This unit provides students with an understanding of children’s, youth and family ministry within Anglican and broader ecclesial contexts. The unit is suitable for those already involved with children and young adults in a parish or community setting, although it is designed to address principally the formation and engagement of young people in the Christian faith aged from 12-25 years. The unit explores the theology of youth ministry and models of youth ministry that are drawn from this theology. The unit investigates the developmental needs of children and young people from an early age including the stages of faith formation. It examines the social and cultural context of young people, children and families, and the barriers and reasons why children and young people might be absent from faith communities. Further, the unit will explore the meaning of Christian community in today’s contexts with specific attention to the place and experience of children and young people within society, families, and the church’s ministry.

Unit Code: DP1500T

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 1

Unit Discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Trinity College Theological School

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Learning Outcomes


Demonstrate an understanding of the theology of ministry with specific attention to children, young people and families.


Demonstrate an understanding of the social and cultural contexts of children, young people and families


Critically engage with various models of ministry with children, young people and Families, and articulate the theology that these models espouse.




Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

Essay (2000 words)

2000 50.0
Oral Presentation

Group presentation in class followed by Individual Written Presentation (2000 words)

2000 50.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 31 Dec, 2016

Unit Record last updated: 2019-06-11 15:06:21 +1000