Introducing Youth Ministry

The unit Introducing Youth Ministry is an introduction to the practice of youth ministry.  It seeks to encourage students to think differently about how best to minister to this post-modern generation.  Students will be introduced to ideas and principles applicable to many different contexts and given tools to evaluate and implement these principles.

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:

  • Identify the nature of youth ministry within the church
  • Understand the relevance of the various principals of youth ministry to the ministry of the local church
  • Explain the theory and practice behind a specific model of youth ministry and how to apply it to a local setting
  • Describe the process for analysing the current context of a group with a view to setting and communicating vision and goals for the ministry
  • Apply lessons learned to effectively reach and minister to contemporary youth of a given context whether real or imagined.
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