The Mission Team is a dynamic Catholic Youth Ministry Team whose mission is to proclaim the Gospel to Youth and Young Adults in the Diocese of Christchurch, New Zealand, The Team explore life and faith issues with young people and invite them into a vibrant, lifelong relationship with Christ and His Church. They do this primarily by facilitating peer to peer ministry programmes including School and Parish retreats, as well as other regular events.
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Mission Team Life
Life on Mission Team begins with a 5 week intensive formation and training programme. During training, team members develop all the practical skills required to evangelise and share the Gospel. This includes instruction in prayer and scripture, faith formation, and practical retreat leadership skills as well as community life and how to journey successfully together as a team.
After training the team continue to live life in an authentic Catholic community which is formed around their call to mission. Everyday time is spent in personal and corporate prayer, with regular opportunity for the sacraments, fellowship and spiritual direction.
As well as undertaking Youth Mission work in Christchurch City the team travels the length of the Diocese, engaging youth and young adults wherever they go. The general focus is on high school students from Years 8-13 however the Mission Team is also involved in ministry for those outside of these age groups including families.
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Mission Team staff support
Mission Team Coordinator
Male Mission Team Supervisor
Female Mission Team Supervisor
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Female Team Leader
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Male Team Leader