TH 501 - Youth Ministry and Family Faith Formation
Faith formation will be studied from the perspective of adolescent development and maturation into adulthood, the present culture, the role of the family in catechesis, spiritual maturity and church and diocesan supports.
Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following:
illustrate and critically assess the culture and current issues in order to better form and teach families and in particular youth and young adults in discipleship and Christian witness;
enumerate the stages of child, adolescent and young adult human, religious, spiritual, and psychological development;
distinguish key concepts and needs for youth ministry and young adult ministry;
create and develop faith formation for inter-generational gatherings which foster the encounter with Christ both in the domestic Church and the parish faith community; and
identify the essential elements of an evangelizing catechesis.
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