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: MIN520
  • 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


  1. Analyse the biblical, historical and theological foundations for youth ministry including consideration of other Christian perspectives and understandings;
  2. Explain and evaluate the importance of understanding the themes and influences of contemporary pop culture;
  3. Appraise and critique shifts in youth culture and youth ministry in Australia;
  4. Based on personal involvement, critically analyse practical aspects of youth ministry;
  5. Explain and contrast the various sub-cultures which provide the context of youth ministry.

Subject Content

  1. Theological and social foundations/models of youth ministry
  2. History of youth ministry
  3. Generation ministry within the vision of the church/strategic planning
  4. Adolescent development and world
  5. Legal and ethical issues in youth ministry
  6. Pastoral care of youth
  7. Youth leadership and culture
  8. Working with schools
  9. Generation discipleship and missions
  10. Adventure and camps/university campus ministry
  11. Working with parents
  12. Empowering young people
  13. 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 95 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%)