This unit introduces students to theologies and practices of youth ministry. Students will explore the cross-cultural nature of ministering to youth in Australian culture and reflect theologically on the task. They will explore and evaluate various ideas, strategies and frameworks for evangelism, discipleship and mission with and to young people. This unit explores ministry to young people in church settings, as well as introducing basic principles to connect with young people in non-church based settings.

Unit Code: DP3120B

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit Discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Eva Burrows College

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Learning Outcomes


Articulate theological understandings of ministry to youth


Analyse the cultural contexts of young people and develop strategies for communication and evangelism


Assess elements of ministry practice which develop faith in young people


Evaluate frameworks for effective engagement in youth ministry


Evaluate a range of communication, relational and pastoral skills relevant to youth ministry and understand their application.


Apply an integrated theological framework of youth ministry to a cultural ministry setting

Unit sequence

30 points in Field D for level 3


Lectures, Site visits, Tutorials, Workshops


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Tutorial Paper

2000 word Tutorial Paper

2000 40.0

3000 word Integrative Essay

3000 60.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 26 Sep, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-11-12 10:59:09 +1100