This page is for all those who are leading ministry with young people in the Auckland Diocese.
Are you new to leading youth and young adult ministry in your faith community?
The ACYM team are here to support you in a number of ways. Here are some tips for you.
Does the ACYM team have your contact details?
If no, please contact Rochelle at email@example.com and give us your name, email address and mobile as well as which parish/group you belong to. Know that this means that we will keep your details on our database and that we will contact you at other times when we believe we have youth ministry information that would be relevant to you.
Have you signed up to our weekly/monthly updates?
We have a monthly email update and these emails highlight the upcoming events especially for young people in the Auckland Diocese. Send your preferred email address to Rochelle Dias – firstname.lastname@example.org. These updates are a great opportunity for you to promote any events that you have that are open to anyone in the Diocese. If you would like your notice to be included in any of our updates, please send these through to Rochelle by Monday afternoon the latest, so that these can included in the update on Tuesday.
Sometimes being a new leader can be a bit overwhelming. If you have no idea where to start or are looking for ideas on youth ministry. We recommend you have a look at our resources page on our website. These include a number of documents that will help you on your leadership journey in youth and young adult ministry.
The core documents section on the website contain documents that 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:
On this page we particularly draw your attention to the ACYM Core Documents section and on that page to:
- 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 | – know that this document is about to be updated in line with current Safe Church practices
Standards for Volunteers and Employees – for all ‘workers’ whether paid or unpaid – minister, volunteer or employee
The rest of the resources contain sessions that include prayers, games, activities etc that you can use with your own groups.
Books and other resources at ACYM
We also have books, DVD’s and other resources that you as a leader can borrow on loan from the ACYM team. If these are borrowed, they need to be returned within a certain period of time so that other leaders can have access to these as well. To have a look at the resources we have in the office, click here (add links to resources).
Diocesan Life Teen Subscription
Following from the Diocesan Youth Synod in 2018, the ACYM team have subscribed to the Life Teen resources as we believed it linked into the 10 priorities that were the results of the Synod. If you are keen to talk more about Life Teen, contact Rochelle in the ACYM Office.
ACYM are here to help you…
Know that the ACYM team are here to assist you in your ministry. So please do not hesitate to give any of us a call when you need to. You can find our contact details on the contact us page on this website. We are more than happy to talk youth ministry with you over a cup of coffee and we have lots of resources to lend out. Also we love visitors, so if you are ever near Pompallier Diocesan Centre in St Mary’s Bay (Ponsonby), do come and visit.