The dynamics of multicultural Youth Ministry in a changing South Africa

Alex Strecker, Marilyn Naidoo


Culturally diverse youth ministry is increasingly becoming the new and important reality concerning ministering to adolescents within a Christian community context within South Africa and beyond. Youth ministries have the challenge and responsibility at the same time to effectively work with culturally diverse young people. This article reports on the findings of a qualitative research carried out on a local church in Pretoria, South Africa. This research provided meaningful insight within the practical theological realm as the current South African literature regarding multicultural youth ministry is somewhat limited. It highlights that multiculturalism is imperative in local congregations and that youth ministries may need to adjust their approach as they work with different cultures in a changing South Africa.


Multiculturalism, youth ministry, diversity, South Africa, identity development

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