Youth Ministry training courses offered by Morling College will provide you with a solid foundation in both the practical skills and knowledge necessary to plan and implement effective Christian youth ministry in a variety of settings. Youth Ministry at Morling partners your ongoing practical experience with knowledge gained through focused training conferences, allowing you to immediately apply your skills in your ministry setting.

The Youth Ministry training courses offered by Morling are designed specifically to assist you, as the student, in developing an effective youth ministry program in local church contexts, through para-church organisations, school-based ministries and more. It is primarily suited to those currently working as youth pastors, youth workers, school workers and chaplains or to those interested in working in youth ministry in the future.

The course is taught by top practitioners in the field of youth ministry and youth development. Trainers include youth pastors, psychologists, youth workers, school chaplains and more. The Youth Ministry courses offered by Morling College are a partnership with Baptist Youth Ministries in NSW and ACT.


Undertaking a Youth Ministry training course at Morling will help you to ground your youth ministry in biblical teaching. You will be strengthened in your ability to apply God’s word to life, teaching young people to do the same. The course will introduce you to contemporary and effective approaches to youth ministry; issues facing young people today; as well as an overview of youth culture and development.

You may also opt to undertake specialised Youth Ministry training as part of an Advanced Diploma of Ministry, Bachelor of Ministry, Master of Divinity or other award. Diploma and Degree level courses may be undertaken either full-time or part-time, and full-time students may be eligible for Austudy and FEE-help.


This unit gives students the skills with which to identify and understand the characteristics of and issues facing adolescents in Australia. In addition, students explore how to develop leadership teams and programs to connect with non-church youth and how to share the Gospel. Students learn strategies and models for conducting evangelistic outreach, as well as hear from youth organisations such as student life, scripture Union, Generate ministries and youth for Christ. They also develop a theology of mission with non-church youth, and think through the relationships between secular and Christian bodies working with youth in Australian society.


Dates: Mondays – 27 Feb, 20 Mar, 3 Apr, 8 May, 29 May

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The overall aim of the unit is to integrate understandings of adolescent development with on the job experience, reflective practice and practical skills based training. This unit requires students to engage on a weekly basis with their local church youth ministry as well meet with a pastor (or equivalent) involved in that same local church. In addition, significant time is given to the development of strategic and effective youth ministry practice in the current Australian landscape.

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* New unit, subject to ACT approval

This is a fully online unit. It focuses on the personal growth and development of ministry leaders. In this unit you will learn to recognize the emotional hazards that relate to the mental and spiritual health of ministers. And you will be enabled to respond with appropriate selfcare strategies. You will develop a theology of persons, and articulate a theology of responsible self care for ministry. This unit will help you cultivate an informed and healthy self awareness. Personal and relational wholeness are important for ministry. This unit will help you evaluate the quality of your personal and family life. You will move toward proactive strategies to promote healthy, fruitful, and longterm ministries. You will also learn to put in place self-care strategies to do with critical issues in ministry. These include role conflicts,
expectations, anger, depression, assertiveness, stress, burnout, guilt, marital pressures, sexuality, and self-esteem. You will develop the resources to make the most of personal and relational dilemmas and opportunities. This is a crucial course for the growth and development of pastors and ministry leaders.

For further information, please contact the Course Coordinator, Steve Dixon here.

And check out our 2017 Courses and Units Guides.

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