Kia ora, Talofa lava, Malo e lelei, Nisa bula vinaka, Greetings
"Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity"
1 Timothy 4.12 (NIV)
Warm greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Tauiwi Children, Young People and Family Ministries (TCYFM) is the National Children and Youth Ministry of the Methodist Church of New Zealand, Te Haahi Weteriana o Aotearoa. As a ministry to young people, we are fully committed to hearing, valuing and empowering the voice of our young people, in all areas of church life. We believe it is important for us to place such value on ministry to young people Here and Now, as we strive to be a church that values every person, young and old, that claims a Methodist identity. We will strive to champion the cause of young people across the Connexion, and ensure their faith is nurtured and supported in the best way possible.
The Method - For Children and Youth Ministry
Coming in 2016, The Method is our online resource database for all things Children and Youth Ministry. We will provide a variety of engaging, meaningful and easily adaptable resources - both from original content and also tried, true and tested resources currently available.
If you are interested in contributing original resources from your own context, or would like more information about The Method, click HERE
Methodist Youth Leadership Network - MYLN
The Methodist Youth Leadership Network - is our national database of children and youth ministry workers from across the Connexion. This database is used to send out important information, news, events and keep parishes connected with what is happening for children and youth, locally, regionally and nationally.
Every parish should have their children and youth ministry workers in this database, or a parish representative. If you need to update/add your parish details, click HERE
Let the Children Live - Tukuna nga mokopuna kia pua wai
The Methodist Church of New Zealand is committed to our 10 Year Connexional Vision, Let the Children Live. This vision is our church's response to growing concerns around the issues of Youth Suicide, Child and Family Poverty and Child Abuse.
There are a wide array of initiatives that have spawned from this vision across the Connexion and we encourage all parishes to uphold this vision at the forefront of their own mission and vision across their respective contexts.
For more information, including opportunities to have your own LCL initiatives funded through Mission Resourcing, click HERE