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The Easter Message – an interactive Easter journey for young people

UCAYouth and Pulse are delighted to join together to offer The Easter Message 2020 – an interactive Easter journey for young people aged 16-25. The Easter Message is designed to compliment local church communities’ Easter experiences, whilst offering a chance…

Guidelines for Safe Digital Ministry UPDATED

The following resources are prepared for ministry agents and volunteers to ensure digital ministry remains a safe experience for all people, including the most vulnerable. Guidelines from the Synod of Vic/Tas Culture of Safety Unit The Culture of Safety Unit…

To the church post-COVID-19

Dear church, I wanted to write to you all on this special day, as we emerge from that wilderness experience. The virus has been defeated, quarantines have been lifted, and our playgrounds are once again buzzing. Looking back, I remember…

Youth Ministry Zoom Hangouts

As we seek to discover new ways of discipling young people amidst a global pandemic, we’re experimenting with opportunities for leaders to connect and encourage each other. These two Zoom hangouts will provide time and space for youth leaders (in…

Resources for worship in Stage 3 restrictions

The new stage 3 restrictions in Victoria limit our capacity for producing live-streamed church services, as many churches did on Sunday March 29. Below are some suggestions and resources to help communities continue to provide worship gatherings. Hopefully you’ve used…

Digital resources for youth groups under lockdown

The tradition of Friday night gatherings need not end with current lockdown requirements. Yes, physical distancing has suspended gatherings, yet below are several options to explore that might provide entertainment and engagement for  your communities. Digital Platforms House Party is…

Bible Study resources for youth groups under lockdown

It feels most aspects of our society have shifted in the past few days, with more change likely. Here at UCAYouth, we’re attempted to help your church community ride the wave (check out our posts at www.ucayouth.org.au). Bible studies/home groups…

Passing the Peace – AUSLAN

In this pandemic season, we believe it’s a chance for innovation and creativity. We’re delighted to share a short instructional video assisting church members and leaders to Pass the Peace using AUSLAN. Our thanks to Bek Allcroft for signing. For…

Dear parents. I’m sorry.

I’ve been in youth ministry for 20 yrs now, 16 of those in paid roles. In moments of reflection within this suspended reality we find ourselves today, I’ve been reminded of a glaring, consistent mistake I’ve made in those 20…

What might we learn from the 1st Sunday of our Digital Age

On Sunday 22nd March, most congregations who were able, provided some form of worship gathering over the Internet. Below are a few samples of those gatherings, utilising different formats, modes and technologies. We share them here as examples so they…

Digital Giving – what are our options?

For many people, their financial offering is a spiritual practice. A practical response to a generous God. For churches, offerings resource ministry and mission. In a season of social distancing and forced closures, here are a few options to allow…

24 resources to assist with Zoom Meetings

As churches dive into digital ministry as a necessity amidst a global pandemic, Zoom meetings have become a critical tool. Here at UCAYouth, we want to help, so we’ve curated 24 resources to help you learn how to use Zoom…

Stats don’t lie

Here at UCAYouth we enjoy the privilege of having time to read. We’ve covered lots of ministry books in the library segment of Work Experience Podcast, but we also enjoy the opportunity to review the latest research from across the…

#AdventPlaylist

Throughout this Advent season, we’re posting a song every day to help the UCAYouth community reflect on this season. We invited you all to contribute your favourite song, so some days are more ‘interesting’ than others. Make you you follow…

Find a youth group

Use the map below to find a church, youth group or one of our camps. Your church not there? No worries. Click here, complete the form, and we’ll have you on the map within 24 hrs. Church info wrong? Send…

International Youth Day and unleashing unlimited potential

"I hope that we might honour International Youth Day by acknowledging the place and potential of young people around the world and around the corner."

Spice Training 06 – What is the Bible (Bible Studies part 3)

We ask Rev Dr Robyn Whitaker, biblical scholar and theologian, ‘what is the bible?’ Robyn is a lecturer at Pilgrim Theological College. This is our third video in our Bible Studies series. The next steps resources are listed below the…

Spice Training 04 – Safe Spaces

We’re joined by Cameron Walker, who is the Safety Officer for the Uniting Church in Victoria/Tasmania. Cameron helps us understand why safe spaces are essential for safe ministries by unpacking OHS responsibilities & risk management. The ‘next steps’ resources are…