Category: Youthworks College

Have you ever considered doing some youth ministry training? If so, why not join me for the Youth Ministry Foundations course at one of these convenient times and locations:

04 Sep (9am to 1pm) at Mortdale Anglican Church
03 Nov (7.30 to 9.30pm) at Mortdale Anglican Church (Part One)
10 Nov (7.30 to 9.30pm) at Mortdale Anglican Church (Part Two)
30 Nov & 01 Dec at Moore College, Newtown (forming part of the Youth Ministry Conference)

Or, why not join me for the Youth Ministry Intensive course? It’s 30 hours of solid theology and practice in youth ministry. You can come over five Saturdays in Oct/Nov 2004, or over six weekdays in Jan/Feb 2005. Full details or send me an email!

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.

Lecturing at Youthworks College.

Over the past two weeks I have taught the Youth Ministry Intensive at Youthworks College. This 30 hour course began with the theology and philosophy of youth ministry, which was followed by practical skills in leading youth.

The class comprised nearly 40 youth ministers and leaders, many of whom were beginning their two year course at the College. Three of the students joined us from the overseas countries of New Zealand, Belgium and the US.

Notable were the students from the Sydney Anglican Georges River Region who attended on a bursary (i.e. they came for free!) Special thanks to Regional Council for this terrific boost to youth and children’s ministry in that region.

The fourteen-unit course began with an examination of Biblical principles of ministry, including issues such as church growth, ecclesiology, and the nature of Christian ministry. From this foundation, the course moved to develop practical skills in youth ministry, from big groups to small.

The fourteen units presented were:

1. Introduction to Youth Ministry
2. Understanding Ministry
3. Understanding Youth
4. Understanding Church
5. Understanding Church Growth
6. Understanding Ministry Models
7. Great Big Groups
8. Small Groups and Discipleship
9. Camps
10. Leadership
11. Socials and Events
12. Programs
13. Parents
14. Change

If you are interested in joining a similar course, then email me at or visit for details.