“Youth Ministries Australia” (YMA) was founded by Bill and Faye Hodgson in 1979 with the vision of ‘seeing the church equipped to intentionally go and make disciples of young people who will passionately follow Jesus and disciple their own generation to do the same.’
YMA had an active presence in partnering with churches and youth leadership in better equipping them to see this vision fulfilled.
“Creative Arts Ministries” (CRAM) was founded by Darren and Judy Hamilton in 2004 with the mission to ‘mobilise and equip creative artists to impact the world for Christ’. By 2015, the organisation had fostered and encouraged more than 25 artists of all genres by investing in building, training, and equipping them to perform and to share their story.
In 2015 it was the beginning of a new era for both of these ministries as they came together to form the new youth strategy of Power to Change Australia (then called Campus Crusade for Christ Australia, CCCA). The uniting of these teams has been an extremely positive experience, with combined resources, people, material, combined influence and great range of experience. Adding this to our combined existing involvement in over 180 Schools and approximately 18,000 students across NSW.
The performance team continues to serve in schools, partnering with those working in the school environment, and our youth workers have an ongoing presence in schools.
Both of these teams working together will allow a focused approach in connecting with young people in creative and relevant ways, then moving to consistent follow up through mentoring programs and leadership development.