Ngā Rauemi - Resources
Firstly thank you for your YES to being a leader in youth and young adult ministry. It is a blessing that we get to share in the mission of Christ as we continue to bring His Gospel to our world. We pray that this page is your one stop shop to all things youth ministry.
The ACYM team hopes this page will be a resource to you in your youth ministry journey. We hope that it provides you with the assistance you need as you continue serving the Church today. If you feel like, we need to add a particular item to our existing list of resources, please do contact us at [email protected].
This section will feature a number of resources for you to use during covid restrictions. We know that there are limitations on gathering during some of these restrictions, however if you can we encourage you to use social media and various other online platforms to reach out to your young people. Here are some resources to help you.
Ideas for Online Ministry
What is Kahoot and a Netflix Party? Check out these resources that will get you started with digital youth ministry ideas
Online Ice Breakers
Wondering how to get engagement on zoom? Click here to check out this list of digital ice breakers.
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.
The Bishop has conveyed the importance of health and safety responsibility in our Parishes and has asked Parish Priests to encourage and support the Parish’s attention to proper Health and Safety practice. As leaders of ministry to young people we ask that you pay due attention to the health and safety of the young people that you minister with and to. It is best practice for all those who are leaders in youth ministry to have an understanding about Hikoi Tahi and the Volunteer Standards in Youth Ministry. This document is based on and builds on the National Code of Ethics for Church Volunteers promulgated by the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference in 2003. It is also best practice for all leaders who are working with young people to complete a Police vet check form. Please complete this and send to Joey ([email protected]) in the ACYM Office. We will arrange for our HR Manager to process the request for checking.
Standards for Volunteers and Employees
For all 'workers' whether paid or unpaid - minister, volunteer or employee