The Auckland Diocese is divided into regions (shown below). Young people may belong to a parish group within a region or they may belong to an ethnic community or special interest group. Many young people belong to multiple groups.
Each region in the Diocese has one representative: Northland, North Shore, City, Central, West, South and East. Generally, members are nominated by their Deanery for a three year term. This term may be renewed.
Additionally, at any given time we have two or three ethnic community representatives. These two or three positions get rotated amongst the different ethnic communities we have in the Auckland Diocese. Currently we have a representative from the Samoan and Korean Communities. Each representative is appointed for a three year term and when that term has ended it is likely that another ethnic community will have the opportunity to be represented on the Youth Advisory Council.
One of the youth representatives on the Diocesan Pastoral Council also attends the Youth Advisory Council meetings.
The Youth Advisory Council exists:
- To assist the Bishop in determining the vision and strategic direction for youth and young adult ministry in the Auckland Diocese
- To provide advice for the future structure and functioning of youth ministry within the Diocese
- To provide input into determining the services to be provided by any groups contracted to provide youth ministry services
- To provide feedback to contracted groups via meetings.
- To provide advice for future World Youth Day planning
- To provide advice for Diocesan wide events
The Council meets monthly February to December, usually on the second Tuesday of the month.
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