National Youth and Young Adult Ministry News

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Close Encounters at NYALC

The first National Young Adult Leaders Conference I attended was in 2013, and I can still remember something of the bedtime story Aunty Denise Champion shared with us on the third night. It was about the Gum Tree couple.

Monday, 18 July 2016

Young and Restless at NYALC

Youthful enthusiasm withstood continuous sleep deprivation as 130 young Christian leaders from around Australia met on the Gold Coast for the UCA’s National Young Adult Leader’s Conference (NYALC).

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

What is NYALC?

Announcing the National Young Adult Leaders Conference 2016.

Friday 8th of July to Wednesday the 13th of July at Burleigh Heads.

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Monday, 16 February 2015

Who are the 7%?

It’s much easier to be a young person in a church full of other young people, and it’s no secret that some Uniting Church members are gravitating to younger, cooler denominations—or leaving church altogether. Rohan Salmond talks to some young people who have made the choice to stick around.

“I feel like now I have been to church,” Unga said at The Wayside Chapel in King’s Cross. “No us and them”.

This vision from the Chapel came to express the experience of young adults at NYALC 2014 in Sydney in early December. 

Inspired by their visit to the Chapel, the 60 participants at NYALC in December grew visibly each day in their vision for the church and its mission for today and tomorrow.

Thursday, 12 February 2015

About FACE Reflections

About FACE has been forging relationships between First and Second Peoples for over 30 years. The latest program has continued to build that trust and understanding. Nigel Trapp reports.

Thursday, 12 February 2015

National Youth Ministry Training





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What’s NYMC 2015 all about? Check it out here -

Who are the guest speakers? Find out here -




  • Uniting Church participants can quote this code in the registration for a group discount in the Promo Code box: UCA1563
  • Only use this code if you are a member of the Uniting Church in Australia
  • If you would like to participate in lunch/dinner events with NYMC please include that in your registration selection.



  • Registration with NYMT includes accommodation selection (if required).
  • We’re booking out the Cooks Endeavour Motor Inn. Register with the UCA and we will reserve you a room. 



  • The preferred arrival date is Tuesday 6th from 12:00pm at Coolangatta airport.
  • The preferred departure date is Sunday 11th from 10:00am from Coolangatta airport.


Tuesday 6th October – UCA National Youth Ministry Training Day 1

Flights in to Coolangatta airport Queenslanders shuttle people from Coolangatta airport to the motels.
10.00am – 11.00am

Check in at the motel:

Cook’s Endeavour Motor Inn/ Tweed Heads Central Motel

11:00am – 12.30pm Meet and greet other UCA people
12.30pm – 1.30pm Lunch, Picnic in the park at the end of Francis St
1.30 pm Head to our meeting room
2.00pm – 5.00pm

UCA National Youth Ministry Training Session 1

Welcome. Introductions. Worship.

Youth Ministry Sight Seeing Journey. In small groups around the headlands. Walkers wear comfortable shoes. Some cars available for non-walkers.

Point Danger, Snapper Rocks and Coolangatta Headlands.

5.00pm Free time
6.30pm UCA dinner together at The Tweed Heads Bowls Club
8.00pm – 10.00pm Getting to know each other. Noise restrictions after 10pm

Wednesday 7th October - UCA National Youth Ministry Training Day 2

National Youth Ministry Conference begins

7.30am Breakfast, jog, early morning sight seeing.
9.30am Walk to Tweed Heads meeting room
12pm Lunch
1pm Conference check in at The Hub
1.30pm UCA orientation to the sites
2pm Free time – Site seeing or resting or socializing
6.15pm – 7.15pm UCA dinner together at The Tweed Heads Bowls Club
8.00pm – 9.30pm NYMC 15 Commences Main Session

Thursday 8th October

9.00am – 10.15am Electives 1
11.00am – 12.15pm Electives 2
12.15pm – 12.30pm Lunch
12.30pm – 3.30pm NYMC 2015 Super Sessions
3.45pm – 5.00pm Electives 3
5.45pm – 8.15pm NYMC 15 Convention Dinner Book in to this!
8.00pm – 9.30pm Main Session 2

Friday 9th October

7.30am Breakfast
8.30am Walk to NYMC 15
9.00am – 12.15pm Professional Development Seminars 1
12.30pm – 1.45pm Youth Ministry Lunches: Regional Youth Ministry or Young Adult Ministry lunch
2.00pm – 3.15pm Electives 4
4.00pm – 5.15pm Electives 5
8.00pm – 9.30pm Main Session 3

Saturday 10th October

9.00am – 12.30pm Professional Development Seminars 2
12.30pm – 1.45pm Youth Ministry Lunches: Chaplains or Small Youth Group Ministry lunch
2.00pm – 3.15pm Electives 6
4.00pm – 5.15pm Electives 7
6pm – 7.30pm UCA dinner and debrief together Orient Restaurant in Twin Towns Resort   Booked for 6pm.
8:00pm - 9:30pm Main Session 3

Sunday 11th October

Check out Motel by 10am; enjoy the coast or head home. 



Wednesday, 24 December 2014

NYALC Reflections

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As a young adult leader in the Uniting Church there are many joys and many struggles.  The National Young Adult Leaders Conference hosted by the Assembly and Congress is a great way for us to gather together and share in our own unique experiences within our denomination.

Friday, 11 July 2014

Future Dates for NCYCs

The Assembly Formation, Education & Discipleship Working Group recently agreed that future NCYCs will be held in 2017 and 2020.

The National Young Adult Leaders’ Conference aims to encourage, bless, grow and empower U.C.A. young adult leaders. We want to “charge your batteries”, help you connect and synch with one another, give you some new apps (leadership and service skills) and have a lot of fun in the process.

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