Youth Work: Theology Degree Overview

You dream of being used by God to impact youth. You’ve been active in your church’s youth work. You want more than just a Theology Degree.  You need training, experience and coaching.  You’ve come to the right place.

You can earn a BA (Hons) in Theology and Mission, including elective modules in youth work and youth ministry placements, from ForMission College , which is validated by York St John University. This will prepare you for a lifetime of effective, missional youth ministry.

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About The Degree

It's Practical.

While you study, you serve in a placement in youth ministry. Many of the course assessments are based on your placement.

It's Supported.

You will be supported by a weekly 'cluster' meeting with your coach and a few other students. Our staff and tutors are all ministry practitioners and will help you develop personally, spiritually and in your ministry skills.

It's Residential.

You will live and minister in your placement community. You will sit lectures, present practical assignments and receive inspirational input at six week-long residential conferences a year.

What Our Training Looks Like

Daily Life For Our Students

Our Residential Conferences

Your Learning Journey

Year 1

Theological Foundations

Your tutors will lay the foundation for your academic journey with courses like:

  • Introduction to Missional Theology
  • Introduction to Biblical Studies
  • Introduction to Youth Ministry
  • Missional Leadership
  • Communication Theory & Practice

Year 2

Mission and Practice

You’ll continue your Theological training with courses such as:

  • Mission and Culture Research Methods
  • Intermediate Biblical Studies
  • Intermediate Missional Youth Ministry
  • Intermediate Theology
During year two you will bring a group of youth from your placement church on a mission trip. You’ll get a chance to disciple and support your young people in an intense, cross-cultural environment as well as learn how to lead effective mission teams.

Year 3

Applied Theological Studies

Your placement ministry will be maturing by year three and your learning will reflect courses that will fully equip you to be a missional youth minister:

  • Applied Biblical Studies
  • The Missional Youth Ministry
  • Leading Change in Youth Ministry
  • Mission Narrative in the New Testament
  • Dissertation

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