Youth Ministry - Foundations

10 Units

This course provides an introduction to Catholic youth ministry through the examination of key concepts related to ministry and 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 comprehensive and systems thinking approach. Additionally, ministry to youth will be discussed in light of faith development and learning style theories.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Humanities and Social Science

Not currently offered

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Explain 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. Articulate the integration of key course concepts into local youth ministry context.

Topic include:

  • Comprehensive vision of youth ministry
  • Current research in 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
  • This course replaces THEO6021. If you have successfully completed THEO6021 you cannot enrol in this course.
Assessment Items
  • Written Assignment: Essay / Written Assignment 1
  • Written Assignment: Essay / Written Assignment 2
  • Written Assignment: Essay / Written Assignment 3
  • Online Learning Activity: Blogs and Forum Posts

Contact Hours Not currently offered
Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for RELT6021
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