The Bishop Commission for Pastoral Life (BCPL) in partnership with the Broken Bay Institute (BBI) is offering a number of scholarships to the value of $10,000 for study in Catholic Youth and Campus Ministry in 2012-2013, said a statement from the bishops and BBI.
"Together, the BCPL and The BBI would like to bring another "first" to the church community of Australia, said the statement, "A scholarship program for youth ministers to take their ministry and formation to the next level."
Three Scholarships are being offered through The Broken Bay Institute and they include the following: One full scholarship (valued at $5,140) and two half scholarships ($2,570 each), for study of the Catholic Youth Ministry and Campus Ministry Certificate. These scholarships are to be used for study in 2012 and 2013.
"WYD 2008 and subsequent youth ministry programs in Australia have captured the hearts of young people and youth ministers, but retaining them and inviting them into future ministry roles has always been difficult," Senior Youth Ministry Projects Officer of the BCPL Mr Malcolm Hart said "Having accredited courses which provided acknowledgment of learning through our ministry is extremely important", he said. "This scholarship offered through BBI is another way youth ministry is becoming more recognised and professional. "It provides a pathway for youth ministry and an opportunity to deepen our understanding of youth ministry in an Australian context."
Details of the Scholarship and applications can be obtained from www.youthministry.catholic.org.au or from Malcolm Hart via firstname.lastname@example.org.