Training & Resources
Below are some links to training & resources that may be helpful as you navigate Youth ministry.
If you are after something specific please contact
Another option is to ask a question in our Youth Pastors Group on Facebook. This is a great place to get help from those using ideas & resources on the ground each week in their youth ministry.
Here are links to 2 resources we have developed to help you either starting out or as work through your role.
Mental Health Resources
This year 1 in 5 Australians will experience a mental illness. Many people are not knowledgeable or confident to offer assistance. Physical first aid is accepted and widespread in our community, however most do not cover mental health problems. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches people the skills to help someone who they’re concerned about.https://mhfa.com.au/
Need more information on Youth Mental health First Aid training? Contact Fiona: email@example.com
Youth Mental Health Fact Sheets
The State Youth Camp Internship is a 1 year program for those who are passionate about youth ministry. It is designed to equip for leadership, invest in your youth ministry and provide opportunities for further growth.
This internship will…
- Build your understanding of God, of young people and yourself.
- Provide opportunity to connect with different pastors and leaders across NSW churches, serve in new ways and explore your gifts.
- Invest in your abilities through mentoring, reflective practice and engagement in ministry events.
- Release you for ministry so you can keep serving those God has called you to!
Interested? E-mail Emma at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Creating Safe Spaces is a training program established by the Baptist Churches of NSW & ACT. It seeks to ensure safe ministry policy and practice to protect children and all vulnerable people from harm and abuse. As we establish and maintain safe ministry in our church events and programs we will fulfil our biblical, ethical, denominational, risk management, insurance, and legal responsibilities. Creating Safe Spaces includes a focus on child protection but seeks to protect all vulnerable people, including fulfilling our duty of care under Work Health and Safety legislation to provide a safe physical environment. The Baptist Association strongly recommends that all those working with children and young people or vulnerable adults, including SRE teachers, as well as those with oversight responsibilities such as worship leaders, elders, deacons and church council members complete Creating Safe Spaces training every 3 years.https://creatingsafespaces.org.au/
IMPACT (Kids or Youth Ministry Certificate)
Want to impact the lives of the young people in your church?
Or equip yourself further for ministry in this area?
“Impact” is a one year course designed to help equip you for ministry with children or teenagers, by exploring different approaches to ministry, Australian culture, healthy personal practices and effective programming. You will also get connected with practitioners from across NSW and ACT.
Impact builds on your involvement with your local church, by helping to build good theory upon which to develop your approach, through engaging with guided readings, and a network of practitioners you can learn from. https://www.morling.edu.au/courses/impact/
Studies in Kids, Youth & Family Ministry
Want to include focused 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.
Units in this area of study are available on-campus and online, as well as some being offered as on-campus intensives.
Baptist Insurance Services
Baptist Insurance have many resources on their website to help prepare risk assessments for specific & general youth events. Plus other helpful information when planning larger events.