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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;

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Overview of aycf ministry @ august 2013

Overview of AYCF Ministry@ August 2013

Anglican Youth Children’s & Families Ministry

Diocese of Brisbane, covering Southern Queensland


Our vision

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

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

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

YCF Strategy

  • Events

  • Camps

  • Partnerships

  • Communication

  • Training, Resourcing

    & Formation

  • Aligns with Diocesan and MEC strategies


Strategy events

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 events1

Strategy: Events

  • [email protected] nights – Wynnum, Bardon, Hendra-Clayfield...


Strategy camps

Strategy: Camps

  • (New) Primary Ichthus

  • (Jan.2013; Jan 2014)

  • 29 campers, 15 leaders


Strategy camps1

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 camps2

Strategy: Camps

  • Junior Ichthus

  • (September 2013)

  • Near Springbrook

  • 52 campers / 15 leaders

    in 2012.

  • Brilliant evaluations!


Strategy camps3

Strategy: Camps

  • Senior Ichthus

  • 30 June – 6 July

  • 28 campers / 15 leaders

  • Near Peregian Springs

  • Overseen by “Ichthus Management Group” which meets monthly.


Strategy camps4

Strategy: Camps

  • http://youtu.be/3r0BD1vVmgY

  • (Ichthus Camp Promo Video 2013)


Strategy partnerships and projects

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

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 on-line at aycf.org.au

  • Leader needs to join GFS ($25/yr)


Partnerships gfs1

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

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

PARTNERSHIPS: ANGLIGREEN

  • Parish / Community Garden projects

  • Bushcare / bushwalking...

  • Angligreen.org.au


Partnerships abm

PARTNERSHIPS: ABM

  • 2014 Youth Pilgrimages (Vanuatu, PNG)

  • Youth Ambassadors to Parishes

  • 2014 Schoolies Week options

  • Other pilgrimage options for older youth.


Strategy communication

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 communication1

Strategy: Communication

  • Social Media:

  • Facebook Page: c.247 Likes

  • WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/BRISANGYOUTH


Strategy communication2

Strategy: Communication

  • Focus

  • Wednesday Weekly

  • Regular newsletters to

    Parishes and contacts

    (providing links to our

    Website).


Strategy training resourcing and formation

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

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 formation1

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

Summing up: MEC’s 2013 YCF Ministry


Growth strategy events

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

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

Where will Growth come from, if not from Youth, Children and Families?


In the meantime

In the meantime...

  • www.AYCF.org.au (+ blogs)

  • www.facebook.com/brisangyouth

  • Communication:

    • Read Focus (new look, new role)

    • Subscribe to Wednesday Weekly (email: [email protected])

    • Ensure we have at least one set of “YCF Contact” details from your parish.


Off line resources

“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, “young-people friendly” worship instruction books.

  • NOOMA DVDs and study resources

  • Catalogue is open on-line at www.mecmoodle.net


Use your human resources

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 families1

Where will Growth come from, if not from Youth, Children and Families?


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