XLP and CYM Partnership

XLP, in partnership with CYM, are delighted to offer a B.A. (Hons) Degree in Theology, Ministry and Mission starting in September 2015. 

If you are interested in exploring your faith more deeply and at the same time learning from, and working alongside, experienced youth work professionals in a contemporary urban or suburban context, this accredited course is for you. You will study with a CYM partner college validated to deliver Durham University Common Awards and  be placed with XLP which will provide ongoing youth work experience throughout the course. This CYM endorsed degree leads to professional ministerial recognition for a variety of specialists including JNC youth work.

You can study for one year to gain a foundation level Cert. H.E. , two years to achieve an intermediate level Dip.  H.E., and three years for a B.A. (Hons) Degree in Theology, Ministry and Mission. Course details can be found at www.cym.ac.uk.

Study topics covered include:

The Bible and Theology
Exploring the way we look at the bible, Christian Doctrine and Theology in a contemporary world.

Youth Schools and Community Work
Exploring how as youth workers and churches we can engage and build authentic relationships young people, their families, local schools and the community.

Leadership
What does it mean to be an effective leader?

Spirituality and Character of a Youth Worker
Focussing on the values, ethics, knowledge, behaviours, attitudes and skills required of a Christian youth worker.

Discipleship
What is involved in discipling young people and helping them to grow and mature in faith and action?

Learning and Development
Understanding human development and learning with children and young people.

Placement with XLP includes participating in a wide variety of youthwork projects in inner London including: schools work, after-school clubs, community buses, mentoring, arts, sports, and summer camps. Through these projects we are looking to create positive futures for young people and make a sustainable impact on educational failure and poverty.

To register your interested, please send an email to experience@xlp.org.uk