Mustard Schools Ministry

Oct 05, 2022
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Tasmanian Youth

Supporting Our High School Students …

… In Their Mission Field

"The Mustard Lunchtime Groups totally changed my life because it gave me an oopportunity to explore Christianity."
Claire

Mustard is a non–denominational ministry focused on transforming lives through Jesus in schools and in particular empowering students to step up and be leaders in their school communities.

We encourage and support students to run student-led Lunchtime Groups where they can come together, discuss faith and explore the bigger questions in life. 

Pastors, teachers, chaplains and mentors are all incredibly important in developing faith in youth, but these days there is a limit to what they can do in the school setting. Therefore, the most powerful influencers are the students themselves.

When students are equipped and encouraged to lead their peers to Jesus, they can have a huge impact in both state and private schools. 

HOW DOES MUSTARD SUPPORT STUDENTS?

"It was daunting to start our Mustard Lunchtime Group, but through the support of Mustard we figured it out" Angelina

Once we have connected with students who are willing to be bold and lead a Lunchtime Group in their school, we support them in a number of different ways:

  • Personalised mentoring. This includes helping students plan their group, liaising with school leadership, training to lead Bible discussions and praying with them.
  • The Mustard Hub web-app. This gives students access to a range of Bible study resources that work well in the limited time of a school lunch break.
  • Connect them with a network. Other students from around Tassie can encourage share their experiences.
  • Partnering in private schools. We cn also partner with Christian students in private schools to help run chapel services, or big group presentations. This way they can share the gospel in creative and engaging ways.

We would love your support in our ministry across Tasmania.
You can partner with Mustard by:

1. Connecting us with students

Mustard Schools Ministry

Do you know a student who would like to lead a Lunchtime Group?  Can you connect us with a youth group, a youth camp, church or school. Then, we can visit and invite youth to consider starting a Lunchtime Group!

If you are a teacher, chaplain, or staff member at a school, you could play an integral role in supporting a Lunchtime Group.

2. Praying for students

The Mustard Schools Ministry is alive and active in Tasmania

There is a prayer network praying for our student leaders, and a special prayer chain for our students during exams. You can receive prayer emails and help cover these brave young people in prayer.

You can sign up to receive prayer emails here: https://mustard.org.au/subscribe/.

3. Financially

We rely on the generous donations of individuals and churches to employ our State Director, Nicole Mayall. Funds are also needed to help resource our Lunchtime Group leaders.

You can become a grower through a one off or regular donation by signing up at: https://mustard.org.au/donate/

4. Volunteering

“Looking back, it feels like God has brought me a full circle.  When I started in Year 12, I wasn’t a Christian, then through Mustard I became a Christian and now I’m working at my school as a Chaplain and I help support the Mustard Lunchtime Group.” 

Claire
Nicole Mayall Mustard Ministry Tas

Mustard needs volunteers! Help mentor lunchtime students, sing, act or speak at our big group schools’ presentations and provide administrative support.

For more information about Mustard, or how you can help, please contact Nicole Mayall at nicole@mustard.org.au


Nicole Mayall attends Citywide Baptist Church.

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