Goodbye & Hello

We said goodbye to our Ministry Assistant Daniel Louw last week, as he heads into the full-time workforce post University. Daniel was always prepared to do whatever was needed, to a high standard. We will miss him. Mark Prendergast has been welcomed as our new Ministry Assistant, he is attending Teachers College this year. Although it’s hard to align our calendars with so many part-timers in the team,  we really value this time together. We’re also looking forward to working with the new... >> read more

AYM Calendar 2018

The team at Anglican Youth Ministries are looking forward to working with you in 2018. Here’s our handy AYM wallplanner for 2018 to help you prepare for the year ahead. Here’s a quick summary of what’s in store:

For Youth

Passion                           Combined Youth Worship to mark the beginning of Lent

E-Fest                              Our annual Easter Camp for intermediates and high school... >> read more

Hostel of the Holy Name Youth Delegate Needed

The HHN has asked AYM to recommend to them a female trustee who would bring a youth perspective to their Trust board.  The Trust exists to support girls and women and distributes up to $300,000 over 2 funding rounds per year.  This would suit a woman between 18-30 years who enjoys making a difference and would value some experience as a Trustee.  In the past HHN has supported our Girls Retreats and the Grace Collective.

This is a great opportunity to be involved in praying for... >> read more

Youth Reps Motion to Synod 2016: Homelessness

Two of our wonderful youth reps, Michael Kennerley and Jeremy Harris, presented a motion to Auckland Synod on homelessness. It read:

THAT this Synod calls for the following courses of action:

That Ministry Units liaise closely and effectively with other community based organisations in efforts to house the homeless;

That the homelessness crisis be on the agenda for each clergy cluster meeting until Diocesan Synod 2017;

That each Ministry... >> read more

Who in your life challenges you?

Yesterday I filmed a video with Bishop Ross which will be released next week, and in that he prayed for the victims of the Orlando shooting, with humility, pain, deep emotion, lament and hope. That tragedy calls us to our knees in prayer, and to our feet in love to go and be with those who mourn. The Bishop’s love challenges me to love Jesus more, to love more like Him, to turn to God on my knees, and to be his hands and feet.  Who in your life challenges you to become more like your king,... >> read more

New Anglican Youth Ministry Qualification

This new qualification is the result of a collaboration between Laidlaw College and St John’s College. Students would gain a Bachelor of Ministries which would include youth ministry papers, Anglican Studies papers and field work. This qualification will be overseen by our National Youth Advisor for Tikanga Pakeha, Phil Trotter. Phil has managed to secure full scholarships ($7,000 fulltime, $1,200 part-time) for the first year of study and a high probability of ongoing funding through the St... >> read more