PC109-506 – Engaging in Word-Based Ministries

Credit Points

6 Credit Points (CPS)

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will

Know and understand

  • Demonstrate foundational knowledge and understanding of the skills and issues involved in word-based ministry, including the methods and standards of professional, safe and ethical practice

Be able to

  • Demonstrate basic skill in the practice of word-based ministry
  • Present organised evidence-based perspectives on word-based ministry

Be in a position to

  • Examine perspectives and skills from ‘Engaging in Word-based Ministries’ to contemporary Christian life and ministry contexts


Section A: Foundations

  • Defining Word-based ministry: its bases, goals and varieties
  • Principles of teaching and learning
  • Principles and responsibilities of child protection

Section B: Applications

  • Understand important issues related to, and principles for designing teaching input for at least three of the following:
  • Children’s Ministry
  • Youth Ministry
  • Bible Study Groups
  • One-to-one Bible Reading
  • Leading Church Services
  • Ministry in School Settings
  • Other word-based ministries as approved by the moderator
  • Principles for designing an annual teaching programme