Story of Stuff Project

Story of Stuff is a faith-based website about driving environmental and social change. The overall goal being to develop environmentally sustainable patterns of consumption that honors creation. The project began as an online 20 minute movie that went viral and is now a community of more than a million changemakers worldwide, working to build a more healthy and just planet. They have many videos that explain what you can do to make a difference for the world. Check out their website to get... >> read more

Faith Talk Triggers

The Faith Talk Triggers are a great way to start God-centred conversations with your kids and teenagers! The cards have fun "would you rather" openers, 40 different topics including reputation, peer pressure, forgiveness and many more. They are easy to use anywhere and would be great to start up God-inspired, meaningful conversations with your youth. A fun easy way to engage kids and teens on faith get yours today!
We have a couple of packs at AYM and you can email if you... >> read more

Take the Lead: Leading With E’s

Focusing on vital leadership traits, Take the Lead: Leading with E's is a leadership resource to develop you're leadership team's skills, when interacting with youth. The fourth and final in the series, this resource is the next step in developing your leadership team.

The course covers four ‘E’s of leadership:

– Leading with Enthusiasm

– Leading with Excellence

– Leading with Empathy

– Leading with... >> read more

Youth Delegates to Auckland Synod

We are on the hunt for two awesome young people to represent the youth of the Diocese at Auckland Synod in September (Thur 6th - Sat 8th)
Synod is the governing body of the Anglican Diocese of Auckland. It decides the future direction for the Diocese and the mind of the church on specific matters. It is a large body of around 400 people who meet in the cathedral for two and a half days. AYM has a total of four youth delegates, each elected for a two year term. We are looking for two... >> read more

Easter Resources for your Youth Group

Resourced has a bunch of Easter themed content for you to use! Games, Quizzes, Teachings and more. Resourced is written by youth workers for youth workers. So, everything is tried and tested. Click here for their Easter content. You can also head over to our youtube channel, where we have an Easter themed playlist for you to use. The videos are good summaries of why we celebrate Easter. >> read more


Resourced! ( is our National Youth Resource Website. Resourced! is full of articles and ideas to engage young people to create strong youth ministries. At their website you will find games, hooks, studies, training resources, and more. All resources have been tried and tested across the country, and are written for an Anglican Kiwi context by youth leaders and pastors with experience.

Resourced! also has a Facebook page, which you can follow to stay up to... >> read more

Helping Adolescents Work Through the Rising Tide of Anxiety

Rhett Smith has an excellent article on the Fuller Institute website about Anxiety and Youth. Relating through his experiences of anxiety in his own life as well as his professional life as a therapist, he lists several practical strategies that we can use as adults to help and support youth with anxiety. An insightful read, and a good reminder that anxiety is an increasingly relevant problem for youth.

You can read the article here. There is also a pdf of the strategies that... >> read more

Online Youth Resource: Ministry to Youth

Ministry to Youth is a site which provides teachings for Youth groups. It has many free teachings covering a range of topics - From the Lord's Prayer to Self-Image and Social Media. Each teaching includes games that tie in to the main teaching, Bible readings, and discussion questions for small groups. These teachings have been personally recommended by Charlie Baker (Resourced) who has used them in her ministry.

Ministry to Youth's free teachings are available here for... >> read more

Take the Lead: Leaders Can C

Focusing on the heart of leadership, Take the Lead: Leaders Can C is a training resource to start your teenagers on their Christian leadership journey. The third in the series, this resource is the next step in training older teenagers or young adults that have a leadership role.

The course covers four ‘C’s of leadership:

– Leaders Can Connect

– Leaders Can Collaborate

– Leaders Can Coordinate

– Leaders Can... >> read more

Funding for grass roots youth ministry

The Simkin House Fund exists to support youth ministry throughout the Diocese of Auckland.  It is distributed once a year.  The trustees will fund up to 50% of any project and will give priority to events (i.e. camps, retreats, and training) directly targeting teenagers.  The total funds for distribution are normally between $2500 -3000 (they are dependent on the interest earned by the Fund).

The funding round closes Friday 31 August 2018.  You can find further information and... >> read more