Our role of support is really diverse for some it might be providing or pointing leaders towards great training, for others it may be advocating for them, to help ensure they are being looked after by their parishes. In some regions it may be connecting up young people for regional services, Easter camps and social activities. For other areas we may be taking on more of a coaching role, supporting the key leaders to grow in their capacity to lead.
We are also very passionate about helping you to enable your congregation to be involved with the young people in your parish and in your wider community. Youth ministry for many now is not a group of young adults leading a group of teenagers. It is much bigger than that. And to be really honest if it is just that then you are missing out. Young people need all ages in their world. So how can your parish help provide that. How can you have a parish where all ages walk alongside each other. Where discipleship is a key attribute in relationships. Over the last few years we have had some people come in parent and grandparent roles at Easter Camp and what a joy that has been! They journeyed alongside their young people through out camp. Praying with them, pranking them (some very funny moments) and crying with them. We would love to have more of this happening all around our Presbytery!
We have a wide range of experience and work closely with our fellow Presbytery Central staff and our National PYM team so get in touch and see how we can support you, your leaders or your parish to support youth ministry happening in your community.
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Youth Ministry Team
Nga Rolston and Kyle Hastelow