Developing a Youth Ministry

This unit provides strategies for establishing a culture of discipleship and leadership development within the youth group. It provides guidance in the practice of recruiting and training youth leaders as well as building student leaders. It sets up principles for making disciples, unleashing potential, using small groups for follow-up and nurture, equipping youth leaders, and mentoring to spiritual maturity. It introduces youth ministry development, competent running of camps, retreats and mission trips while developing a culture of evangelism.

Study Level



Christian Life and Ministry

Sub Discipline

Pastoral Theology

Credit Points




Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Understand the key principles and strategies for making disciples in youth ministry.
  2. Identify the key components for faith development & discipleship in youth.
  3. Understand the importance of developing a relational approach to youth ministry.
  4. Explain the context of programs in the discipleship and mentoring of young people and leaders.
  5. Apply various models for equipping youth for leadership and ministry
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