Church Life Resources

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: https://nz.pinterest.com/aymauckland/ >> read more

The AYM Lent Quiz

Learn about lent and have fun at the same time! Our AYM Lent Quiz is short, fun and easy to run in your youth group as part of your lent programme.

You can download the PowerPoint by clicking here. >> read more

Recommended Advent Resources

Check out this Human Christmas Tree game, great for an end of year Christmas Party or just a Christmas themed game at this time of year. Also check out some awesome Christmas-themed quizzes here and here. (please click on >>read more for the links)
AYM has put together a “Christmas Top 5” playlist on our YouTube Channel. Featuring skits, informational videos and even some Bohemian Rhapsody, these videos would make a great addition to any advent programme.
AYM has also... >> read more

AYM Lent Challenge 2015

We are super excited to launch our interactive, online AYM Lent Challenge for 2015!  Christians over the last 2000 years have prepared their hearts for Easter by focusing on Jesus and examining how closely they are still following him, a spiritual 'spring clean' if you like.  This has led some Christians to give things up for Lent (like chocolate and Facebook) to grow their 'spiritual muscles' and be more appreciative of God's blessings.  In 2015 we want to encourage you to be a blessing to... >> read more

Advent

• Sick of the commercialisation of Christmas? Check out the Advent Conspiracy here. Their mantra’s: worship fully, spend less, give more and love all.
• Advent wreaths, candles and themes??! Ken Collins answers all your questions here.
• Modern Christmas Carol – the same vocal group that brought us “Evolution of Beyoncé”, Pentatonix, have just released their version of “Mary, Did You Know” (last year’s “Little Drummer Boy” was pretty great too).
•... >> read more

Images for Pentecost

We've found some fun, some serious images for you to use this Pentecost.  Check out our AYM pinterest account here. >> read more

40 day Lent Challenge

Designed for teenagers, our 40 Day Lent Challenge encourages young people to follow in Jesus’ footsteps as they journey toward Easter.  We’ve included challenges for home, school and the weekend. There is a photo challenge every Friday and the Sunday readings are from the lectionary.  We recommend daily reminders by text or Facebook to your teenagers who are on the challenge.

Download here: 40 day lent challenge (1) >> read more

Christmas Ideas

Looking for resources for Christmas?
Resourced! has a range of ideas - games, studies, talks, prayers and more. As always, they have all been used with real live young people in real live Anglican youth groups and they have worked... so you know that they'll be good! Check them out here: anglicanyouth.org.nz/tag/christmas.

More resources are being added in the lead up to Advent, so make sure you like Resourced! on facebook to keep up to date with what's new. >> read more

Lent & Easter Resources

Lent is an awesome time to ditch the TV/chocolate/live-tweeting and re-focus your on what life is really all about, God! Here's some things to get you inspired, but don't forget to also follow us on Facebook and on Twitter for pLenty more Lent ideas!

Need some ideas?

Why use Instagram and Tumblr to keep track of pretty clouds and your breakfast, when you can use it to keep track of what your youth group is up to! See how St Chad's is nailing it: St Chad's youth's... >> read more