New Ways Of Doing Church

We offer new and exciting avenues to explore faith outside the usual church environment, so you can connect with God in different ways.  Faith is personal so we make room for you to embark on a faith journey in your own way.  
There are also alternatives to the usual church services with initiatives like 'messy church'  available in several churches around the Diocese.   If you attend a church regularly may also like to find a church that does something different to your own and visit them to experience a new way of doing church.

Messy Church

Messy Church is a style of church for children and adults that involves creativity, celebration and hospitality.  Many people who have never been to church or do not regularly attend traditional services enjoy Messy Church because it's for people at all stages of their faith journey and any age. People across generations become connected as it is very inclusive. Felowship and relationships are nurtured to help with people's spiritual growth. Messy Church typically includes a welcome; a time to explore a biblical theme through getting messy; a short celebration time involving story, prayer and song; a sit down meal together.  Services are not usually held weekly. Of the churches that hold Messy Church some will have services monthly and others may hold them once a term or for significant occassions such as Christmas.  

For more information visit this website  www.strandz.org.nz

The Grace Collective

The Grace Collective is a community of young adults (18+), all about life and faith and how those things go together. The GC is facilitated by Anglican Youth Ministries in the Diocese of Auckland, New Zealand.
Events:
The GC Presents: Our big gatherings are held every couple of months, generally in the first week after the uni holidays. These events are held at Bishop Selwyn Library, Parnell. You can find details of upcoming events on the blog under Happening and also on Facebook.
The GC Out & About: Our smaller, more casual social events that happen between each cafe event. From Christmas markets to quiz nights, there’s something there for everyone! Keep an eye on our Facebook page for our next social event.
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Faith Camps for Youth

As well as offering combined youth group events for parishes within the Diocese AYM (Anglican Youth ministries) also run youth camps.  These camps offer the participants the chance to go deeper with Jesus and grow in their relatuionship with him. Participants can expect interactive and practical sessions, worship time in small groups as well as plenty of down time and space to enjoy activities.  The AYM team is lead by Karen Spoelstra, the Diocesan Youth Facilitator.

Phone: (09) 302 7261
Email: info@aym.org.nz
Website: www.aym.org.nz
Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/anglicanyouth