This unit provides a general introduction to the practice of youth ministry. It offers a broad overview of the basic foundations of youth ministry and invites students to reflect strategically and theologically about ministry with the present generation of youth. Although aimed primarily at preparing the student for youth ministry in the local church, this course will also provide a basis for exploring other forms of youth ministry.

Unit Code: DA8701S

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Foundational

Unit Discipline: Mission and Ministry

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Stirling Theological College

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Learning Outcomes


Articulate a theological understanding of the nature and strategic place of youth ministry within the church.


Evaluate the effectiveness of different models of youth ministry in establishing vision, identifying needs and engaging cultural groups of young people.


Identify Christian leadership principles for a local church youth ministry context.


Evaluate strategies and resources to effectively engage with youth.


Reflect critically on the self-identity of people in ministry with youth and articulate aspects of ‘call’ to youth ministry.


12 online sessions for 3 hours student engagement


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Tutorial Paper

Tutorial paper (1000 words)

1000 20.0

Document Comparison (2500 words)

2500 40.0

Integrative Essay (2500 words)

2500 40.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-05-31 11:15:49 +1000