Details for Children’s Ministry

The Children's Ministry unit will encourage you to be like Horton. Horton who? No. Horton hears a Who. Our purpose is to protect, train and release our little people. We will be looking at the why, the what and the how for children’s ministry.

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: MIN521
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Dean O'Keefe


The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Children’s Ministry

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

Unit Content


  1. Analyse and evaluate the biblical and historical background for children’s ministry. This includes consideration of other Christian perspectives and understandings;
  2. Appraise the breadth of children’s ministry strategies and analyse a variety of approaches to children’s ministry;
  3. Formulate and justify the skills necessary for effective ministry to children;
  4. Assess and evaluate methods of ensuring ministry is child safe and child friendly;
  5. Compose and critique administration, resourcing and logistic strategies necessary to facilitate an effective children’s event

Subject Content

  1. Biblical, historical, and theological models for children’s ministry
  2. Children’s ministry in today’s contexts
  3. Legal and ethical issues in children’s ministry
  4. Generation ministry within the vision of the church/ministry strategic planning
  5. Pastoral care of children
  6. Skills and creativity in children’s ministry
  7. Behaviour management
  8. Working with schools
  9. Programming, administration and logistics

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 95 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 University College.

Assessment Methods

  • Critical Reflection (30%)
  • Major Essay (50%)
  • Book Review (20%)