P8113
Ministry to Children

The unit Ministry to Children aims to develop students’ understanding of principles underlying ministry to children and their capacity to apply them in a range of practical settings.

Study Level

Postgraduate

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. Articulate an advanced understanding of the theory and concepts of children’s ministry as a missional activity of the local Church
  2. Evaluate the established theories of the learning characteristics, overall development and appropriate stages of faith of children, with reference to specific ministry contexts
  3. Use and evaluate a variety of contemporary resources and techniques to nurture, manage, and ensure safety in children’s ministry in a range of congregational and community settings
  4. Critically analyse a variety of children’s ministry professional practices and approaches in congregational and community settings
  5. Develop and evaluate effective programs for implementation in children’s ministry in their specific context.
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