WOF Training: Sticky Situations


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Workshop – WOF Training: Sticky Situations

Navigating the inevitable sticky situations of youth ministry.
[Double Workshop]

Time: 10:30 & 11:50 Saturday
CoreTopic: Emerging Leaders
Where: Pinewood Dining
Style: Interactive Workshop

A young person confides in you that they are taking drugs and pleads with you not to tell their parents…What would you do? A student confides in you that they are being sexually abused at home. Who can you tell?

These are just some of the sticky ethical scenarios that we will help you navigate in this comprehensive Code of Ethics Training. This training goes towards the PCANZ Children’s and Youth Leader Safety WOF certificate.

Note you must attend all four workshops (Sticky Situations 1&2 and Eventful Events 1&2 to receive your WOF certificate)


Matt Chamberlin


Matt Chamberlin is the National Youth Director for the Presbyterian Church. He has been involved in youth work for over a decade working as a youth pastor, youth worker in schools and as a General Manager of a youth work agency.  Matt finds great synergy in the way that his interests in youth work, counselling, science and theology can complement each other as we wrestle with how to build the church in the 21st century.

Gordon Fitch


Gordon is the National Youth Ministry Manager for the Presbyterian Church. He is married to his wonderful American wife Amanda. Gordon’s interests include football, golf, travel, and he has a real passion for mission and family. Gordon has served in youth ministry for 18 years, in a number of contexts, and has experienced God do some incredible things.