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TITLE Models of Youth Ministry

LEVEL 05 - Postgraduate Modular Diploma or Degree Course


DEPARTMENT Pastoral Theology, Liturgy and Canon Law

DESCRIPTION Through this study-unit students will become acquainted with benchmark models of youth and post-modern ministry. After reflecting on how different theological, ecclesiological and anthropological concepts influence ministry students will be introduced to various approaches adopted in local and international settings and within and outside the Catholic Church.

The study-unit will deal with:

i. Fundamental concepts for youth ministry;
ii. Models, Approaches and Setting in youth ministry.

Apart from lectures students will be required to reflect on the models that they encounter during their placement in a youth ministry setting.

Study-unit Aims

By the end of the study-unit student should be able to:

i. identify the practical ministry implications of his/her theological, ecclesiological and anthropological beliefs;
ii. evaluate different youth ministry models and apply them according to the requirments of different local communities.

Learning Outcomes

1. Knowledge & Understanding:
By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

i. have basic knowledge of different youth ministry approaches and models;
ii. outline basic differences between catholic and evangelical models.

2. Skills:
By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

i. evaluate models of youth ministry;
ii. develop and apply models of youth ministry according to the requirements of local communities and settings;
iii. adopt an Outside-Inside youth ministry approach.

Main Text/s and any supplementary readings

Dean K., Clark C., and Rahn D., (2001) Starting Right, Thinking Theologically about youth ministry, Grand Rapids (Michigan): Youth Specialities Academic. (Seminary Lib)
East T. (2009). Leadership for Catholic Youth Ministry. A comprehensive resource. New London: Twenty-Third Publications (on order)
Linhart T. (ed.) (2011). Global youth ministry: reaching adolescents around the world. MI: Youth Specialities.
McCarthy, R.J. (ed.), (2005) The vision of Catholic Youth Ministry: fundamentals, theory and practice, USA: St. Mary's Press. (uni lib)
Root, A. (2007). Revisiting relational youth ministry : from a strategy of influence to a theology of incarnation. Dowers Grove, Ill: InterVarsity Press
Senter, M (ed.) (2001), Four views of youth ministry: inclusive congregational, preparatory, missional, strategic, Grand Rapids (Michigan): Youth Specialities Academic. (uni lib)
USCBC, (1998), Renewing the Vision: A Framework for Catholic Youth Ministry. Washington D.C.: USCBC

ADDITIONAL NOTES Pre-Requisite Study-units

PLC5440 The Youth Minister

STUDY-UNIT TYPE Lecture and Independent Study

Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Presentation Yes 30%
Research Paper Yes 70%

LECTURER/S Adrian Mario Gellel
Anthony Mifsud

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It should be noted that all the information in the study-unit description above applies to the academic year 2017/8, if study-unit is available during this academic year, and may be subject to change in subsequent years.
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