8 May, 2017

Welcome Adrian Blinkinsop

Today our new Youth Ministry Coach, Adrian Blinkinsop joins the State Ministry Team.

Following James Bowden's conclusion in the role of State Youth Minister, we announced we will not be continuing the State Youth Minister role as it has been but instead split the role into two - Youth Events Coordinator and Youth Ministry Coach.

Adrian will work alongside Youth Events Coordinator, Carl Milne under the direction of Mission and Ministry Coordinator Mark Riessen to encourage and build up youth ministries across the state. Adrian will fulfill the role of Youth Ministry Coach 2 days a week.

Adrian brings over 25 years of experience in youth ministry working at local, state, national and international level encouraging and equipping youth ministries, mentoring and coaching leaders, developing and implementing programs for effective youth ministry engagement. Adrian was part of the catalyst in the development of State Youth Games in SA 21 years ago and has his youth ministry roots in Churches of Christ and Youth Vision SA.

Adrian has performed a similar role with Churches of Christ in SA in the past. He has great connection to and knowledge of our movement and already established youth ministries and an extensive awareness of youth culture in Australia today which will be valuable insight into developing and equipping our youth leaders.

Mark, Carl & Adrian will now form the nucleus of the newly reformed Youth Vision SA Executive team who along with key youth ministry representatives from our churches will bring new leadership and vision into youth ministry for Churches of Christ in SA & NT

The State Ministry Team are grateful for Adrian's enthusiasm and willingness to serve with Churches of Christ in SA & NT and the depth of the experience he brings to the team.