Explore Foundations of Youth Ministry

NZQF Level: Level 5
NZQF Credits: 15 credits
Duration: 1 Semester. 2 Taught Blocks in Auckland.
Intakes: February
Study Options: Block Course

Course Outline

This semester course aims to introduce students to ideas and practices that are fundamental to youth ministry in Aotearoa New Zealand.

It will encourage students to begin the journey of thinking theologically, sociologically, and philosophically about youth ministry.

Students will develop practical skills for ministry with youth as well as engaging with a range of recent scholarship that highlights various approaches to, and ethos of youth ministry.

The course is taught as two Block Courses in Auckland:

11 – 13 March 2021

20 – 22 May 2021

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this Course students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the historical and theological context for Christian ministry to youth
  2. Articulate the place and functions of youth ministry within a church
  3. Describe models and approaches to youth ministry
  4. Identify factors that are required for the successful programming and implementation of youth ministry, and demonstrate their importance in specific contexts
  5. Demonstrate growing self-awareness of the skills and competencies needed in the leading of ministry with youth


Entry Requirements

General Admission

In order to gain admission all applicants must have achieved one of the following:

  • National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA), with a minimum of 42 credits at Level 3 or higher on the National Qualifications Framework, and
  • a minimum of 8 credits in English at Level 2 or higher, 4 credits of which must be in reading and with the remaining 4 in writing.
  • A grade of C or higher in each of the three subjects in New Zealand University Entrance or Bursaries and Scholarships (NZUEBS) examinations.

For Special Admission and full information please see the Academic Regulations and Calendar.

Transfer from other Programmes

Students who have completed courses at other institutions may be eligible for cross-credits or recognition of current competency.

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