CSYMA National and International Leaders Training Day – Monday 4th March
Following the 2019 Oceania Equipping School in Canberra, CSYMA National and International Leaders gathered for a day of Professional Development focused on the implementation of various aspects of the CSYMA 4 phase model. The day was represented by leaders from New Zealand, Samoa, Fiji, Tonga, Uganda, Kenya, England and Australia. The Australian leaders came from the following Diocese: Canberra-Goulburn; Lismore; Parramatta, Broken Bay, Wollongong, Melbourne, Wilcannia-Forbes, Darwin. Apologies were received from Sandhurst and Rockhampton reps.
The day included exploring the CSYMA vision, curriculum implementation and up-dates, the Youth Ministers International (YMI) program, expansion of Equipping Schools, teacher formation strategies and sharing’s from various regions on the development of evnagelisation initiatives. The day was attended by approx. 60 participants and was a great opportunity for learning about the latest developments and also connecting and learning with other leaders from across the CSYMA network. An interesting development was the relationships built between Australian schools and overseas representatives which will see an expansion of mission opportunities in the years ahead.
Key outcomes from the day included a re-vamped student curriculum with a new suite of resources (new video packages); a comprehensive formation program for Youth Ministers and the launch of a new formation program for teachers named ‘Called’. It is envisaged that this leaders day will occur each year following the Equipping School in Canberra and include national and international leaders.