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Youth in the Churches

DM 411 / DM 611

Workload: One semester, 4 credit points.
Status:
Elective.
Pre-requisites: Nil
When: semester 1, 2020
Who: Graham Stanton

This subject is ideal for those who are currently working in a church with young people or those who want to gain a better understanding of youth ministry within a church context. The subject allows the opportunity to wrestle through different youth ministry models, the theology of youth ministry, the role of young people within a church and leadership within youth ministry. There is also the opportunity for field education with a youth ministry placement being part of the overall assessment of the course. This subject is highly recommended for current youth leaders, youth ministers and those training to be in key leadership roles within a church setting.

Topics covered:

1. Introduction: Youth Ministry as Practical Theology

2. The Current State of Youth Ministry

3. Aims and Purpose of Youth Ministry

4. Models of Youth Ministry

5. Teaching in Youth Ministry

6. Programming for Youth Ministry

7. Leading a Youth Ministry

8. Youth Ministry beyond the local Church

 

 

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