Practice Framework for Children’s and Youth Ministry

Unit Overview
This unit equips students to develop a framework for professional practice in children’s and youth ministry that integrates theological commitments and contextual understanding with ministry practice. Grounded in methodologies for contextual and applied theology, the unit explores the implications of major topics in theology for how we engage contemporary issues in gospel missions among children and young people.

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Unit Details

Mode On-campus Intensive
Unit Code DE035-912
Workload One week intensive, 12 credit points
Status Elective
Prerequisites DM010 or DM020 or DM029 or substantial experience in Christian ministry leadership among children and/or young people.
12cps TH at level 7 or 8
Teachers Graham Stanton

Unit Content

  • Approaches to Applied and Contextual Theology for children’s and youth ministry
  • Trinitarian Anthropology and relational identity.
  • Social Anthropology, sin and sexuality.
  • Christological ecclesiology and incarnational missiology.
  • Eschatology and ecology.

This unit is taught at level 9 as part of Ridley’s postgraduate coursework courses (Graduate Certificate of Professional and Pastoral Supervision, Master of Theological Studies and Doctor of Ministry).

Study Expectations
400-500 pages of pre-reading, Intensive format, 26 contact hours (5 days), 8000 words of assessments.


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