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:

  • biblical worldview for children and youth
  • faith development
  • contemporary missiology and apologetics
  • catechesis, worship and discipleship
  • faith in a secular age
  • analysing children's and youth worker's roles.

CYM2: Children's & Youth Mission 2

Main themes include:

  • theology for children and youth ministry
  • biblical literacy and digital technology
  • children, youth and holiness
  • pastoral care in children and youth
  • missional youth groups
  • intergenerational ministry

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.