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

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

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 1 September 2017.  You can find further information... >> read more

AYM Pinterest

We have some specially curated Pinterest boards for different seasons of the year. Including teaching ideas, arts and crafts and games, there is something there for every youth group, in every season!

Check out our boards here: >> read more

AYM Lent Photo Challenge

Themes posted every Friday on our Facebook page. >> read more


AYM has purchased a brand new gazebo that is available for youth groups to borrow. Because this item is brand new, there will be a bond involved in borrowing. Email for more information or pop in to see us.

Dimensions: 426 x 426 x 233H cm >> read more

Echo the Story 36

Echo the Story 36 is a 36-session overview of the Bible for youth. From creation to the formation of the church, students enter into each story imaginatively—making observations, drawing, writing, and participating in group dialogue. Echo the Story uses a DVD, a participant Sketch Journal, and a detailed Leader Guide.  AYM has bought the series from the USA and it's arriving on our shores in the next week.  Click here for preview on the Sparkhouse Media website.  The AYM team are happy to... >> read more

Intercessory Prayer Resource

We had a great response to our Intercessory Prayer activity at the Combined Worship Service a couple of weeks ago.  As a result we have collated the resources we used into a Pinterest board which you can access here. The activity revolved around three levels of prayer: praying for our world, our nation and our church. These prayers were written on different coloured green leaves (with pink blossom petals for praise prayers), which were then stuck on our painted trees during the service... >> read more