P5118
Culture and Context for Youth Ministry

The unit Culture and Context for Youth Ministry seeks to enable students to understand youth and how they are shaped by their culture. Information on the deep issues that affect young people is provided to assist the student to provide care for youth and their families.

Study Level

Undergraduate

Discipline

Christian Life and Ministry

Sub Discipline

Pastoral Theology

Credit Points

9

Prerequisites

Nil

Exclusions

Nil

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Outline a basic definition of culture and subculture and their implications for ministry
  2. Explain the relationship between culture and youth identity, values and behaviour
  3. Develop basic strategies to identify youth subcultures and to engage with these youth in culturally appropriate ways.
  4. Analyse issues that affect youth and their families
  5. Provide basic care for youth and their families in culturally appropriate ways.
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