Children’s and Youth Ministry Pathway

Be equipped for gospel ministry among children and young people in a nationwide community studying online, on campus and in intensive mode.

Ridley College offers an integrated study program in the theology and
practice of children’s and youth ministry (CYM) with leading practical
theologians and expert practitioners.

You can study online in cohorts of CYM students, or join an on-campus
CYM learning community. Intensive on-campus units provide the opportunity to join together with fellow students from around Australia.

The CYM training pathway as part of one of the ACT undergraduate or graduate awards is grounded in biblical studies, and integrates theological understanding with CYM practice.

Benefits include:

  • Travel subsidies for students residing min 50km outside of  Melbourne to attend intensives
  • FEE-HELP available for eligible students
  • Accredited by the Australian College of Theology
  • Access to Ridley’s Leon Morris library, and extensive online resources.

2019 Units

DM306/506 Foundations for Children’s and Youth Ministry

DM346/546 Personal Formation for Developmental Ministries

2020 Units

DM411/611 Youth in the Churches (intensive)

DM447/647 Skills for Children’s and Family Ministry (online)


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