Certificate IV in Child and/or Youth Ministry – 52094
If you want to influence a nation, start with its children and families. They will change the world!
2013 – dates to come!
PCYM is an exciting and challenging six month course will help equip you for working with both children and young people. It will lay foundations in your life and help you to understand the principles behind all aspects of child and youth ministry. The PCYM is a YWAM second level school and includes a lecture phase and an outreach phase. PCYM examines the issues and challenges of ministering to today’s youth culture and at risk children within a Biblical framework. PCYM is about personal growth and character development.
The aim of the course is to equip and release leaders who will impact young people who will in turn impact many more. To see young people not only develop a solid life long relationship with God, but to see them mobilised into missions. God’s desire is for all young people to discover their destiny and fulfil their potential in Him – to have a hope and a future. God’s heart’s desire is to release young people of all nations to go to the ends of the Earth to make a difference and to help complete the Great Commission.
Former students –
A great time of preparation, an opportunity to increase in skills and knowledge in working with children and youth PCYM is getting equipped. It’s having a lot of fun learning how to be creative, inclusive and supportive. “PCYM was awesome!!! I came away with fresh vision and the equipping to see that vision fulfilled”.
Who PCYM is designed for?
PCYM is for people who are called to serve young people. It is ideal for those who want to reach, disciple, help and release children and youth into their destiny. More specifically, PCYM is for those who want to develop their gifts, deepen their understanding of children and young people, and gain experience.
Subjects covered -
Unit 1 – Develop a plan for a Christian children’s or youth ministry programme or event
Unit 2 – Deliver a Christian children’s or youth training/teaching session Introduces
Unit 3 – Lead worship and/or intercession for children and youth
Unit 4 – Explain the gospel message to children and youth
Unit 5 – Develop a Biblical response to current trends among children and youth
Unit 6 – Incorporate prayer, intercession, spiritual warfare and worship into ministry
Unit 7 – Work as a member of a team
Unit 8 – Establish a practice of continuous personal and ministry development
Typically we will learn about -
Human development: understanding the physical, emotional and mental development of children and teens.
Understanding youth culture
Opportunities to sharpen skills discover gifts and callings, grow in character, deepen Biblical understanding and gain practical experience.
The foundational principles of King’s Kids International and YWAM
Spiritual capacity of children and youth
Leadership and teamwork
Programme and Curriculum development
Children at risk, Child Protection and good practice
Reaching the unreached
Inter-generational models of ministry
Strategy for working with pre-teens
Motivating children and youth in praise, worship and intercession
Creativity in all aspects of youth ministry
Biblical worldview as it relates to children and youth
Understanding ourselves and others through personality types, love languages, etc.
Expressions of KKi with the four phases: CARE, Reach, and Mobilizing Discipling.
During the first 12 weeks participants will be engaged in practical, regular weekly ministry opportunities among young people and families.
Tuition for the 12-week lecture phase is $ AU4500 and covers books, materials, room and board. The cost of the outreach varies, depending on destination and duration. The price does not include visas, travel insurance, and emergency medical expenses. Payment plans may be explored
Pre-requisites - Completion of the YWAM-DTS
Partnering with Institute for the Nations, Australia (# 0449)
CRICOS Provider No SA – 03253K, VIC - 02023K
YWAM Southlands is a part of the family of Youth With A Mission International.
(Certificate IV in Child and Youth Ministry – 52094)