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Engaging young people authentically with the Bible today can be daunting, but it is an amazing opportunity to wrestle with big questions, go deeper, and walk closely through life with others. Adrian Blenkinsop, from Bible Society Australia, gives us some ideas to help young people see the Bible as an essential resource for life.

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Who Is The Holy Spirit?

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Mike Pilavachi - founder and leader of 'Soul Survivor', spoke at Northern Easter Camp this year. Caleb Slaney attended Easter Camp and interviewed Mike about the Holy Spirit.

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Seeking Godly Decisions

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What do you do when you can't decide?

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A fresh perspective on the Easter story for 12,000 youth

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A fresh perspective and some unique artwork are the hallmarks of a new resource specially designed to encourage youth to engage with the biblical story of Easter. Bible Society will distribute this resource free to more than 12,000 youth at Easter Camps...

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Good Grief

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How can we help teenagers cope with loss?

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Rest - To Marvel, To Celebrate

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Does busyness have a say in your worth? If we were to take a day without work, just to marvel and celebrate God's work, what could it look like?

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The Beauty of Unity

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August saw around one thousand (mostly young) people from Anglican and Baptist Churches in Auckland, come together in Holy Trinity Cathedral to worship God. The different aspects of Anglican and Baptist worship were beautifully assembled into a stunning evening of unified worship. Alan Burnett, Matt Vaine and Dale Campbell tell us about this journey.

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Escaping Social Media through Social Justice

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We live in a world of brokenness, of injustice and incredible inequality. We also live in a world of noise, driven by likes and filters, status updates and hashtags. A must-read article for any who feel the pull of social media and comparison culture!

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Encouraging Young People to Engage with the Bible

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BYM, in conjunction with Bible Society are hosting a tour in August exploring how to encourage young people to engage with the Bible. Current research will be presented as well as some practical ideas. Information about this and some of the content are as follows...

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A Poem: God's Well

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Here we share a spoken word poem by Eric Soakai from Greenlane Christian Centre.

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The Place of Youth Ministry: An Interview with Duffy Robbins

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Duffy Robbins has given his life to Youth Ministry. He is Professor of Youth Ministry at Eastern University, PA and speaks internationally to youth and youth workers. He has written numerous articles, books and also curriculum and it was great to have him with us at the BYM youth leaders training this year. He shares a few thoughts with us from his wealth of experience.

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The Transformational Role of Worship

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Worship has a huge role in forming, re-forming and transforming us to be less like our culture and more like Christ, and therefore enabling us to be a witness to it. I want to talk here about the importance of how we shape our gathered worship.

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Spiritual Practices - Simplicity and Generosity

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Many of us devote significant time, thought, money and fears on items that ultimately mean little to us. In contrast, minimal attention is focused on what we truly value unless circumstances shock us back into reality.

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Spiritual Practices - Rhythms and Rules of Life

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As part of my role as Youth Pastor at Titirangi Baptist Church and affiliation with 24-7 Youthwork, I mentor students at the local High School by teaching them to play the drums. The first lesson for each new student will often involve me displaying some of my drumming skills. I hope this can inspire them to see that I might have something to teach them. But more importantly, I want to convey this: discipline is the pathway to freedom.

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The Importance of Loneliness

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I’m currently sitting alone in my kitchen waiting for brownies to finish baking...Although I’m sitting here “alone” it is taking everything in me not to pick up my iPhone and see how many likes my Instagram photo is at.

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Loneliness

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Have you ever felt lonely? Your mind might instantly go right back to a time when you felt completely alone. You might remember the feelings of sadness, or frustration, or the feeling that no one understands, or I just don’t fit in....Maybe that’s where you are right now.

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His Approach, Our Approach

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What do you do when you want to get someone’s attention? Are you the type of person who is straight in there, confident, heart on your sleeve, telling it just as you are? Or are you a bit more reserved, maybe sussing the situation out a bit before you make your move?

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Youth Resource - True Story

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Bible Society New Zealand has just released three new True Story films aimed at helping youth connect with the Bible. The biblical stories of Mary, Peter and Noah are the latest to join the list of popular True Story short films.

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Upside Down and Inside Out

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Originally from Ireland, Karen moved over to New Zealand three years ago on a one-year visa. She had always had a passion for youth ministry but had become burnt out to the extent that she didn’t think she would ever return to it. Yet this was not to be. When she arrived in New Zealand one Wednesday in 2011, she began volunteering as a youth leader at Doubtless Bay Christian Centre five days later.

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Life on the sex spectrum

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A spectrum is used to classify something in terms of its position on a scale between two extreme points. So what’s the Sex Spectrum? Looking at two extreme ends of the scale – what the world says and what your faith says about sex – and figuring out where you stand.

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Red Flags in a Relationship

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So, you're in a relationship. It's a pretty exciting time of life, huh? Perhaps you recently met someone who caught your interest, and you're hoping that with time you'll be able to discern if the relationship should move toward marriage. Or maybe you've been dating for quite some time now. You've identified the other person's strengths, but have also discovered some traits that leave you scratching your head.

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