Introduction to Children’s Ministry

The unit Introduction to Children’s Ministry aims to introduce the student to the field of children’s ministry.  It provides a theoretical and practical framework for ministry among children in the church and a variety of community settings including childcare, educational settings, community service agencies, and programs.

Study Level



Christian Life and Ministry

Sub Discipline

Pastoral Theology

Credit Points






Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Outline the basic concepts of children’s ministry as a missional activity of the local church
  2. Identify the basic features of the learning characteristics, overall development and appropriate stages of faith of children.
  3. Nurture, manage and ensure safety in children’s ministry in congregational and community settings using contemporary resources and techniques.
  4. Select children’s ministry resources and techniques that are appropriate to stage of faith development and to particular congregational and community settings
  5. Prepare a children’s ministry program for use within a specific faith and/or community context.
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