Youth Ministry - Foundations

Course code RELT6021
Not available in 2015


This course provides an introduction to Catholic youth ministry through the examination of key concepts related to ministry and to youth in the Catholic Church, including a review of the comprehensive youth ministry vision. The course examines the local youth ministry context in light of a comprehensive and systems thinking approach. Additionally, ministry to youth will be discussed in light of faith development and learning style theories.


Not currently available.

Learning Outcomes

1. Explain the concepts, principles, and aims of a comprehensive youth ministry vision to be approved by Australian Catholic Bishops Conference.

2. Engage in a systematic reflection regarding ministry with youth in the Catholic Church using a systems theory and recent research.

3. Describe key concepts from foundational to learning and faith development related to ministry with youth.

4. Articulate the integration of key course concepts into local youth ministry context.


Topic include:

  • Comprehensive vision of youth ministry
  • Current research in youth ministry
  • A systems approach to Catholic youth ministry
  • Foundational documents in youth ministry
  • Understanding of learning style and faith development theories related to youth ministry

Replacing Course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): THEO6021. Students who have successfully completed THEO6021 are not eligible to enrol in RELT6021.

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Essay / Written Assignment 1

Written Assignment: Essay / Written Assignment 2

Written Assignment: Essay / Written Assignment 3

Online Learning Activity: Blogs and Forum Posts

Contact Hours

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 130 hour(s) per Term