Youth Ministry

Baptist Churches SA & NT is passionate about encouraging youth to follow Jesus wholeheartedly.

Wholeheartedly following Jesus is the central focus for our youth ministries. Whatever youth ministry you visit, large or small – we hope you will notice this focus as young people discover who they really are in Jesus. 

A key way we support Young Adults pastors is through our SA & NT Baptist Youth & Young Adults – Pastors and Key Leaders Network. 

This network is a community of Youth and Young Adult Ministry leaders across Baptist Churches SA & NT. We meet, connect, and share resources in order to support one another and to continually grow in the skills and practice of leading a group of young adults in your local church. 

Churches should be safe places where people of all ages feel safe, and it’s our duty to make sure we take care of our young people. 

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Our team

Mary Ackers

Youth Ministry Facilitator

Mary develops and maintains strong relationships with all our youth pastors and ministry leaders in order to support them in their roles, resource them to engage in their local communities, and help them make connections with each other and broader BCSANT networks.  

Mary also organises wider events for youth including Easter Camps and Baptist Youth Gatherings. 

Scott Berry

Next Gen Team Leader

“Generations Ministry” can often refer to a church’s discipleship of young people as they develop in following Jesus and participating in His kingdom. Baptist Churches SA & NT’s next generations ministries covers people aged 0-25 among our movement. 

As Team Leader, Scott cultivates strong relationships with leaders across this next generations field. Scott also has a special role with our young adults pastors and leaders, providing events and resources to build their capacity for effective ministry to the youth and young adults in their churches. 

A great website and network. In conjunction with Scripture Union they run an annual 4-day camp in January for 9-13 year old’s

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COACH Network provides community-strengthening initiatives that empower individuals and families, ending generational cycles of poverty and family breakdown.

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A number of our Youth Pastors have affirmed a guideline to assist Churches in the process of appointing youth staff. We hope to strengthen processes which will enable effective, sustainable, and long-term youth ministry.

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Heaps of superb resources to equip you and your youth ministry to follow Jesus wholeheartedly.

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