WYCamp 2023

WMCANZ AdministratorNews, Youth Ministry

Mark Your Diaries – WYCamp 2023! When: 13 – 16 January 2023 | Where: CYC Ngaruawahia | Year 7 to Year 13 At a time in history when uncertainty is all around us, we want to slow down and observe the wonderful world God created. The glimpses we get from the created world are hints of who God is and his character and we see it most clearly in Jesus Christ. We want our young people to “Wonder” at the goodness, mystery, beauty of God’s created world… and respond in worship- with our hearts, mind and whole beings! Come along … Read More

Crossing Into New Life

WMCNZ AdministratorCrossings, Good News Stories, News, Youth Ministry

Five Rangatahi from Redhill, Papakura are drawing closer to Jesus at a Wednesday after-school youth group held at Papakura Wesleyan Church. These students have consistently been part of the youth group for just over a year, even amidst the ups and downs of 2020. It has been a humbling experience to see the Holy Spirit at work in their lives and in the lives of their whanau. At our final youth group meeting in 2020, all five students expressed a commitment to Christ on some level! One the more silent youth wrote in the survey, ‘I will learn to love … Read More

Healing Waters: Working with the Leprosy Mission in Nepal

WMCNZ AdministratorGood News Stories, Healing, Missions, News, Youth Ministry

At the beginning of 2020 Halamehi ‘Akau’ola from Joyful News Wesleyan spent two weeks working the Leprosy Mission in Nepal. Today, Mehi shares her life-changing experience with us. ‘A man with leprosy came and knelt before him and said, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.” Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!” Immediately he was cleansed of his leprosy.’ Matthew 8:1-4 reveals one of Jesus’ many miracles where he heals a man with leprosy, a disease that many who live in developed countries would not believe still … Read More

Caring for Youth & Children in the Midst of a Crisis

WMCNZ AdministratorCOVID-19, Ministry Resources, News, Pastoral Care, Youth Ministry

Connecting with our children and young people in meaningful ways that speak to their physical, spiritual and emotional needs can be challenging in the best of circumstances. During this season of Rāhui/Lockdown, we find ourselves wading in unfamiliar waters as we respond to new challenges and concerns, as our children and young people wrestle with the realities of life in lockdown.   ARISE Church brought in Richard Black to talk to their team about navigating life with our kids and teens as we walk through the Covid-19 crisis. This excellent webinar has been made freely available and is an invaluable … Read More

Staying Connected – Ministering to Youth When You Can’t Meet Together

WMCNZ AdministratorCOVID-19, News, Youth Ministry

Tēnā koutou katoa to all my dear friends, who are ministering to youth in these strange and unsettling times,   I am writing to you from my small home in Onehunga (Auckland) while Josh, Maddie (3) and Jackson (2) are eating breakfast in the other room. I want to check in to see HOW YOU ARE & pass along some helpful resources I have been gathering from different ministry leaders I am in touch with/facebook connected to.    I wanna encourage each of you to think about ways that you can be connected digitally with your youth.   It is an unprecedented time in … Read More