Christian Youth Work Training

South West Youth Ministries

About South West Youth Ministries

Covid 19 Notes:

Throughout the Covid 19 pandemic, we have continued to run all our courses through hybrid, virtual and blended approaches dependent on government guidelines. Our aim is to run residential training when this becomes possible on the government roadmap. Risk assessments, relevant to the Covid 19 situation, have been completed for our training facilities.


Unit 10E Mill Park Industrial Estate,
White Cross Road
Woodbury Salterton

Kath Entrican
01395 487071
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For every child and young person in South West to encounter Jesus, know him and live for more.  Our Training aim is ‘to train missionaries to young people who have the character, skills and knowledge to make an impact for the Kingdom of God

Courses from South West Youth Ministries

SWYM ~ Be Transformed (Youth & Children’s Ministry)

Be Transformed is a year where you can grow into the person and leader that God wants you to be. This course will help root and ground you in the Christian faith, giving you the practical tools and knowledge to grow as a disciple of Jesus.

SWYM ~ Children, Families and Communities pathway (within the Moorlands BA (Hons) Applied Theology)

This pathway explores the interaction between ethical, sociological and psychological theories and theological perspectives in relation to working with children, families and local communities.
Drawing on Biblical perspectives, the course critically examines intergenerational ministry, how families relate, parenting, issues around divorce, and just about everything to do with working alongside families in the context of their community. The course will also encourage you to understand your God-given gifts and abilities in this field, and equip you for ministry.

SWYM ~ Missional Youth Work pathway (within the Moorlands BA (Hons) Applied Theology)

Through exploring essential concepts of informal education, spiritual development and developmental theories, students are introduced to the professional study of missional youth work. The roles of the youth minister are analysed, with consideration given to working with groups, in teams, in church and in partnership with others.  This pathway offers critical engagement with some of the more complex situations that you might find yourself in as a youth minister; considering ethical dilemmas, contemporary issues and the biases and baggage of the individual.

SWYM ~ The Academy

This course will encourage you to “Step Up” and “Step Out”, building on the discipleship journey in Be Transformed and go deeper into specific topics. During the course, you will sharpen your skills and experience to develop your practice through group work, leadership and managing programmes.