Youth and Children’s Ministry

Bristol Centre for Youth Ministry is one of the five Delivery Centres for CYM Courses, which are validated by Staffordshire and Gloucestershire Universities:
BA Honours Degree in Children and Family Work and Practical Theology
This brand new course will view core topics such as Family, Community, Mission, and Values through the lens of the child, interweaving the golden threads of creativity, play, development and spirituality. Specialist modules will develop knowledge and skills to work with children and families, including the Common Core of Skills and Knowledge for the Children’s Workforce that complements the Every Child Matters Agenda. The degree will equip students for work informally and in ministry with children, young people and their families in a wide variety of contexts including school, family, community and church. Accreditation with an appropriate body is being pursued.

BA Honours degree in School, Youth and Community Work and Practical Theology
This course has been brought together in response to the needs of the Christian youth work constituency for those whose youth work includes school settings. We will seek to equip students to work in Christian Youth Work and Ministry, and to be able to work within Secondary and Post-16 educational settings. Modules include Working with Individuals, Working with Groups, Working Informally in ‘Formal’ Settings, Management and Education.

BA Honours degree in Youth and Community Work and Practical Theology
This dynamic and challenging course combines theoretical knowledge with practical skills and theological reflection. Successful graduates will be skilled and equipped to work in Christian youth ministry and a wide range of general youth work settings. They will also have gained the JNC professional qualification  which will enable them to work in a variety of youth work settings. The course will include modules which will cover working with individuals; working with groups; issues of equity, diversity, and interdependence; human development; management; and good practice.
A Saturday course for those in paid and voluntary positions. More information here.
For further information regarding forthcoming events at Bristol CYM plus details of all the courses, including details of how to apply, go to

For further information, email: