Category: Youth Talks

Real Hope 2005 

I’m off to speak at the ‘Real Hope’ mission in Tamworth on the 9th and 10th of November this year. Details here at

I will be speaking to the youth on the Friday night, then speaking to all ages at the Saturday night outreach event. I will also be conducting a training seminar on youth ministry in the afternoon.

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Trinity Grammar students attend one of the 'Nailing God' seminars.

In the days leading up to Easter, 1300 Trinity Grammar School students heard that they were guilty of nailing God.

The annual Easter Mission was run this year by staff and students of Anglican Youthworks College. The theme, ‘Nailing God’, showed how every person alive was guilty of killing Jesus.

The mission included a one-hour seminar, which was repeated for each of the six High School year groups. The seminar included talks from Jodie McNeill, Graham Stanton and Al Stewart, as well as music from Nathan Tasker.

During the hour the students assembled in small groups of around six people, where a Youthworks College student led them in interactive discussion about the material presented.

In addition, the Youthworks College students taught many of the Christian Studies classes, as well as spending time in informal discussions during lunch time.

Jodie delivering his final talk during the outdoor Lord's Supper.

During the weekend of 26-28 March, I spoke at the Central Coast Youth Conference. The camp, held at Mangrove Mountain Retreat, was organised by representatives of a number of Anglican churches from around the Central Coast.

This inaugural event was attended by high school aged students from many churches in the area, providing a great opportunity to build friendships with other Christian youth in the region.

I gave a series of six talks on Galatians entitled “Why be a Christian? The talks had the following titles:

1. Only Jesus rescues us (Chapter 1)
2. Only Jesus ignores religion (Chapter 2)
3. Only Jesus saves by faith (Chapter 3)
4. Only Jesus sets us free (Chapter 4)
5. Only Jesus shows us true love (Chapter 5)
6. Only Jesus makes us new (Chapter 6).

In addition, I also conducted a training session on youth ministry for youth leaders and ministers from the Central Coast.