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DP2303B Children's Ministry

  • Unit Code & NameDP2303B Children's Ministry
  • Description

    This unit provides the student with biblical and theological foundations for working with children. The place of children in the life, mission and ministry of the church will be explored. The unit will look at discipleship as a paradigm for working with children. Developmental stages, learning styles, faith development, cultural contexts and duty of care are also explored.

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  • DisciplineDelivery ID: 45901
  • LevelUndergraduate Level 2
  • Semester4. Semester 2, 2022
  • Delivery ModeOnline
  • Date

    25 July to 28 October 2022

    Weekly Zoom catch ups at a mutually agreed time and online.

    We recommend that you allocate 9 hours a week for all study activities.

  • Lecturer(s) Major Dr Christine Unicomb
  • Prerequisites

    DP1304B Introduction to Pastoral Theology and Ministry

  • Learning Activities

    Lectures, readings, videos, discussions, online forums

    *This unit is offered at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level. Students may engage with people across both levels when this unit is delivered.

  • Assessments

    1 x 1,000 word critical book review - 25%

    1 x Class presentation 15 minutes (equivalent to 1,000 words) - 25%

    1 x 2,500 word preparation and evaluation of resources - 50%

  • Learning Outcomes

    Upon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:

    1.  Articulate biblical and theological foundations for working with children.

    2.  Discuss the place of children within the life, mission and ministry of the church.

    3.  Critically reflect on discipleship as one paradigm for working with children.

    4.  Design resources for mission and ministry with children that reflect an understanding of developmental stages and duty of care.

  • Text Books

    To undertake this unit, you are required to have access to a copy of:

    Csinos, David M., and Ivy Beckwith. Children's Ministry in the Way of Jesus. Downer's Grove: InterVarsity press, 2013. Available as an eBook at EBC Library and UD Library Hub.