Overview of AYCF Ministry @ August 2013 Anglican Youth Children’s & Families Ministry Diocese of Brisbane, covering Southern Queensland Our Vision That YCF Ministry will become a strategic priority in every parish in every region and at Diocesan level; That every parish will have the knowledge, skills and resources it needs to shape the YCF Ministry it seeks, including RE and Chaplaincy in local schools. Our Role We aim to assist the parishes and agencies of the Church to evangelise and disciple people, from birth to young adulthood, in order to develop their maturity as Christians within the Anglican tradition. YCF Staff Ministry Education Commission YCF team: • • • Mr Jonathan Kemp (Director,YCF Ministry) FT Mr Jonathan Sargeant (RE, Chaplaincy) FT Ms Fiona Hammond (Special Projects / Education) 0.4 Mr Nathan Haywood (Dio. Camps Coordinator) 0.2 YCF Strategy Events Camps Partnerships Communication Training, Resourcing & Formation Aligns with Diocesan and MEC strategies Strategy: Events November 2012: Saturation Day, Wet’N’Wild Water Park (c. 100 attendees) To be held again at Wet’N’Wild on Saturday 9 Nov 2013. Open to YGs, kids, camp reunions, Anglican schools, etc. Strategy: Events SN@P nights – Wynnum, Bardon, Hendra-Clayfield... Strategy: Camps (New) Primary Ichthus (Jan.2013; Jan 2014) 29 campers, 15 leaders • Strategy: Camps Emmaus retreat (March 2013) Young adults 22 campers, 15 leaders (up 400%) Overseen by “Emmaus Executive” (meets monthly) Emmaus groups now meeting regionally Strategy: Camps Junior Ichthus (September 2013) Near Springbrook 52 campers / 15 leaders in 2012. Brilliant evaluations! Strategy: Camps •Senior Ichthus •30 June – 6 July •28 campers / 15 leaders •Near Peregian Springs •Overseen by “Ichthus Management Group” which meets monthly. Strategy: Camps http://youtu.be/3r0BD1vVmgY (Ichthus Camp Promo Video 2013) Strategy: Partnerships and Projects JK Committees: QCMN (ecumenical / SU) MC&F Reference group Connect 2 Church E-Lent / Word Up project Vocations Task-group ALEC (ASC) JS Committees: RENEW (Chair) QCT RE&Chap Commission ASRED (ASC) REAC (Qld govt) ALEC (ASC) We are working with or have worked with: Anglicare UCA / LYQ / RC ASC ABM et al... PARTNERSHIPS: GFS GFS Grants: Up to $500 per parish per year for a group. Up to $2000 per parish per year for a special, one-off project. Forms are available online at aycf.org.au Leader needs to join GFS ($25/yr) PARTNERSHIPS: GFS In return, we support GFS Cathedral day (kids’ activities etc. on Thursday 3 October) AYCFAB supports GFS/Kidsplus+ groups as the preferred kids’ club model in parishes. Fiona and I presented at the GFS leaders weekend at Bribie on 25 May. We will also explore other forms of support. PARTNERSHIPS: ANGLICARE Developing social service projects and options to suit a range of ages (See our website: www.aycf.org.au) Roma and Chinchilla trip (April 2013). PARTNERSHIPS: ANGLIGREEN Parish / Community Garden projects Bushcare / bushwalking... Angligreen.org.au PARTNERSHIPS: ABM 2014 Youth Pilgrimages (Vanuatu, PNG) Youth Ambassadors to Parishes 2014 Schoolies Week options Other pilgrimage options for older youth. Strategy: Communication New website: WWW.AYCF.ORG.AU Events calendar (two-way communication) Downloadable resources for every kind of YCF group YCF group directory Picture Galleries Camp rego forms Blogs and blog roll Contact details And more... Strategy: Communication Social Media: •Facebook Page: c.247 Likes •WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/BRISANGYOUTH Strategy: Communication Focus • Wednesday Weekly • Regular newsletters to Parishes and contacts (providing links to our Website). • Strategy: Training, Resourcing and Formation Visit parishes, schools and agencies for preaching / consulting / problem-solving... On topics including: Youth Ministry Children’s Ministry (inc. Messy Church) Families Ministry Employing YCF Ministers Social media/networking (new Social Media Policy) Strategy: Training, Resourcing & Formation ◦ Bring It! A regular bi-monthly meeting for youth ministers and leaders of youth groups in the Diocese, with guest speakers, free pizza, etc. Strategy: Training, Resourcing and Formation We encourage parishes to employ a YCF minister (FT/PT) and we advise on all steps of the process, in liaison with Diocesan HR. JK currently working on new Parish Regulation for YCF Minister Appt Process. We are seeking to create new formal pathways for the Formation of YCF Ministers. Summing up: MEC’s 2013 YCF Ministry Events Camps / Conferences Partnerships Communication Resources, Training and Formation RISE day Primary Ichthus GFS grants Aycf.org.au updates Parish workshops Bring it! meetings Junior Ichthus ASC seminars Facebook Page On-call consultancy to all Saturation day Senior Ichthus QCMN Focus content Grad clergy training GFS kids’ events Emmaus Other committees Wed Weekly updates YCF Minister pastoral care and advice Messy Church ASSN YCF newsletters Regional visits Growth Strategy: Events Youth form of ‘Bible 360’ (proposed) Encourage more parishes to try “Messy Church” “Reverb” project for Dec/Jan. Growth Strategy: Training, Resourcing and Formation Within parishes, focus on Transition periods for young people: ◦ Primary School High school ◦ High school Uni/work “Apprentices Guild” for upper primary, to follow Sunday school and retain this age group (cf. QCMN “Here2Stay” project) Where will Growth come from, if not from Youth, Children and Families? In the meantime... • • • www.AYCF.org.au (+ blogs) www.facebook.com/brisangyouth Communication: ▫ Read Focus (new look, new role) ▫ Subscribe to Wednesday Weekly (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) ▫ Ensure we have at least one set of “YCF Contact” details from your parish. “Off-line resources” Join the Roscoe Library here at St Francis’ College, Milton Free membership for Brisbane Anglicans Thousands of books, DVDs and materials Picture books, Messy Church books, “youngpeople friendly” worship instruction books. NOOMA DVDs and study resources Catalogue is open on-line at www.mecmoodle.net Use your Human Resources • • Invite us to come to you! (Preaching / speaking / training / consulting / problem-solving /...) Youth Ministry • Children’s Ministry • Families Ministry • Employing YCF Ministers / workers • Social media/networking (new Social Media Policy) • Where will Growth come from, if not from Youth, Children and Families?