Resources

Books

Fruit That Will Last
Tim Hawkins

Leaders Who Will Last
Tim Hawkins

Growing Young Disciples Series
Tim Hawkins

Disciples that Will Last
Tim Hawkins

Strategy for Youth Leaders: For the 21st Century
Ross Farley

Starting Right: Thinking Theologically About Youth Ministry
Dean, Clark, Rahn

Four Views of Youth Ministry
Senter, Black, Clark and Nel

Purpose Driven Youth Ministry
Doug Fields

Your First Two Years In Youth Ministry
Doug Fields

What Matters Most
Doug Fields

Speaking to Teenagers
Doug Fields and Duffy Robbins

Perspectives On Children & The Gospel
Ron Buckland

Families Finding Faith
John Hattam

Children Finding Faith
Francis Bridger

Postmodern Children’s Ministry
Ivy Beckwith

Do They Run When They See You Coming
Jonathan McKee

Getting Students to Show Up
Jonathan McKee

The Godbearing Life
Dean and Foster

The Youth Workers Encyclopedia of Bible Teaching Ideas

The Ideas Library CD-ROM

Creative Bible Lessons CD-ROM

Contemplative Youth Ministry
Mark Yaconelli

Great Links

Youth Ministry

Diocesan Children's and Youth Booklet 2016
Bubble Strategy
Parish Planning booklet
DCYM & CYM Strategy


Coaching and Consultancies

For children’s, youth and families’ ministry
Coaching and Consultancy are two new opportunities to maximise the ministry impact and effectiveness of parish staff and volunteers.

Coaching provides the opportunity for the parish to invest in their staff and/or leaders through inviting one of our experienced Diocesan practitioners to assist parish youth and/or children's ministry worker(s) identify and develop key strategies for personal and ministry growth; and to walk with them through the implementation process. The outcome for parishes will be: more intentional children's, youth and family ministry; and staff and volunteers who are confident and equipped to continue developing the ministry for the future.

Over a 12-month period, a Diocesan Children’s, Youth and Families’ worker will work closely with the parish youth and/or children’s ministry workers on one or two focus areas of learning and development relevant to their role.

The Coaching program includes:

  • Comprehensive review of the key development area(s)
  • Reading plan relevant to the key development area(s)
  • Development, supervision and review of the ministry plan for the key development area(s)
  • Meet with the Coach 10 times. The initial meeting would be face-to-face, with subsequent meetings being flexible (face-to-face, or via Zoom or Skype as arranged)

For more information, contact one of the Diocesan Children's, Youth & Families; Ministry Development Officer: James Oakley 6324 0039/kids_families@riverlinks.net.au (North); or James Veltmeyer 6220 2020/0405 199 291/james.veltmeyer@anglicantas.org.au (South).  To register an expression of interest, click here

The consultancy service is designed to provide an experienced, outside Diocesan facilitator to help parishes negotiate change or development in their children’s, youth or families ministries, including:

  • Starting something new
  • Closing down or re-configuring redundant programs
  • Transitioning to new forms of outreach
  • Negotiating new pathways (Engage-Evangelise-Establish-Equip)
  • Reviewing existing programs with a view to growth
  • Investing in ministry leadership teams.

The consultancy service will work alongside parish and ministry leadership as required in the following tasks:

  • Initial discussions with parish leadership (Rector / PIC, PC, ministry leaders)
  • Surveys and data collection amongst participants in the program
  • Analysis of data
  • Guided discussion on action steps arising out of review
  • Implementation support – ongoing guidance and accountability; troubleshooting.

For more information, contact one of the Diocesan Children's, Youth and Families' Ministry Development officers:  James Oakley (6324 0039/kids_families@riverlinks.net.au (North) or James Veltmeyer 6220 2020/0405 199 291/james.veltmeyer@anglicantas.org.au (South). To register an expression of interest, click here.


Anglican Camping
For information about Anglican Camping, please click here


Baptism and Confirmation Course

Baptism and Confirmation Course by Kristina Kettleton


Youth Ministry Booklet (booklet form) by Jono Thomas

Youth Ministry Booklet (paper form) by Jono Thomas

Leadership talk by Jono Thomas

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Click here to view Mark Quiet Time Booklet

 

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A list of Apps for Children's, Youth and Adult’s ministry
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