Youth Ministry

Within this Church wide vision the Youth Ministry… seeks to create a safe and life-filled space for youth to be discipled, cared for and growing in their faith and relationship with God. We do this through actively modelling the God’s love to them, teaching them the Bible and empowering them to live their life in step with the Holy Spirit.

 

Ministry Structure

Youth gather every Sunday at 3:30 – 5pm.

Specific Involvement and Responsibilities

Working with children check – A Working With Children Check (WWCC) is a prerequisite for anyone in child-related work in NSW, including volunteer ministry. It includes a  national police check and review of findings of misconduct involving children. The result is either a clearance or a bar. See below for how to obtain a WWCC.

Punctuality – Leaders are expected to arrive on time, help with any set up and spend time in prayer before youth kicks off.

Registration – Any new youth needs to complete a registration form. This can be done before attending youth or they can be given one on their first week which needs to be returned next time they come.

Pastoral Care – As we care for the spiritual needs of those in our group, we will be confronted with a range of situations. There will be areas of pastoral need that you are  equipped to manage personally or as a group, but there will be areas that may need further support or to be referred on to pastoral care support to manage, and other areas where people will need to be referred to a trained councillor (we have Christian ones we can recommend for specific needs). If you are ever unsure just ask!

Facilitating Discussion –Be mindful that everyone should have the opportunity to speak should they so desire and that strong personalities don’t continually dominate discussions.

Gifts and Serving – Help members discern or discover their giftings and encourage ways for them to use/grow their gifts in the life of the community. You are a primary point person for connecting people into ministry teams, promoting tithing, baptism and major events in the life of the church that are designed to help them grow.

Mandatory Requirements

Working With Children Check

A Working With Children Check (WWCC) is a prerequisite for anyone in child-related work in NSW, including volunteer ministry. It includes a national police check and review of findings of misconduct involving children. The result is either a clearance or a bar.

Everyone seeking to be involved in Children’s Ministry here at Manly Life Church must obtain a WWCC number before you will be permitted to begin leading. To do so, follow these simple 2 steps:

  • Complete an online form at www.newcheck.kids.nsw.gov.au to receive an application number (will take you about 2mins to complete).
  • Take the application number and proof of identity to a NSW motor registry. You will then receive the outcome of your WWCC by email.

Once you have received your number, send it via email to Victoria (Victoria.giovanelli@manlylife.org) along with your date of birth. A WWCC clearance is valid for five years.

Safe Ministry Training

Our youth programs must be places of safety and security wherein all youth have the opportunity to hear the good news of Christ and be built up in their faith. Initial training can be completed by reading through this online document: Safe Ministry 101

Attendance at Life Kids Leader Training nights (twice a year) is an essential requirement as we will always cover additional components of Safe Ministry Training during these nights. The training is from this online course which you can also complete if you miss both the training evenings. Safety Ministry Training online

 

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