Young people are screaming out for meaning and purpose and for something to believe in. This is the challenge that the teams from NET Ministries take up as they travel and live in cities and towns in schools and parishes throughout this nation. The teams present a vision for life which challenges, equips and encourages young people in their day to day circumstances.
At the heart of the ministry is the personal witness of our team members, young men and women who have experienced in their own livesthe transforming power of God’s love and the difference that this love can make.
We offer young people positive life skills and leadership training as well as running programs which cover areas such as sexuality, social responsibility, peer pressure, self image, family issues and life purpose.
May I express on behalf of the staff of the College how thankful we are for the Team’s presence at our Year Ten Retreat this week. Their inspiration , commitment to faith and ease in working as a team impressed everyone……their interaction with the students during the day and around the camp was enthusiastic and most friendly…..it has been a very blessed week for our Year Ten students and we are grateful to have NET with us.
This peer to peer, value-driven ministry is very effective because it offers a radical alternative to what is offered by society at present. NET teams bring their own positive stories, struggles, their willingness to listen and relate on a youthful level, this is indispensable. Just as chaplains in schools are there, standing beside youth in their day to day situations, so too are NET teams. Whether that is by playing sport, lending a listening ear, connecting them to the help they need, teaching life skills or jamming on a guitar, the message to young people is the same – they are important, loved and valuable. Our lengthy experience in this ministry has allowed us to branch out into developing nations such as Uganda in Africa, the Marshall Islands, Palau and many other places.