This unit will explore the nature and role of teenage and youth ministry in the Orthodox Church. Students will reflect on the aims of teenage and youth ministry and develop a strong philosophy of teenage and youth ministry in 21st century Australia. The unit will also explore the key skills and leadership qualities needed for ministering to teenagers and youth.
Unit code: DA8110A
Unit status: Approved (Major revision)
Unit level: Postgraduate Foundational
Unit discipline: Mission and Ministry
Proposing College: St Athanasius CollegeShow when this unit is running
Articulate their own philosophy of teenage and youth ministry
Discuss the implications of the Orthodox understanding of ministry on teenage and youth ministry today
Examine the generational profile of teenagers and youth today
Explore and evaluate ministry strategies appropriate to the needs of teenagers and youth
Formulate a range of initiatives for teenage and youth ministry
Blended mode, synchronous and asynchronous. Pre-recorded readings, weekly tutorials, group discussions, case studies, guided reading.
Barna, George Real Teens: A Contemporary Snapshot of Youth Culture. Ventura, CA: Regal Books, 2001.
Borgman, Dean. Foundations for Youth Ministry: Theological Engagement with Teen Life and Culture. Second Edition. ed. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2013.
Burns, J. and M. DeVries. Uncommon Youth Ministry: your onramp to launching an extraordinary youth ministry. Ventura, CA: Regal Books, 2008.
Clark, Chap. Hurt 2.0 : Inside the World of Today's Teenagers. Youth, Family and Culture. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2011.
Howe, Neil and William Strauss. Millennials Rising: The Next Generation. New York: Vintage Books, 2000.
Hughes, Philip J. Putting Life Together: Findings from Australian Youth Spirituality Research. Fairfield, VIC: Fairfield Press, 2007.
Hughes, Philip J., and Lachlan Fraser. Life, Ethics and Faith in Australian Society: Facts and Figures. Nunawading, VIC: Christian Research Association, 2014.
Hughes, Philip. "Why Young People Are Leaving the Church". Pointers: Bulletin of the Christian Research Association. 25, no. 1 (2015): 1-8.
Kinnaman, D. and A. Hawkins, You lost me : Why young Christians are leaving church-- and rethinking faith, Grand Rapids, MI: BakerBooks. 2011.
Koch, K. Screens and teens: Connecting with our kids in a wireless world. Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2015.
McCrindle, M. and E. Wolfinger. The ABC of XYZ: understanding the global generations, Sydney: UNSW Press, 2009.
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Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Prof Albert Haddad on 14 Oct, 2022
Unit record last updated: 2022-10-14 15:22:12 +1100