outline of modules
Aurora Youth is part of St Peter's College, offering students the opportuntity to work towards either a St Peter's College Certificate or Diploma in Youth Ministry equivalent to academic level 3 or 4 (A-Level or first year degree). On completion of the course, students in Anglican churches in the Diocese of Sheffield may also explore the option of being authorised by the Bishop as a Youth Minister in their parish, and to commit to further development in their ministry.
Students are required to complete a number of assignments and a portfolio of evidence throughout the course, showing learning and understanding of each module in full.
1. Youth Ministry & the Youth Worker
- What is Youth Ministry?
- Young people today and their context
- Values of youth ministry
- Relational discipleship
- Spiritual formation
- Equal opportunities
- Why am I involved in youth ministry?
- Gifts and skills of a youth worker
- Personal growth, support and pastoral care
2. Understanding Young People & Youth Ministry Practice
- Theology of the young person
- Youth identity (new)
- Faith development
- Needs of young people
- Development theory and learning styles
- Discipleship, evangelism, mission and worship
- Approaches to youth ministry
- Group work
- Creative arts
- Detached work
- Young people and mental health (new)
3. Managing the ministry
- Young people in the church
- Social Media
- Programme planning
- Managing a team of volunteers: recruitment, supervision & training
- Legal: Child protection policies, safeguarding, risk assessment & insurance