Youth Minister Profile – Tiarne Rogers
Hey hey everyone! My name is Tiarne Rogers and I am a Youth Minister at Newman Senior Technical College, Port Macquarie!
I have become a Youth Minister this year for so many reasons. To minister and be ministered to! It is as simple as 123. To be able to work with students who are eager to learn more and know more about themselves and their relationship with our Lord and for them to show me ways to grow closer to our Lord. Everyday I am at the school is amazing because I am able to connect and grow with students and learn more about their lives. Being a Youth Minister has got to be the most rewarding experience I will ever have.
This year, so much has already gone on! From the Lismore Equipping School for all Youth Ministers, to the LEAD Conference in Grafton, Kairos, masses and so much more. But for me, one thing that I am able to reflect on and be so grateful for has definitely got to be the Equipping School. This is where I met all my fellow Youth Ministers from the Lismore Diocese. I remember on the first day, we all kind of just hung around who we know and on the second day, we were a big family. I am so blessed to work with such a beautiful team of young men and women of Christ, who empower, love and encourage each other.
There is a whole list of things that I am looking forward to for the remainder of this year. The Shine Gathering, Vinnie’s school sleepout, Ignite Conference, Mission Trip and more. However, the one thing that I am SO excited for would definitely be the Ignite Conference in Brisbane. This year would be my third Ignite and I feel like it just gets better and better each year. I look forward to everything Ignite has to offer each year, but the rallies are always the highlight of my experience. Being able to praise and worship the Lord in such a powerful way alongside hundreds and hundreds of young people from across Australia blows my mind and to be able to witness the Holy Spirit working through not only the young people at the conference but also myself, amazes me.
I can’t wait for the rest of the year and to continue growing my love for our Lord, Jesus Christ.