Anchored Pilot

Anchored is a baptism / confirmation course where ministers can invite their young people to explore issues of faith and provide the opportunity to profess their faith through baptism / confirmation. The course will begin with an overnight retreat led by PYM (Presbyterian Youth Ministry) and PCYM (Presbyterian Children and Families Ministry). We ask that both the minister and youth who have signed up for the course attend this retreat. At the retreat you will be alongside other churches from Northern Presbytery who have also signed up for this course. 
After the retreat, the minister will lead their youth in 5 sessions over a series of weeks at their church. Once all the sessions are complete, youth are welcome to decide whether they would like to be confirmed / baptised. 

Who? The course is for youth in years 7 – 10 at school (intermediate and first 2 years of high school). 

When? The overnight retreat is set to take place from Saturday 14th August – Sunday 15th August. We ask that ministers please find cover on Sunday 15th August as you will be at the retreat that morning (I am sure your congregation will appreciate / understand that you are needing cover while you spend time with your youth!) 

Where? The overnight retreat will take place at St Francis Retreat Centre: 50 Hillsborough Road, Mt Roskill, Auckland. The 5 sessions will run at your church (or at the chosen location of the minister and youth). 

Cost: As we plan to hold the retreat at the St Francis Retreat Center in Hillsborough, there will be a cost of $50 per person to attend. This includes a room to yourself + 3 meals on site + the course led by Gordon Fitch and Robin Humphries (I will be there too). We ask that you please make your own travel arrangements to and from the site. 

If you are interested or would like more info please contact Emma Page: youthnorthernpresbytery@gmail.com