Youth Ministry and Personal Growth

This unit engenders the appreciation of a balanced ministry, by establishing healthy ministry patterns to combat unrealistic expectations and burnout. The assists in developing the necessary professional and personal tools for sustaining youth ministry. The themes included are longevity in youth ministry, managing self, time, change and diversity, dealing with conflict and criticism, building an effective leadership team, youth and Christian spirituality, preventing stress and burnout, budgeting, fundraising and financial management and responsible practices for youth leadership.

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. Know how to establish healthy ministry patterns to combat unrealistic expectations and burnout in Youth Ministry.
  2. Have an understanding of the tools necessary to develop initiative and personal management skills.
  3. Articulate the factors contributing to the changing face of youth culture and society and how this impacts the local Church
  4. Articulate the issues around caring for, resourcing and developing serves ass.
  5. Apply balanced life principles to assist ministry and personal growth.
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