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Studies in Kids, Youth & Family Ministry

Want to include focussed study in the area/s of Kids, Youth and Family Ministry, as part of your degree?

Introducing young people and their families to God and helping them learn to follow Jesus is an awesome responsibility. At Morling we are eager to do all we can to help and equip you and your team to carry out that ministry with wisdom, vision and creativity.

Below is a list of subjects that you might want to take as part of your Ministry or Theology degree, if you are interested in Kids, Youth and/or Family Ministry.

Study Modes

Units in this area of study are available on-campus and online, as well as some being offered as on-campus intensives.

Kids, Youth & Family Ministry Units:
  • Church-based Children’s Ministry (DM020 - level 5, (6)^ or 8)
  • Australian Families & the Church (DM025 - level 6, 7 or 8)
  • Youth in the Churches (DM011 - level 6, 7 or 8)
  • Youth: Context, Development, Learning (DM012 - level 6, 7 or 8)
  • Ministry with Non-Church Youth (DM013 - level 6, 7 or 8)
  • Practical Ministry Field Education (PC094 - level 6, 7 or 8)
  • Chaplaincy Skills 1 (PC049 - level 6, 7 or 8)*
  • IMPACT (Kids & Youth Ministry Training) (with DM016 - level 6, 7 or 8 / DM017 - level 6, 7 or 8)

^ Level 6 version only for BDiv students
* this unit includes the modules on mental health and referral that are compulsory requirements for chaplains employed under the government funded school chaplaincy scheme

See what units are available this year HERE

Cost

For students wanting to complete units for credit towards a diploma or degree, the cost is the standard per-unit fee for a single subject at Morling.

How to Apply

Contact us to find out more or to apply!

Diploma of Ministry

If you wish to study for academic credit, at undergraduate level, you can complete eight subjects (one year f/t, or up to four years p/t) for a Diploma of Ministry, choosing from the following options:

  • Two or more units of Bible introduction (eg New Testament - NT001/NT002, Old Testament - OT001/OT002);
  • One or more units of Theology (eg Foundational Christian Beliefs - TH005), Ethics/Apologetics (eg Christian Ethics - PE001) or Christianity in History (eg Church History - CH001/CH002);
  • Two or more units of Ministry and Practice (eg those listed above under Kids, Youth & Family Ministry Units or other units in the areas of DM, PC or EM);
  • Up to three elective units of your choice

Dip Min graduates can continue their studies via a BMin degree if they wish to.

Graduate Diploma of Divinity

If you have a prior degree and wish to study at graduate level, you can complete eight subjects (one year f/t, or up to four years p/t) for a Graduate Diploma of Divinity, choosing from the following options:

  • Two or more units of Bible introduction (eg New Testament - NT001/NT002, Old Testament - OT001/OT002);
  • One or more units of Theology (eg Foundational Christian Beliefs - TH005), Ethics/Apologetics (eg Christian Ethics - PE001) or Christianity in History (eg Church History - CH001/CH002);
  • Up to five elective units of your choice (eg those listed above under Kids, Youth & Family Ministry Units or other units of your choice);

Grad Dip Div graduates can continue their studies via an MDiv or MMin if they wish to.


SRE Teacher Training

Morling College is pleased to partner with the NSW/ACT Baptist Association in the training of current and future Baptist Special Religious Education (SRE) Teachers. Find out more about what’s required to become an SRE Teacher on the NSW/ACT Baptist Association website.

All enquiries about becoming a Baptist SRE Teacher should be sent directly to sre@nswactbaptists.org.au. For those interested in becoming an SRE teacher for another denomination, please contact your denomination for their specific requirements and training pathways, as these may differ from the Baptist Association.

Morling offers 2 specific units of study that are required for accreditation as a paid High School SRE teacher:

  • Teaching Faith in the Classroom – TCFC, and
  • Introduction to Pastoral Care – IPC

These units are offered in semester 1 and semester 2 each year - check the timetable schedule here. (Please see our Calendar for enrolment cut-off dates each semester).

Please contact the Baptist Association, at the email address above, to confirm if these units are the right ones for you, before enrolling.

Find out more about this program HERE

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