Posts Tagged ‘mission’

Social Justice & Outreach: Better World

Contributed by: Kirstin Cant, NZCMS

Are you up for radical adventure? Seeing the world? Digging deep into the issues of social justice?
Better World is a radical social justice experience where a group of young people are taken on a 10 month journey across 3 countries and dig deep into 4 areas of social justice; Urban Poverty,... See more

Social Justice & Outreach: Live Below The Line

Do the "Live Below the Line" challenge together!
Live Below the Line is bringing about change and giving people hope. It is a campaign to create awareness and raise fund for some of the 1.2 billion people around the globe who live below the global poverty line - that's the New Zealand... See more

Senior Youth: Jesus Stopped: A Bible Study on Mark 10:46-52

Contributed by: Phil Trotter

Big Idea
Jesus is the compassionate king, distracted even from his biggest mission by one man in need.
Launching Questions
1. What stops you in your tracks? For example if you’re on your way to something, or have something important to do, what distracts you from... See more

Social Justice & Outreach: Film the Past

Contributed by: Phil Trotter, Diocese of Christchurch

Past ways are powerful!
Make it your group project to visit rest homes with a list of questions and ask the residents about how they coped before the age of the refrigerator, cheap clothes, and plastic bags.
Share the results to inspire your school, community or church to live more... See more

Social Justice & Outreach: Cookin’ Up Some Love

Contributed by: Phil Trotter, Diocese of Christchurch

Does your youth group love food? (What group doesn't?!) Here are a few ideas to use their love of food to bless their local community.
Does your church have a freezer of pre-prepared meals ready to go for families that have a crisis and need some time off cooking? If so, spend an evening with... See more

Social Justice & Outreach: Mission Encounters

Contributed by: Kirstin Cant, NZCMS

NZCMS Encounter trips are two to three week overseas experiences designed to help people understand and engage with what God is doing around the world. Encounter trips are strategic and intentional experiences created to have a long-term impact for God’s kingdom. The name says it all: Encounter... See more

Active & Interactive Prayers: Newspaper prayers

Contributed by: Charlie Baker, Diocese of Auckland

Collect a few local and national newspapers throughout the week and bring them along to youth group.
Invite your youth to look through the papers. Ask them to read through and look for issues or articles that stir them up inside. Does anything they read make them feel angry? Sad? Happy?
Get... See more

Social Justice & Outreach: Love your neighbour

Contributed by: Phil Trotter, Diocese of Christchurch

Looking for ideas to help your youth group be a blessing to their local community?
Why not give one of these a try:
Bake together as a youth group. Take your neighbours a plate of baking and start a conversation.
Get into a team, grab some gardening tools and offer to do outdoor work... See more

Social Justice & Outreach: Famine

Contributed by: Phil Trotter, Diocese of Christchurch

Do the 40 hour famine together!
Held every year in term 2, the World Vision 40 Hour Famine is a great way for your youth group to experience what it is like to be hungry, or to go without something basic.
Give them a challenge to see how much money they can raise as a group.
Find out... See more