Presbytality is about connecting young people on the move with churches they can relate to in their new home. But mostly, it’s just about offering good old fashioned hospitality, linking young people up with a youth worker who will take them out for a coffee, give them a present, and be someone they can catch up with in a new city.
Likewise for Youthworkers, Murray has also produced three study guides that could be used with youth before they leave your ministry:
Booklet 1 – Taking Charge,
Booklet 2 – Finding Suport,
Booklet 3 – Strengthening Commitment.
If you are about to move, have just moved or you are a youth worker who knows of youth moving, please fill in the form below, and we will make the rest happen. We will phone the you/the student to a get a feel for who would be good people to connect with. The worker(s) will connect with you/the student over a drink, give a present, and introduce the city and churches.
Studentsoul was begun in 2002 by Rev Helen Harray and Rev Richard Dawson on the Otago University campus in Dunedin, New Zealand. Studentsoul is a Presbyterian café style church for students. It is led by Helen and a team of students who want to help young adults find a mature faith and a supportive community while in Dunedin to study.
The services follow an interactive pattern with time for community building, discussion and responsive drawing or writing all revolving around the theme of the service. The themes are relevant to the particular life stage of students at a tertiary level, as well as providing strong Biblical teaching.
This community orientated church holds camps and social activities throughout the year.
TSCF is about student-led groups, faithfully witnessing to the biblical gospel in the secular university context. TSCF emphasises knowing and understanding the Bible, individual and group prayer, and Christian discipleship. Here is a list of links to campus groups:
Transitions is an event sponsored by Scripture Union and the Tertiary Students Christian Fellowship (TSCF), designed to equip students in their journey of faith at University. To give them the foundations they need to keep their faith solid during their university years.
Through talks, interactive seminars and discussion, they will have the opportunity to look at key issues they will face regarding faith and day to day university life. Led by current students and former students who are now lecturers, they will be challenged to live life differently. Best of all, they will meet others like themselves – Giving them a great chance to make new friends even before uni begins! They’ll also have the chance to check out the university environment and have a small tour of Auckland University from current students.
For more infor about this email: