Content

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.

Unit Code: DM9703B

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Missiology

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Eva Burrows College

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Learning Outcomes

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.

Pedagogy

Lectures, readings, videos, discussions, online forums

Assessments

Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Seminar or Tutorial

2,500 seminar paper

2500 40.0
Essay

4,500 word integrative essay

4500 60.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 20 Jul, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-09-18 15:34:53 +1000