Archives for: November 2020

There were 5 posts published in November 2020.

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: 

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 )

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.

Vacancy: Youth Worker (Hawkes Bay)

Epic Ministries is looking for a passionate, hands-on Youth Worker.

Epic Ministries is a well-established Youth Development Organization that serves the community of Central Hawkes Bay. It has a strong missional focus that supports the development of youth practitioners while modelling the Christian kaupapa that underpins it. Our vision is to see a generation of young people empowered to reach their maximum potential; physically, socially, emotionally and spiritually so they can be contributors to a healthy community.

Epic Youth Workers have developed initiatives across: in school, after school and camps as a framework to engage and develop young people. Connections established with the local community, Police and District Council serve as the platform for youth development focusing on good practice around authentic relationships using a strengths-based approach.

We’re looking for an experienced Youth Worker who is willing to be part of and invest into our team culture.

As an Epic Youth Worker, you will:

  • work with our team across a range of programs and initiatives
  • help with the development of young leaders and mentors
  • work with individual youth to help strengthen their story
  • facilitate a range of outdoor experiences and activities

Skills and Experience required:

  • five or more years youth work experience
  • experience leading a range of outdoor activities
  • willingness to engage and develop relationships with youth, families and the community
  • the ability to manage Health and Safety practices
  • a full Drivers License

Personal Attributes:

  • a strong personal alignment with the mission, vision and values of Epic Ministries
  • a heart to see youth empowered
  • resilience and grounding in healthy spiritual practices
  • energy, adaptability and a practical approach

Applicants must be eligible to work in New Zealand and must undergo the Police Vetting process

Please email your CV and covering letter to

We need your help to make Tips and Tricks videos

PYM is currently working on making some Tips and Tricks videos which will be used when coaching youth leaders. We need your help!

We are wanting youth leaders to film little 30s clips of themselves answering questions, Below are the questions we would love you to answer.

You can film 1 video answering 1 question or film multiple for each topic whatever feels manageable.  The best way to film is to just film facing a camera and be somewhere quiet so we don’t pick up too much background noise! Just remember that 30 seconds is a great length and over a minute is probably a bit long (unless it’s a really epic story that needs slightly longer)

Video parameters:

  • Send as many video’s in as you like but keep it around 30s-1 minute long.
  • Film in landscape view
  • Be yourself and have fun with it
  • Reduce background noise.
  • Use a good camera if possible.
  • feel free to answer the question or share any stories you might have about a win that’s happened on that topic: e.g. a time discipline led to a young person gaining confidence

Please send your videos to

The Questions

We love to hear your stories and ideas and maybe even something that didn’t work well….

1.Dealing with unacceptable
How you have provided discipline in a way that’s both loving and effective?
What is the best rule you have put into place in your ministry?

2.Teaching and Communication

What is the best tip you have to communicate what you want effectively with teens.
How do you get students talking during small groups?

3.Discipling young people

What does discipleship look like in your context?

4. Adolescent development

How has your teens adolescent development shaped what you do or how you do ministry?
What do you do differently for your year 9 vs year 13 students?

5. Engaging and Supporting Parents

What’s the best way you have found to support and engage with parents?

How has engaging with parents changed your ministry for the better?

6. Pastoral care

What is one practical way that you have shown care to your young people?

7. Intergenerational Ministry
What is the best way you have found for building intergenerational relationships?
Do you have a story of young and old forming connections?