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JULY 2018
Too Busy vs The need for our leaders to be trained
So often i hear "Oh I'm not sure we'll be at the leaders training coming up because...we're too busy". Do you hear it too from your team?  I have seen so often key leaders trying to be supportive of their team by letting them off the hook and either not providing leadership trainings or not making attending part of the deal of being a leader. The sad reality is though, that when we look around at the parishes that have healthy ministries they are training their leaders and their leaders are thriving. Training not only informs of key knowledge we need to know but also gives time for relationships and trust to be built amongst the team, it helps give them space to connect with God and his plan, and it helps to give time to reflect on the incredible young people in our care. Training/prayer/debriefs/planning all of these basics are so key to growing healthy ministries in your parish.

Here are some easy leadership training resources that can help you and see below for a notice about a new training opportunity for those aged 10 to 16 years of age; Transformers Plus:

Developing Leaders: Take the Lead is a series of training resources, focusing on the heart of leadership. They have been designed to take your teenagers and young adults on the next step in their Christian leadership journey.

Grass Roots: is a two year leadership development course which includes topics like; heart of a leader, pastoral care, how to care by learning how to listen, leading great bible studies, etc.

Plus face to face trying at our National Leaders Conference Connect. Registration Closes 10th July
Resource Table at the Gathering 
Come find us and the Presbytery Central Children and Family Ministry Enablers on Saturday 4th August at the Gathering at our resource table. We will be there during break times available to connect and show you an array of great resources available to support you in ministry.
Transformers Plus

The Transformers Plus leadership development camp, will be held at Vertical Horizons camp Inglewood Taranaki from Fri 24th to Sun 26thAugust 2018. This is a camp for young people aged 10 to 16 years who are personally invited to train for leadership. We offer 4 levels of training at camp. The cost will be $70 per person, each church that registers children will need to provide an adult leader/mentor that will follow up with the young people in order for them to complete their assignments. Contact Jennie for more information. 

Registration links to forms are available here: Adult  or Child

Did you know that the month of July is bible month? The bible society offers a number of resources dedicated to this month which you can use. There are a variety of different options to suit varying ages! 

To view these resources visit the website here
WOF is at Connect Don't miss the opportunity to do our Health and Safety Training at Connect! Earlier in June we facilitated one in Levin and have had fantastic feedback from all involved. Everyone expressing how helpful the day was and how easy we made it all to understand and work through. If you would like it in your region then get in touch as we are currently looking at where we will next offer it.


In order to stay up to date with what's happening with Presbytery Central Youth, like our Facebook page, join our leaders' group and keep an eye on our website. Keep these dates free in your calendars:

  • Connect: 20-22 July (Includes our next WOF Training)
  • Film Fest Wellington/Wairarapa 1st September 6-9pm Toitu Poneke
  • Film Fest Manawatu/Whanganui 1st September 6-9pm St Albans Presbyterian

See our website here for more details

Things your wondering about? Want to sit down face to face? Give us a call, we'd love to meet up!

Rebecca Wilcox
Wairarapa - Wellington

027 389 2313

Jasmin Vanderwerff
Whanganui - Marton

027 353 5753

Nga Rolston
Team Leader to the Presbytery Central Youth Ministry Team          
027 653 4257

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