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Synod Youth Office:

The role of the Synod Youth Coordinator is to encourage and assist youth leaders and churches throughout Otago & Southland to develop healthy youth ministries that offer young people the opportunity to grow in their faith in God. 

What’s on offer from the Synod Youth Office?


  • Monthly email containing updates, resources & interesting youth tit-bits.
  • Annual gathering for youth leaders.
  • Regional gatherings for networking and training
  • Synod webpage
  • Database – keeping a record of who’s out there.


  • Regional workshops and training events
  • Youth Leadership development camps “Going Somewhere” and "Going Deeper - in youth ministry"
  • Specialised training can be requested by parishes.


  • Synod webpage
  • Promoting good resources for youth ministry
  • Monthly email updates


  • Ensuring youth leaders are supported through issues relating to change, conflict resolution, complaints, safety & employment etc.
  • Representing & promoting Synod regional work at national, global & ecumenical levels as appropriate.


  • Enabling Synod events to happen each year.
  • Supporting and encouraging regional events like Samstock each year.
  • Supporting and encouraging new initiatives and developments relating to youth ministry.



Synod Youth Coordinator
Email: youth@synod.org.nz

Presbyterian Synod Of Otago and Southland.
Phone: {03} 477 7365
Fax: {03} 477 6736
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Level 5, Evan Parry House,
43 Princes St, Dunedin.
P O Box 1131,
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