Karimenager immersion 3

MA Mission (Children's and Youth Mission (CYM))

MA, Diploma and Certificate (part time)

The programme in Children’s and Youth Mission is for people who want to explore the creative new ways of missionally engaging with children and young people in our contemporary culture, and reflect upon the biblical and theological foundations and implications for children’s and youth ministry. This programme is designed for lay or ordained persons, from all traditions, who are interested in examining, assessing and leading such initiatives in mission through the discipline of postgraduate level study and personal research. It is ideal not only for children’s workers and youth workers but also for pastors and overseers who want to train leaders and cast vision for children’s and youth ministry within their church or organisation more effectively.

Course Details

There are two main units of study which cover a range of themes:

CYM1: Children's & Youth Mission 1

Main themes include:

  • theological reflections on mission and evangelism amongst children and young people
  • mission and ministry amongst children and young people
  • developing a biblical worldview in children and young people
  • the personal and professional role of the worker
  • the children's and youth worker as advocate.

CYM2: Children's & Youth Mission 2

Main themes include:

  • child and adolescent development
  • theology and sociology and children and youth
  • current biblical models in relation to children and youth
  • children and youth as missional agents
  • children and youth as worship leaders and exegetes
  • children and youth spiritualities
  • pastoral care of children and youth

Students who successfully complete these two units will obtain a Postgraduate Certificate in Mission (Children's and Youth Mission). Students wishing to obtain a Postgraduate Diploma or MA in Mission (Children's and Youth Mission) may take these two units and any two other units from the programme, plus a dissertation for the MA.