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Youth Ministry

Enrollment in this course is by invitation only

About This Course

This short course has been developed in partnership with Youth for Christ. It is designed for those who are working regularly with young people on a paid or volunteer basis or just looking for ways to test their calling in this area of ministry. It would be an ideal course for those on a youth ministry internship, and on a gap year.

The course is led by John Hawksworth from Youth for Christ and includes contributions from Cliff Colleg faculty and other expert adjuncts in the field of youth work and ministry. There is time for personal reflection and social space, as well as teaching delivered via lectures, seminars, and workshops with practical as well as theoretical applications. The short course aims to enable new learning and provide the student with skills and resources for both individual and Church applications.

Subject areas

  • Exploring Gen Y & Z
  • Best practice, motives & ethics
  • Leading & building teams
  • Engaging and communicating with young people
  • Discipleship & faith formation
  • Skills & resources useful for ministry
  • The launch of this course has been deferred. We are preparing an alternative course which will be available in the coming months.

    When you have completed this course you will receive a completion certificate in acknowledgement of your engagement with the course material. You will have a total of 6 weeks to study the material at your own pace.

    This course has the fee of £150.00


    Please pay for your place on this course.

    Course Staff

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    Course Leader

    The Course Leader for this course will be confirmed in due course.

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    Ian White

    Ian is Senior Tutor and the Programme Leader for the Short Course programme at Cliff College. He co-ordinates the non-validated training provision on site, through day and mid week events, as well as a series of Cliff Retreat weekends, week long Cliff College Certificates and longer Cliff College Diplomas. He also heads up the Cliff Summer School programme, co-ordinates the Methodist Worship: Leading and Preaching (WLP) training at Cliff, and is o-ordinating the Cliff Local initiative across the UK.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How can I pay for this course? uses Stripe e-commerce to pay, you can pay for this course securely online.

    Do I have to complete this course all at once?

    This is a self-paced course. You may choose to do this all at once over a couple of days, or take a session a day. However it works best for you and fits around your life commitments. We suggest you aim to complete the course within 6 weeks.

    I’ve got more questions about the course, who can I speak to?

    You can contact Pete Anderson our Short Course Administrator on