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 mission among children and young people.

Unit Details

Virtual Intensive 
Status Level 9* (details below)
Mode Virtual Intensive
Subject code DM035
2020 Offerings One-week intensive from Monday 22 June – Friday 26 June 2020
Teacher Co-taught by Graham Stanton and Bill Salier.


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 Master of Theological Studies and Doctor of Ministry courses. The unit is also available to students currently enrolled in the retiring Master of Arts (Ministry/Theology) degrees who wish to graduate with these awards under the outgoing regulations.

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


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