This unit introduces students to theologies and practices of youth ministry. Students will explore the cross-cultural nature of ministering to youth in Australian culture, and reflect theologically on the task. They will explore and evaluate various ideas, strategies and frameworks for evangelism, discipleship and mission with and to young people. This unit explores ministry to young people in church settings, as well as introducing basic principles to connect with young people in non-church based settings.

Unit Code: DP2720B

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit Discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Eva Burrows College

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Learning Outcomes


Articulate theological understandings of ministry to youth.


Analyse the cultural contexts of young people and develop strategies for communication and evangelism.


Assess elements of ministry practice which develop faith in young people


Articulate a framework for effective engagement in youth ministry.


Articulate the importance of communication, relational and pastoral skills relevant to youth ministry.

Unit sequence

30 points in Field D for level 3


Lectures, group work, online forums, videos


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Oral Presentation

1,500 word online presentation

1500 40.0

2500 word Integrative Essay

2500 60.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 26 Sep, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-11-12 10:07:37 +1100