Training

We have a number of opportunities for training and development. If you are interested in any of these then please contact us about them.


Young Communicator's Course

Currently set up as 6 sessions of around 2-2.5 hours each, this course covers the essentials for young people wanting to learn preaching or youth leaders to hone their preaching skills, and includes a practical component.

Topics include:

  • The Preacher - the heart, life and motivation
  • Sermon basics - purpose, elements of preaching, structures and styles
  • Bible interpretation - techniques and tools, and the place of inspiration
  • Story telling & humour - how to tell a story and use appropriate humour
  • The audience - engaging, interaction, using EPIC tools (Experiential, Participatory, Image-rich & Connected)
  • Ministry - prayer, altar calls and the gifts of the Holy Spirit

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Help For Hurting Youth Course

Currently set up as 10 sessions with a total of 8-10 hours, this course covers the essentials for youth leaders to prepare themselves to assist young people who are in pain.

Topics include:

  • Sex & sexuality
  • Drugs & alcohol
  • Mental health - including stress, anxiety & self-esteem
  • Technology and internet
  • What teenagers need
  • Counselling 101
  • Dealing with suicide
  • Sexual abuse
  • Divorce, broken families, mixed families
  • Third-culture youth

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Youth Ministry Nuts & Bolts

Currently set up as 9 sessions with a total of 8-10 hours, this course covers the essentials for youth leaders to run an effective youth ministry.

Topics include:

  • Personal preparation
  • Ministry foundations
  • Team & team-building
  • Student leaders
  • Maintaining key connections
  • Culture of evangelism
  • Health & growth
  • Practical skills
  • Handling the hard parts

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Legal Eagles

In the current environment, we need to be aware of our legal and ethical obligations. It is not the most exciting area but one which we must be mindful of to maintain integrity and due diligence.

The course is still in development stages but will be covering topics such as:

  • Health & Safety, including RAMS forms
  • Financial management
  • Volunteer policies and police checks
  • Treaty of Waitangi
  • Copyright law
  • Oranga Tamariki & family
  • Youth justice & youth legislation
  • Boundaries & limitations within your role

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