One New Course

Union Theological College starting

Monday 28 September

The Council for Congregational Life and Wtness of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, in partnership with Union Theological College, Belfast offers a Certificate in Youth Ministry.


The course is designed to support leaders in church-based youth ministry and will provide insight into Youth Fellowship, Youth Club, and Bible Class or any other church based youth ministry. This is also the ideal context to network with others in youth ministry, while being resourced and envisioned, trained and refreshed.


The course will be held at Union Theological College on Monday nights.  They will incorporate a teaching programme of 16 weeks plus a light introduction evening. There is a weekly class time commitment of 2 hours (7:30pm - 9:30pm) and a required residential weekend in November.


A team of experienced lecturers will deliver these highly practical courses which will lead to the award of a Certificate in Youth Ministry. In addition to attending the weekly lectures and residential the certificate will be awarded to those who successfully complete 2 coursework assignments. There are no academic entrance requirements for this course; however, it is expected that candidates will be engaged in church-based youth ministry.


If you are interested in registering for the course please contact Pamela in the CCLW Office on 028 90417246.

The lectures will address the following aspects of Youth Ministry

Introduction to the Youth Ministry Course
How to be a Youth Theologian
Learning Styles
Understanding Youth Culture
Spiritual Health in Ministry
Young People and Evangelism
Helping Hurting Teens
Discipling and Mentoring Young People
Handling the Bible
Communicating with Young People
Discipling Young People in a Diverse Society
Putting it all together: Programme Planning and Design
Nurturing Effective Youth Ministry within the life of the congregation

Commencement Dates:

Union: Monday 28 September 2015

Required Residential Weekend

6-8 November 2015


The full fee is £150 (including a non-returnable £30.00 deposit)

This includes tuition, course text and weekend residential and may be paid in two instalments.


Class size restriction

Class size is limited to 30 people. It is advisable to book early. Places will be allocated on a ‘first come’ basis.


Closing date for applications

Friday 11 September 2015


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