How to Start a Youth Ministry from Scratch

How to Start a Youth Ministry from Scratch

You want to start a youth ministry at your church (or perhaps you’ve been kindly asked by your minister)? That’s great! Youth ministry is an important ministry but where do you start?

The good news is, we are finding that when churches have intentional leaders who start up new youth ministries in NZ, we are seeing really high success rates in getting the ministries off the ground.

There is no cookie-cutter pattern to starting a youth group. There are a lot of variables that come into play. Firstly have a look at these articles. You will find some inspiration here.

You are not on your own, and it is good to talk and strategise with others before you start. So speak to your minister and folk in your congregation.

PYM is also here to help, so contact either Matt or Gordon. Another avenue for help may be your presbytery youth coordinator. Any of us would be happy to sit down and talk about your situation.