The following documents are foundational resources to support youth groups and leaders. These include both local and national resources, and cover formation and policy for a successful youth initiative.
Keen to start ministry in your parish? Click information-for-people-who-are-interested-to-start-ministry-to-young-people for an information sheet from ACYM. Click Ideas on how to structure leadership of ministry to young people for ideas on how to structure groups that minister with young people. Click programme-information-2017-docx for information about the programmes offered by ACYM. We are available to train, support and mentor leaders in parishes and groups. For more information please contact Teresa McNamara in the ACYM team.
Tu Kahikatea – Standing Tall | a framework for ministry to young people in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Hikoi Tahi – Standards for Catholic Youth and Young Adult Ministry | standards for Catholic Youth and Young Adult Ministry.
Standards for Volunteers and Employees – for all ‘workers’ whether paid or unpaid – minister, volunteer or employee
Youth Friendly | a resource that your parish or community can use to gauge how welcome young people will feel
Working with Children | Advice for interpreting and applying the Vulnerable Children Act 2014
Policy for Camps involving young people | CYT – Ministry to Youth and Young Adults for the Diocese of Christchurch
How to Run a Camp | Download this resource which provides information on how to run and operate a camp