Foundations of Children and Family Ministry

Course number: PS1207     Credit hours: 3 hrs

This course is designed to introduce the student to the foundations of both Children’s and Family Ministry in the local church.  Students will receive an overview of children’s minsitry programming and related skills as well as an overview of family ministry programming  This course will introduce students to some of the key issues involved in minsitry to children and families.  Several different models of ministry will be examined and evaluated in order to inform the student’s own approach to children’s and family ministry.  Topics like intergenerational ministry, risk management, and developing children as leaders will be discussed, with special attention given to looking at what, exactly, this vital ministry is and why it is so important.  Students will implement the knowlesge they gain in class when they plan and lead a children’s worship service in a local church.


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