Jindabyne, here we come!

A message from the CEO

Grant goes to Young Life Ipswich

From left, CommBank rteam members Tiyana Scanlon, Mir Morshed and Branch Manager Troy Williams with Young Life volunteer Ben Verrell, Chloe Wright and committee member, Sue Verrell.

Young Life in Ipswich recently received a grant through CommBank’s Centenary Giving campaign. The Booval Branch of CommBank chose Young Life to receive the $10,000 award to further Young Life’s work local high schools and the community.

Chloe Wright is Young Life’s Area Manager in Ipswich.

“I am very grateful to the Booval branch team for their encouragement and this grant, which is a substantial help in reaching our goal of employing a dedicated youth worker for our area.”

For more information about supporting Young Life in Ipswich, please contact Chloe Wright on 0479 198 265.

Young Life Water Sports Tour takes off

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Young Life Club opens in Hawker

It’s happening. Our first Belconnen Club! And if you are in the Hawker-Belconnen area and in high school or college, you are invited…

Young Life Canberra is responsible for pancakes and Bubble Soccer at Belconnen High.

You can expect games, challenges, themes, food and a chance to relax and chat. It’s fun, a bit crazy and a really good place to hang out with friends outside of school.

The team who are leading Club are volunteers and are known to students at Belconnen High for running the pancake breakfast.

Young Life Australia runs camps as well as Clubs, including a national Summer Camp held in Jindabyne every January.

“So come along, don’t miss out. We meet this week on Thursday, 12th April, and every second-week starting next term in weeks 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10,” says Alex.

What: Young Life Belconnen, a youth group for all high-school and college-age young people

When: Thursday, April 12 at 3.36pm and every second week from the beginning of Term Two.

Where: Corner of Beetaloo St and Belconnen Way (Christ Church Hawker)

The venue for Young Life Belconnen, Christ Church Hawker

For more information about Young Life Canberra, email Alex Lee or call 0427 208 778.

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Young Life Staff gather

Young Life Australia’s annual staff gathering took place this week.

The team flew in from around Australia to plan, train and share their experiences working with young people.

“Thanks to everyone who has taken part, particularly those who have shared their knowledge and experience,” says Glyn Henman, Young Life Australia’s CEO.

Volunteers return from Summer Camp

Summer Camp was a huge success and in the latest edition of Young Life Australia’s Connections newsletter we hear from volunteers, Robyn, Yianni, Glenn and Jade.

Robyn had come all the way from Kingaroy in Queensland.

“I didn’t really know what I was coming to and what I found was a lot of noise, fun, sincerity, love, and challenging experiences.”

“The campers heard some excellent talks and experienced amazing love, concern and care.”

This year’s camp involved 80 volunteers on Summer Staff or Work Crew. To hear more from Yianni, Glenn and Jade, view the latest edition of Connections online.

If you are interested in serving on Summer Staff at Young Life’s national Summer Camp in 2019, go to younglife.org.au/campchamp


Young Life reports growth and new challenges

 Young Life Australia’s Annual Review is now available online in our September 2017 issue of Connections.

“I am very happy to be able to report Young Life Australia as seen further growth in 2016-17,” says Glyn Henman, CEO of Young Life Australia.

“Income from donations and fundraising totaled $1,139,928, the result of regular giving and the fundraising efforts and activities taking place in the areas where Young Life operates.

“Thank you to everyone in the Young Life network who materially gave so we could support, encourage and reach out to young people during this past year.”

To access the Annual Review, click here. To learn about who is on Young Life’s board of directors click here.

If you would like to make a donation toward Young Life’s community-based programs, click here.

Young Life is a non-denominational Christian organisation with a vision to build confidence, resilience and values in Australia’s young people through significant relationships with adults who model the love of Jesus Christ. Donations to Young Life Australia over $2 are tax deductible.

Volunteers make the best members

Did you know, as a Young Life volunteer you can become a member?

Young Life welcomes people from the communities in which we serve to be members of our organisation. This is a great way to affirm your support for Young Life’s purpose and show your interest in helping the organisation develop and sustain its work among young people.

Ideally, we’d love all our volunteers to become members and our AGM in September 2017 is an opportunity to submit new candidates.

Interested? Then act today! There is a document to read and a form to be filled in. You must be nominated and seconded by an existing member. Call our national office and we will direct you to the right person.

  1. Download and read the membership information
  2. If you agree, sign the form and phone Llew Morris at the National Office on 02 9877 5144 who will advise you from there.

What does it cost? 

There are two tiers of membership:

Association members have the right to vote at the AGM. This is $40 per annum

Young Life partners do not have voting rights. This is $20 per annum.

These small payments will help Young Life administer important aspects of being a volunteer organisation such as training and insurance needs; as well as managing child safety.

Interested in volunteering at Summer Camp in 2018. Lodge your details here!





Young Life teams up with The Timothy Partnership

Young Life Australia has announced a new collaboration in 2017 with online ministry course provider, The Timothy Partnership.

CEO Glyn Henman says Young Life’s residential training and leadership program, known as Abide, would see participants complete the Academic Studies in Theology Certificate or units toward a Diploma in Ministry from the Australian College of Theology through The Timothy Partnership.

Abide is a 12-month residential program located at Young Life’s College in Armidale NSW. It combines practical experience of school and community-based outreach programs with a supportive framework for pursuing online study.

Program Director Brendan Hatte says, “The Timothy Partnership has the vision to make learning available to anyone, anywhere. It is a great fit for the Abide program which is designed to prepare young men and women as Christians, to make a difference in their own communities.”

“Some of our trainees have a full-time mission mindset, while others plan to continue on as committed volunteers, combining roles as employees, students or parents with a willingness to share their time with young people who are seeking examples of what the Christian life is all about.”

“A year in the Abide program pursuing studies through The Timothy Partnership is designed to inspire and prepare trainees for whatever path they choose.”

Young Life Australia is a non-denominational organisation running programs for youth across Australia. Established in 1972, Young Life aims to connect with young people outside the church: to be accessible and involved in community life.

For more information about the Abide Residential Youth Ministry and Leadership training program, visit www.younglife.org.au/abide or contact Brendan Hatte on 0431 294 501.

Applications are now open for 2017.

Applications are now open for 2017.