Elisabeth Carter

Growing young people beyond youth group

For youth groups throughout Australia, the school holidays and the Easter period can be challenging times for connecting with young people. Hurstville Presbyterian’s youth group, Hurstville Young People Evangelising (HYPE), saw the gap between terms as an opportunity. HYPE runs on Friday nights for years 6-12, with a team of four leaders and around 8-15 youth depending on the night.


Two different approaches to teaching the significance of Easter through SRE

For many kids and youth around NSW, SRE is their only opportunity to hear about Jesus at Easter time. For long-time SRE teachers Janette and James, the joy of sharing Jesus – news far better than chocolate eggs and bunnies – never wanes. Currently serving at Copmanhurst Public School, Janette has been teaching SRE, initially alongside her husband David, for


From Bible passage to Bible talk: tips from experienced speaker Tom French

Tom French is an experienced and gifted Bible teacher, who has been a speaker on PY camps numerous times. He’s currently a youth minister for a combined church youth group in Melbourne, and has worked and done talks for lots of big parachurch organisations in Australia. But even the most experienced givers of Bible talks had to start somewhere, and


Summer Camp leaders reflect on the joys of seeing young people step up

Despite the looming threat of the Omicron variant of COVID, PYNSW pushed ahead with running Summer Camp, and all agree – it was a roaring success! Youth from around NSW came together for fun and games, excellent Bible teaching, in-depth discussions, and a fantastic New Year’s celebration. While there were a couple of COVID scares, we thank God for protecting

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