CHILDREN AND FAMILY MINISTRIES (ED-4213)
(09/07/2021-12/17/2021)

Course Memo

A broad introduction to the theory and practice of religious education and children and family ministries, with an emphasis on Unitarian Universalist congregations. Topics include history and philosophy of Unitarian Universalist children’s religious education and ministry, teaching methods and learning processes, human development, innovations in religious education for children and youth including multigenerational ministries and worship-centered models, and collegial relationships and professional standards for religious educators. Coursework includes a field placement in a local congregation’s religious education/children and family ministries program (2-3 times/ month), readings, weekly journaling, periodic written assignments, discussions, and a final project of significance to the student’s future ministry. Geared toward M.Div. students. Hybrid. Relates to Thresholds 7&1, and MFC competencies 3&7. [Max enrollment 12]