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ILLUMINATE


Ignite the use of our Spiritual Gifts

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ILLUMINATE


Ignite the use of our Spiritual Gifts

MISSION 

To lead young people into a saving relationship with Jesus Christ and help them find their place in God’s Service.


Our Commitment

To inspire, train, resource and empower our youth leaders to share in this sacred trust.

VISION

To see young people flourish in local church ministry by training, encouraging and empowering youth leaders.

Our Values

Excellence, relevance, creativity, loyalty, authenticity, advocacy, accountability, joy, encouragement, affirmation, youth giftedness and the preciousness of the individual.

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About Us


About Us


TEAM

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WILLIE MAUGA

Pr Uili (Willie) Mauga has been part of the Western Australia Youth Department since 2012. He loves what he does for a living. He is passionate about discipleship, empowering young leaders and connecting people with God. His goal in this role is to ensure the young people are nurtured, heard, engaged and involved in the church's story

He is married to Dayle, they have one daughter whom he loves - Haven Sene. 

DEREK MCCUTCHEON

Meet Derek, our outrageous Associate Youth Director whose vibrant spontaneity and unique creativity definitely make up for his exceptionally bad map reading skills.  In all his 19 years of ministry, he has always had a focus on youth, teens and children because they are what makes him tick.  He has been married to Julie for over 20 years and has two special daughters – his big one Michaela, aged 15 and his little one Kaitlyn, aged 7.  Along with his love of reading non-fiction, debating politics and an obsession for all things AFL, Derek’s enthusiasm for life reflects his exuberant love for God and his desire to inspire everyone to be the best they can be.

SARAH BARRETT

Sarah Barrett; happily married to Dave, youth worker at Clarkson SDA Church, aspiring gym junky, and now part of the WA Youth Department team. Our fun-loving, high spirited assistant is passionate about the young people of this country. Striving to make the church and its resources more accessible, Sarah is excited to help drive the youth department forward so that we, the church, can truly impact our communities and bring people into a saving relationship with Jesus. Empowering young people, spreading the Word, making connections and just loving people… This is where it’s at!

ADVISORY

The WA Youth Department enlists the help of the Youth Advisory and Pathfinder Advisory made up of local youth group members and Pathfinder leaders, in order to facilitate, prepare and oversee events for WA Youth to grow in Christ. The advisories are responsible for running Youth Rallies, Leadership Training and all Pathfinder Events and provide the necessary support to the Youth Department leaders and local youth groups and clubs.

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Resources


Resources


As a youth department we want to equip our youth and leaders with all the tools that they need to lead people to know Jesus! If you want leadership info, to check out our calendar, learn about the AUC Youth, Safe Places training and information or to find a youth group click the buttons below! 

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Contact Us


Contact Us


If you have any questions about the youth department or are simply in need of prayer or support feel free to send us a message via the contact form below or our Facebook Page. We look forward to hearing from you!

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