Subject Content

  • 1

    Introduction

    • Welcome to this unit

  • 2

    What is Youth Ministry?

  • 3

    The ‘Who?’ of Youth Ministry

    • The ‘Who?’ of Youth Ministry

    • Understanding Yourself

    • Understanding Teenagers

    • Quiz

  • 4

    Partners in Youth Ministry

    • Partners in Youth Ministry

    • Working with Families

    • Working with the Church

    • Quiz

  • 5

    Teaching Young People

    • Teaching Young People

    • Teaching the Bible with Teenagers

    • Leading Discussion Groups

    • Quiz

  • 6

    Caring for Young People

    • Caring for Young People

    • Pastoral Care and Mental Health

    • Child Safe Youth Ministry

    • Quiz

  • 7

    Empowering Young People

    • Empowering Young People toward Church and Mission

    • Gathering Together

    • Going Together

    • Quiz

  • 8

    Final Quiz

    • Final quiz

    • Copy of Feedback Survey

Instructor(s)

Dean of the Centre for Children’s and Youth Ministry Lecturer in Practical Theology

Dr Graham Stanton

Graham graduated from Macquarie University in 1988 with a Bachelor of Economics and worked for a short time as a business economist before entering Moore College in 1991. He is an ordained Anglican minister, and served as Assistant minister for children’s, youth and family ministry at St Michael’s Anglican Cathedral in Wollongong from 1995 to 1999. From 2000 to 2013 Graham was the founding Dean and then Principal of Youthworks College in Sydney, an Anglican college for children’s and youth ministry. At Youthworks Graham taught systematic theology, youth ministry and spiritual life as well as providing overall leadership to the College community. He completed a Master of Adult Education and eLearning degree at Sydney University of Technology in 2002, and a Master of Theology from Moore College in 2011. Graham’s doctoral thesis for the University of Queensland explored the dynamics of Bible engagement for teenage spiritual formation in a culture of expressive individualism. Graham is the Executive Administrator of the International Association for the Study of Youth Ministry, and the Youth Ministry advisor for the Matthew Hale Public Library in Brisbane. He is married to Kate, and has three children, Juliet, Rosie, and Jono. Teaching Areas Graham teaches the online units in Guided Spiritual Formation and Practical Ministry Field Education. Graham is also the co-ordinator of the In-Context program for Ridley Online and is the coordinator of the Ridley Centre for Children’s and Youth Ministry. Research Interests Youth ministry, adolescent spiritual formation, Christian education, the role of Scripture in practical theology. Hobbies and Interests Graham enjoys long distance running in order to compensate for his hobby of enjoying cooking and eating good food. Apart from Jesus, his personal heroes include Bruce Springsteen and Leslie Knope.