Youth Leadership

Youth leadership is one of the most urgent needs in the UK church. The Youth Leadership track develops youth leaders who are passionate about reaching, engaging with and discipling teenagers and young people.

The vision of the Youth Leadership stream is to inspire and train Youth Leaders to reach and disciple and generation of young people. The church is in desperate need of leaders who are passionate, excited and equipped to take on the challenge of reaching a generation who have largely become detached from the church. The Youth Leadership Track provides the teaching, tools and tactics to prepare trainees for Youth Leadership in any context.

Youth Leadership Track training combines theological teaching with practical aspects of youth work, including access to some of the country’s leading youth practitioners who share their wealth of knowledge and experience to give trainees ground breaking input and guidance.

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Liam Brennan

Youth Leadership Leader,
STC Sheffield

Dan Brown

Team Leader,
Wadsley Parish Church

Andy Rushworth

Business Owner
& Shine Sheffield


The Youth Leadership ministry stream is designed to encourage students' growth as leaders and disciples of Jesus in more specific areas of ministry through teaching, practical workshops and professional coaching. Students on each stream will also be expected to undertake various projects throughout the year relating to their ministry.

The Youth Leadership ministry stream contains the following modules:

Discipleship & Culture
This module explores the foundations of effective Christian youth work, taking students through a process of exploring what youth work is, how we create disciples amongst young people, and how we understand the culture around them to enable this to be done effectively.
Leadership and Strategy
The second module explores the key skills required for effective youth ministry, including raising, running, and keeping an effective youth team. Students will learn how to create strategies, engage with tactical thinking, and how to implement structures which promote discipleship and mission.
Mission and Multiplication
The third and final module looks at how to create a youth ministry with a lasting legacy, beyond the vision and work of one sole leader. Students will learn how to utilise big events to share about Jesus and how to develop mission communities for and amongst teenagers.

How Much Does it Cost?

The cost for the Youth Leadership stream is £1250*. The fee does not cover living expenses. STC College allows students several days per week to carry out part time work and we also encourage all our students to raise their own support as well.

*Bursaries are available; please contact us to find out more information.