24-7 is a youth support programme in secondary schools, but based out of local churches, with community support. It originated from Spreydon Baptist Church in Christchurch, and was so appreciated by secondary schools it’s now gone nationwide. It has so much “street cred” that last year the government agreed to help fund it.
Rose’s work is 15 hours/week as 24-7 Team Leader at Marlborough Girls College. Her other 25 hours each week will be building our youth ministry. Jeremy has a position as a PE teacher at Marlborough Girls.
For Nativity this means with our staffing 3 out of 4 of our paid ministry staff are being re-focussed this year on leading our ministry to those on the fringes of the church, young families, and youth. That's an exciting investment - and a big faith step. What a year!