Youth in the Churches

This subject is ideal for those who are currently working in a church with young people or those who want to gain a better understanding of youth ministry within a church context. The subject offers the opportunity to wrestle through different youth ministry models, the theology of youth ministry, the role of young people within a church and leadership within youth ministry. There is also the opportunity for field education with a youth ministry placement being part of the overall assessment of the subject. This subject is highly recommended for current youth leaders, youth ministers and those training to be in key leadership roles within a church setting.

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Subject Details

Mode On-campus 
Workload  One semester, 12 credit points
Status Elective
Subject code DE011
Prerequisites  None
Teacher   Graham Stanton


  • Introduction: Youth Ministry as Practical Theology
  • The Current State of Youth Ministry
  • Aims and Purpose of Youth Ministry
  • Models of Youth Ministry
  • Teaching in Youth Ministry
  • Programming for Youth Ministry
  • Leading a Youth Ministry
  • Youth Ministry beyond the local Church 

Study Expectations

In this subject, you can expect to be guided through a variety of learning activities which are designed to develop your understanding of and skills in the themes and passages covered in the syllabus. Students should allow 8-10 hours of study time per week for this intermediate subject including the practical requirements.


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