In this unit students will address some of the challenges facing clergy and youth workers in the Church today in attempting to minister to adolescents who live in today’s youth culture. Students will examine the ever-changing adolescent world, which is in a continual state of flux, and look at the influence of music, fashion, entertainment, media and peers, to name a few, and how this shapes the morals, values and ethics of today’s young people. The central question we will be asking is 'How do we make spirituality and Orthodox teachings relevant to the lives of youth in the 21st century?'
Discuss three distinct aspects of culture confronting young people today.
Analyse the impact that “pop” (popular) culture has on today’s youth and their world view.
Evaluate approaches for enhancing teen spirituality and creating an environment where Christian faith is relevant in the lives of youth.
Develop strategies for ministering to adolescents in their various contexts.
Fortnightly sessions, comprising guided readings from the set texts, additional reading resources. Online tutorial. Students will be expected to contribute to six discussions on a fortnightly basis.
Essay 1 – 1500 words
Essay 2 – 2500 words
Online discussion and worksheets equivalent to 500 words
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 31 Dec, 2017
Unit Record last updated: 2019-05-30 07:35:03 +1000