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Youth ministry workers invited to consultations

The diocese wants to hear from youth ministry workers about what they need for future youth ministry.

April 4 2016The Diocese of Melbourne has invited its youth ministry workers to give their thoughts on what they will need to create strong and fruitful youth ministries.

Three consultations will occur around the Diocese later this month, with diocesan pilot programs coordinator Ken Morgan telling TMA that it was about making sure there was good practical knowledge in moving forward.

“We want to learn from the practitioners – the people with current lived experience on the frontline of Anglican youth ministry – what it will take to raise, train and sustain youth leadership in the Diocese,” he said.

The three consultation meetings will be held between 7-9.30pm on:

  • April 19 at Mullum Mullum Parish, 40 Warrandyte Road, Ringwood
  • April 20 at Chris Church Dingley, Cnr Centre Dandenong and Old Dandenong roads, Dingley
  • April 26 at St Thomas Werribee, Cnr Synnot and Greaves streets, Werribee

Youth ministry development is a significant part of the Diocese’s strategic plan over the next six years. Mr Morgan said the aim of the consultations is to kickstart this development by building on the findings of recent research conducted by the Christian Research Association (CRA). Several concurrent studies carried out by the CRA made recommendations for future development, resourcing and support.

“While the research made some useful recommendations, it is of great importance to us that those with current lived experience of the frontline of Anglican youth ministry provide input,” Mr Morgan said.

Each event will be catered with pizza and soft drink, so Mr Morgan has requested those interested in attending RSVP to kmorgan@melbourneanglican.org.au

For more information on the future of youth ministry in the Diocese and the CRA research’s findings, please watch our video below.