.

Stewards are young people between the ages 18 and 30 years old. English is the working language of the programme, and patience, ability to work with people from other countries and cultures, as well as a willingness to work together as a team, are key.

For any questions or further information, please contact youth@wcc-coe.org

Download application guidelines (pdf, 650 KB) (download as .docx, 185 KB)