Awaken Youth

SAJ Youth events/programmes are open to any High School aged youth (school years 9-13). We have a mixture of social and discipleship programmes and aim to provide a safe place where people can not only come to learn about God, but can also build friendships and journey through lifes ups and downs together. Come along, we'd love you to join us!

If you're a school leaver, check out our Young Adult's Section for info about what's on offer for over 18's.
If you would like to know more about SAJ Youth or Young Adults, contact the church office on (04) 477 4853 or email You can also check out SAJ Youth on Facebook to find out about upcoming events.



Our Bible study for high school aged youth (school year 9 - 13) runs every Tuesday night. As well as studying the Bible, we also spend time serving our church and community in a variety of special projects. We think it's important not just to talk the talk, but to walk the walk too!

WHEN // Tuesday nights, 7.30pm - 9pm
WHERE // The Salvation Army Johnsonville
WHO // High school aged youth



We run social events for anyone in school year 9 or older, once a month on Saturday nights. It's a time to hang out, have fun and build relationships and it's a great way for someone new to get to know some people. We do a variety of things for our social events so check us out on Facebook (SAJ Youth) for ongoing details about what's coming up.



Since most young people tend to spend A LOT of time on Facebook, we figure that it's a good place to put all of our details about upcoming events. Check us out... now.



Sometimes life can get pretty tricky and our teen years are no different. Whether it’s you or someone else that needs help, there’s heaps of people that you can talk to who will understand how you’re feeling. The services below have trained counselors who you can talk to (it’s free & confidential). You could also talk to someone else you trust like a friend, youth leader, parent, doctor or school counselor. Don't forget that God loves you and He never leaves you or forsakes you. You are not alone. Nothing is too big for God to handle.
The Lowdown team - FREE text 5626
FREE phone 0800WHATSUP (0800 942 8787)
For advice on dealing with bullying, eating disorders, stress and more. 

CATT (04) 494 9169
If you or someone you know has reached “crisis point” – then they need urgent help. There are trained professionals, called CATT teams, who provide emergency psychiatric care for people experiencing a mental health crisis.

Please Note: If you have serious concerns for the safety of a friend in regards to suicide, do not hesitate to contact their parent/caregiver IMMEDIATELY. This issue is too big for you to handle alone. Remember that a person's life is more important than confidentiality.


Bible Gateway can help you with finding or translating bible verses. Every bible translation under the sun is on the webiste - so handy!
Keep up with what's happening in the wider Salvation Army youth scene. Event details, blogs, news, competitions... what more could you want?!
A great site for Salvation Army youth across the ditch. Check it out though - you don't have to be Australian to see that it's awesome!
Keep those eardrums happy with some sweet tunes with a great message!

Our Young Adults ministry caters to those who have finished high school. 

We meet every second Wednesday at Espressoholic on Cuba Street in Wellington for a discussion at 7:00pm. It's a great time to catch up with each other and to study God's word in a relevant way. We also meet socially at least once per term.

Contact Stuart Duxfield at with any questions you may have and for information about upcoming events.