Youth & Young Adults

Youth Ministry

Our vision is to see every parish providing active ministry to young people and families.

Our vision is to see every parish providing active ministry to young people and families.

The purpose of our youth and young adult’s ministry is to make disciples. The bible tells us to:

 “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28: 19-20 (NRSV)

We want to see young people decide to follow Jesus and keep following him by following his teachings in the Bible.

Our chief aim is to see youth and young adults become disciples, live as disciples, be confident as disciples and make disciples.

We want to partner with parishes to see this happen. For further information please contact our Youth Ministry Development Officer.

Coaching and Consultancy opportunities for children’s, youth and families’ ministry

Coaching and Consultancy are two new opportunities to maximise the ministry impact and effectiveness of parish staff and volunteers. To find out more click here.

Coaching provides: the opportunity to identify and develop key strategies for personal and ministry growth; and assistance with the implementation process.

The consultancy service provides an experienced facilitator to help parishes negotiate change or development in their children’s, youth or families’ ministries.

Parishes seeking intentional children's, youth and family ministry; and staff and volunteers who are confident and equipped to continue developing the ministry for the future, are encouraged to register an expression of interest.

Books for Youth & Young Adults
Book list for people involved in Youth Ministry

Fruit That Will Last, Tim Hawkins

Leaders Who Will Last, Tim Hawkins

Growing Young Disciples Series, Tim Hawkins

Disciples that Will Last, Tim Hawkins

Strategy for Youth Leaders: For the 21st Century, Ross Farley

Starting Right: Thinking Theologically About Youth Ministry, Dean, Clark, Rahn

Four Views of Youth Ministry, Senter, Black, Clark and Nel

Purpose Driven Youth Ministry, Doug Fields

Your First Two Years In Youth Ministry, Doug Fields

What Matters Most, Doug Fields

Speaking to Teenagers, Doug Fields and Duffy Robbins

Perspectives On Children & The Gospel, Ron Buckland

Families Finding Faith, John Hattam

Children Finding Faith, Francis Bridger

Postmodern Children’s Ministry, Ivy Beckwith

Do They Run When They See You Coming, Jonathan McKee

Getting Students to Show Up, Jonathan McKee

The Godbearing Life, Dean and Foster

Contemplative Youth Ministry, Mark Yaconelli

Kids Helpline Phone Counselling Service 1800 55 1800
kidshelpline.com.au