Introduction to Youth Ministry
Not available in 2012
Previously offered in 2011, 2010
This course provides a basic introduction to Catholic youth ministry through the examination of key concepts related to ministry to youth in the Catholic Church, including a review of the comprehensive youth ministry vision. The course examines the local youth ministry context in light of a systems thinking and comprehensive approach. Additionally, ministry to youth will be discussed, in light of faith development and learning style theories.
Upon completion of this course, students will be expected to:
1.Identify the concepts, principles, and aims of a comprehensive youth ministry vision to be approved by Australian Catholic Bishops Conference.
2.Engage in a systematic reflection regarding ministry with youth in the Catholic Church using a systems theory and recent research.
3.Describe key concepts from foundational to learning and faith development related to ministry with youth.
4.Demonstrate an understanding of the application of key course concepts into local youth ministry context.
Comprehensive vision of youth ministry
A systems approach to Catholic youth ministry
Foundational documents in youth ministry
Understanding of learning style and faith development theories related to youth ministry
Modes of Delivery
Distance Learning : IT Based
Self Directed Learning
Self Directed Learning: for 130 hour(s) per Term for Full Term