Why study Christian work with young people and communities?

This programme has an innovative and fresh way of understanding work with children, young people, families and communities. It is concerned with the development of the whole person and of community. Bringing together informal education, community learning and development, helping and care it brings out the special contribution that workers in churches, faith schools and Christian groups can make. At its heart is a focus on relationship and encouraging change.

We explore how, by offering sanctuary, community and hope, workers can help people to develop and change their lives.

This programme is concerned with the development of the whole person and community. Bringing together informal education, community learning and development.

What do you study?

You study the following modules:

  • Introducing study returning to studying; learning key themes within the programme and how it works
  • Reflecting on our experience looking at our experiences, feelings, understanding, how to build relationships on a one to one level
  • Exploring helping  growing healthy and proactive relationships within communities to encourage community participation and development
  • Facilitating informal education as an educator, trusting in conversation; fostering democracy and association, exploring refection and teachings to transform values
  • Teaching and group work thinking about needs designing programmes; teaching and managing groups; assessment and evaluation of activities to work confidently with groups
  • Reflection on professional practice direct work with children, young people and communities (3 modules)
  • Developing Christian work with young people and communities what does it mean to work as a Christian with young people, what Christian educators offer – sanctuary, community and hope. Developing local Christian projects, increasing participation in local groups and churches, evaluating Christian community learning and development.

For more details on how to apply or if you would like to discuss any of the above or have a course tailored to your needs, please contact our Further Education Coordinator fecoordinator@ymca.ac.uk