Details for Youth Ministry

Generation Y? Why? Effective ministry must always be grounded in love and understanding. The objective of this unit is to explore ways to build a deep and compassionate understanding of young people; their needs, pressures and concerns. To do so, we must understand the context in which they grow up and the social norms that surround and form them. If you have a heart to minister more effectively to the next generation, this unique course will empower you to engage and make a dramatic difference with Gen Y and beyond.

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: MIN220
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Dean O'Keefe


The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Youth Ministry

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content

Curriculum Objective

This course unit provides an introduction to the problems and prospects facing youth ministry in Australasia, including adolescent needs, pressures of sexuality, identity and community, para-church organisations and the basic skills of establishing youth oriented programs in the local church.


  1. Demonstrate a knowledge  of the biblical, historical and theological foundations for youth ministry including consideration of other Christian perspectives and understandings;
  2. Explain the importance of understanding the themes and influences of contemporary pop culture;
  3. Demonstrate ability to assess shifts in youth culture and youth ministry in Australia;
  4. Based on personal involvement, analyse practical aspects of youth ministry;
  5. Contrast the various sub-cultures which provide the context of youth ministry.

Subject Content

  1. Theological and social foundations
  2. History of youth ministry
  3. Generation ministry within the vision of the church/strategic planning
  4. Adolescent development
  5. Adolescent world
  6. Youth leadership and culture
  7. Working with schools
  8. Generation discipleship and missions
  9. Adventure and camps/university campus ministry
  10. Working with parents
  11. Empowering young people
  12. Youth Communications and evangelism

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to Face (onsite)
  • Distance/E-learning (online)
  • Intensive (One week: 7 hours per day for 5 days = 35 class hours + approx 108 hours out of class time for research, writing, exam preparation and execution, ancillary activities associated with completion of assigned tasks)

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis University College.

Assessment Methods

  • Book Review (30%)
  • Major Essay (50%)
  • Reflective Exercise: Blog (20%)