Details for Advanced Children's and Youth Ministry

 Do you want to expand your toolbox in ministering to children and youth? Well, you’re in good stead! This unit will deepen your knowledge and skill base to specifically explore issues related to building viable communities of young people, which acknowledges and addresses relevant developmental stages. Further, it seeks to affirm the role and contribution of  young people, plus children and youth workers within the local church and beyond.


Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: MIN326
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Dean O'Keefe

Prerequisites

The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Advanced Children's and Youth Ministry

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content

Curriculum Objective

This advanced course builds on the earlier courses ‘Youth Ministry' or 'Children's Ministry' and considers the skills and knowledge for ongoing children and youth programs in the local church and beyond.

Outcomes

  1. Assess the interplay of history and culture in the formation of children’s and youth ministry charismatic-Pentecostal context;
  2. Appraise their own ministry and that of others;
  3. Select and critique a range of academic sources reflecting upon the theories and practice of children’s and youth ministry;
  4. Analyse the theological and historical foundations of children’s and youth ministry; this includes consideration of other Christian perspectives and understandings;
  5. Formulate a research question or hypothesis related to a specific area of ministry;
  6. Integrate ministry practice and academic reflection in the planning and production of a seminar paper

Subject Content

  1. History of children’s and youth ministry
  2. Culture in children’s and youth ministry
  3. Theories and practice of children’s and youth ministry
  4. Theological foundations of children’s and youth ministry
  5. Practical contexts

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to Face (onsite)
  • Distance/E-learning (online)
  • Intensive (One week: 7 hours per day for 5 days = 35 class hours + approx 108 hours out of class time for research, writing, exam preparation and execution, ancillary activities associated with completion of assigned tasks)

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis College.

Assessment Methods

  • Methodological Paper (25%)
  • Annotated Bibliography (25%)
  • Seminar Paper (50%)

Prescribed Text

  • Primary readings provided