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bym@baptist.org.nz

473 Great South Rd, Penrose, Auckland 1061

PO Box 12149, Penrose Auckland 1642

NEW CHRISTIANS

This is a vital time in a young person’s faith journey and you want to do whatever you can to support them. The best way to disciple and mentor them is to get alongside them so that they can talk about their relationship with Jesus and the leader can listen, encourage and model how they keep growing in their faith. A young person should not do this alone but get together very regularly as they learn to walk with Jesus, read the bible, pray, listen to God and begin to live differently.

Walk alongside your young person

New babies need love and support, so do new Christians. It's the most important time to walk alongside a new believer. During this time you have the opportunity to model Christian life, disciplines and introduce them to the faith community.

GROUP STUDIES

YOUNG ADULTS

TOPICAL

BIBLE STUDIES

INTERMEDIATES

DEVELOPING LEADERS

A new generation of young people is always ‘just around the corner’. It is important to understand the attitudes, beliefs and lifestyle of those who are the youth you are seeking to involve. The best part about leadership development is these young leaders are all unique and are being equipped to run with the passions God has given each of them.

GAMES

YOUTH

MENTORING

This is a vital time in a young person’s faith journey and you want to do whatever you can to support them. The best way to disciple 

DISCIPLESHIP GROUPS

This is a vital time in a young person’s faith journey and you want to do whatever you can to support them. The best way to disciple

 

OTHER RESOURCES

Alpha Youth Film Series

The Alpha Youth Film Series is 12 video sessions designed to engage students in conversations about faith, life and Jesus. And it's all available for FREE.

The Alpha Youth Film Series is, at its core, based on relationships. Because the Good News we have to share is so good, the temptation could be to dive right in and start sharing your story at the beginning. Doing so, however, could potentially undermine the effectiveness of your Alpha and what you are trying to do. Instead, get to know the students you are journeying with. Listen to their questions, learn where they’re coming from and what they’re concerned about. By showing an honest desire to get to know the students, you foster the trust necessary to have honest and open conversation.

Ice Breakers 

"Upfront games"

 
 
 
 

TEEN ISSUES

Bullying

Bullying is one of the most common issues that New Zealand teens face and the consequences can be dire. Here are some ideas and websites to help you know how to support your young person and to find positive steps forward.

Deter Bullying - Resources and Links Promoting Positive Behaviour

Bullying free New Zealand - Together we can prevent bullying in Aotearoa

Self harm and Suicide 

Bullying is one of the most common issues that New Self harm is increasing as an issue that youth workers are constantly having to deal with. How do we help our young people to deal with the pain that they are facing and to find ways forward?

Visit Youthline's website here for information and best practice documents.

f you believe someone is at risk of a suicide attempt the following - contact a professional IMMEDIATELY.

Contact the Crisis Assessment Team for your area contacts here

Contact Youthline Helpline 0800 37 66 33 or text 234

Sex, Singleness & Same Sex Relationships

These sermons are used with permission and talk about sex, singleness and same sex relationships from a biblical perspective

Sexual Abuse

We need to let our children know their body is their own and that people can't just do things to them. Explaining to children about respecting their friend's and family's body is also part of this.

- Foundations of a family safety plan

Porn Addiction

Pornography addiction is often the hidden pain of young people who don’t know and are ashamed to get help. When a young person admits their struggles what can you do?

  • “Fight the New Drug” is an incredibly helpful website for youth workers and young people. Together with God you can help a young person understand the harm and how to get out of it.