Posts Tagged ‘leaders’

Recommended Resources: Top 5 Practical Books

These books are for youth leaders looking for practical youth ministry reads. All these books can be borrowed from the John Kinder Theological Library via their online catalogue: firstly, become a member, and then request the title(s) you want by following the steps outlined here. If the... See more

Developing Leaders: Seven Pathways to God

Contributed by: Emily Paterson and Kirstin Cant, Diocese of Auckland

A series of exercises to help young leaders and older teens to explore different ways of engaging and connecting with God.
God has made us all uniquely. Therefore, the way we draw close to and connect with God will be different for each of us too. Prayer and reading scripture are really... See more

Checklists: Support for Youth Leaders

Contributed by: ABC Guide to Safety

Good support for youth leaders ensures a safe environment for everyone. It also helps leaders enjoy what they are doing and grow in the process rather than burning out. Here's a checklist of things to put in place to ensure your youth leaders can thrive.

Safety: Confidentiality

Contributed by: Phil Trotter

Confidentiality is an important issue in youth work. Used well, it can strengthen the relationship and deepen trust between youth leader and young person. The general rule is that what is shared privately, remains between you and the young person. However there may be circumstances when, for... See more

Developing Leaders: Take The Lead

Contributed by: Karen Spoelstra, Diocese of Auckland

Do you want to turn the leadership potential you see in your teenagers into reality?
Are you keen to help your existing young leaders grow and mature in their leadership roles?
Are you looking for leadership training that is straightforward, grounded in Scripture, adaptable, and... See more

Safety: Transport

Contributed by: Charlie Baker (Diocese of Auckland)

It is essential that when we are providing transport for young people we do it safely and competently.  Creating a safety policy for transport will ensure that this happens. Here are some mandatory requirements for drivers, as well as points to take into consideration when creating... See more

Mentoring & Discipleship: Mentoring Young People

Contributed by: Phil Trotter

Mentoring Young People is a practical guide for training adults to be mentors. This manual covers the mentoring process from start to finish, and includes the purpose of mentoring, questions to ask during sessions, and safe practices.
Prepared by Phil Trotter, following a request by young... See more

Developing Leaders: Anglican Youth Ministry Qualification

The Anglican Youth Ministry Qualification (AYMQ) is for people called by God to a vocation in youth ministry.
Students obtain a Bachelor of Ministries Internship Degree from Laidlaw College with high Youth Ministry and Anglican components.
Study is undertaken via regional courses, block... See more

Checklists: New Volunteers

Contributed by: Charlie Baker, Diocese of Auckland

Looking for a new youth leader? Here are the four things you need to check before your new volunteer jumps on board...
Note: This checklist is intended as a guide. Your Diocese will have their own Recruitment Policy for Volunteers.  Check your diocesan website, or contact your Diocesan... See more

Developing Leaders: 10 Tips to Help You Disciple Your Young Leaders

Contributed by: Luke Shaw, Diocese of Nelson

Young leaders are people who will make mistakes and fail occasionally; they aren't expected to know everything. They are being sanctified by the Holy Spirit. Young leaders are allowed to ask questions about faith and life; they are allowed to wrestle with doubts and fears. They are prepared to let... See more

Checklists: Sustainable Practices

Contributed by: The Network of National Youth Ministry Leaders (NZ/Aotearoa)

For so long ‘burn out’ has been synonymous with youth ministry. Ministry is sacrificial, yes. But where we can look after our workers, we must.
The Network of National Youth Ministry Leaders (Aotearoa/NZ) have put together a list of seven practices that will sustain youth workers, youth... See more

Mentoring & Discipleship: 10 tips for growing disciples

Contributed by: Luke Shaw, Diocese of Nelson

Jesus said, "I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing." John 15:5
Disciples are people who are captivated and changed by God's grace and are in the process of becoming more like Christ. They encourage,... See more

Developing Leaders: Young Leaders Training: Shepherds and Sheep

Contributed by: Charlie Baker, Diocese of Auckland

'Shepherds and Sheep' is a training session intended to be used with a group of young leaders. By looking at Jesus, the Good Shepherd, they will discover more about Christian leadership and how to care for their own 'sheep'.
Introduction
If appropriate, you could share briefly about how... See more

How To: How to lead youth in prayer

Contributed by: Dion Fasi, Diocese of Dunedin

Prayer is one of the foundational practices of the Christian faith. Praying with a group of other believers is one type of prayer that can bring great blessing and encouragement to everyone involved.
Some main barriers to ‘group prayer’ are:
Shyness: many people are very shy when it... See more

Recommended Resources: Top 5 Youth Ministry Websites

Here's our top 5 places on the web for youth ministry! At each of these sites you'll find plenty of quality, free youth ministry resources, ideas and inspiration.
The Source
thesource4ym.com
This is the site that inspired RESOURCED! Best adjective: abundance! With thousands of... See more

Bible Engagement: How To Do A One on One Bible Study

Contributed by: Rev Peter Collier

A Simple Method for Studying the Bible One on One
It can be quite daunting meeting up with someone to look at the Bible together, especially if you have never done it before. However, even if you have never read the Bible with someone else before, it is possible to mine the riches of the... See more

Bible Engagement: How to Prepare a Bible Study

Contributed by: Phil Trotter

The heart of a good study is the questions and personal study of the passage by the leader.
 
Well Beforehand:
Be well familiar with the passage; study it yourself, maybe using these notes.
Come up with a 'Big Idea' - a 1-sentence summary of what you think the passage is... See more

Developing Leaders: Youth Leadership Team Building

Contributed by: Phil Trotter

It's great to get together with your youth ministry team at the beginning of the year.  Gather for an evening, an afternoon, a day or even get away overnight to team build, to pray and to plan the first term (or the whole year).
Here are some exercises you can use to help build and bond your... See more

How To: Planning events with purpose

Contributed by: Charlie Baker, Diocese of Auckland

Whether you're planning a special youth event, service or camp, here's a step by step guide that will help your event run smoothly and take your youth to the next level.
1. Prayer
Prayer is an essential part of the planning process. It's easy to forget to take time to pray when we're... See more

Recommended Resources: Top 5 Books for seasoned youth leaders

These books are for youth leaders asking, 'What's the next step?'. Combining a biblical framework with cultural insight and an honest critique of the church, they provide new thinking and understandings of youth ministry that may challenge current practice, counter inculturation, and offer ways... See more

Recommended Resources: Top 5 Books to read when you’re starting out

There are so many great books out there on youth ministry, but it can be hard to know just which to read.  These five books cover Youth Ministry 101. All have proven the test of time in delivering sound theology and practice for making disciples of our young people. Filled with practical ideas for... See more

How To: Fostering prayer in youth group

Contributed by: Sarah West, Diocese of Auckland

Sarah West shares the approach she has used with her youth group to help them develop a passion for praying together.
Modelling: Keep it Simple
If the youth pastor and/or youth leaders are praying long and complex prayers, it can put a silent pressure on the youth to conjure up ‘fancy’... See more

Developing Leaders: Mentoring for Leadership/Ministry Development

Contributed by: Phil Trotter

Questions you can use in a mentoring relationship, where the focus is on leadership and/or ministry development.
KINGDOM


  1. What is the strength of your ministry at the moment? Where would you like to see growth?

  2. How are you keeping God’s purposes at... See more

Bible Engagement: Hook, Look, Book, Took

Contributed by: Phil Trotter

Doing talks using the Hook, Look, Book, Took approach.
‘Talks’, ‘God-spots’, ‘devotions’, ‘up-fronts’ - whatever you call it, youth leaders often feel nervous about doing Christian input well on your main youth group night.
The ‘Hook, Look, Book, Took’ model is a pretty... See more

How To: Leading a Small Group

Contributed by: Charlie Baker, Diocese of Auckland

In a small group young people are given the space to grow in a more intimate setting. Small groups have the potential to create lasting connections with other people in an atmosphere where honesty and vulnerability is encouraged.
Physical environment
While small groups should be able to... See more

Checklists: Speaking Up Front

Contributed by: Phil Trotter


It's always good to take a moment after youth group to debrief how effectively the message was delivered. Use this checklist to run through the key aspects of speaking up front to help you and your youth leaders develop your communication skills.
Speaking Up Front Checklist (PDF, 65KB) See more

How To: Behaviour Management

Contributed by: Phil Trotter

Every youth group faces it at times – disruptive or distracting behaviour, inattentive young people, or failure to follow basic safety principles. Below are some tips on how to get the best behaviour out of your young people and how to deal with them when things start going awry.
Firstly, a... See more