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DP9303B Children's Ministry

  • Unit Code & NameDP9303B 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: 46298
  • LevelPostgraduate Elective
  • 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 12 hours a week for all study activities.

  • Lecturer(s) Major Dr Christine Unicomb
  • Prerequisites

    DP8304B 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 2,500 seminar paper - 40%

    1 x 4,500 word integrative essay - 60%

  • Learning Outcomes

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

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

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

    3. Critique the notion of discipleship as a paradigm for working with children.

    4. Evaluate the relevant dynamics that apply when developing and evaluating resources for children.

    5. Develop a framework to critique and monitor approaches to children's ministry.

  • 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.