This develops the education and training of the Foundation Certificate with its competencies. It has an emphasis on Youth and Christian Education.

General Competencies

  • Communicate clearly at the appropriate level for the audience.
  • Express one’s own ideas in writing.
  • Be able to plan and organize effectively.
  • Lead groups giving clear directions and encouraging team members.
  • Develop creativity and free expression.

Specific Competencies

  • Develop a personal philosophy of children’s and/or youth ministry.
  • Be able to lead a children’s or youth ministry.
  • Acquire the skills and abilities needed to implement a children’s or youth ministry in a local church.
  • Understand human development and apply that knowledge to planning children’s and youth activities.
  • Appreciate the cultural, legal and contextual issues that affect ministry with young people.
  • Be equipped to resolve conflicts harmoniously.
  • Analyze problems and provide appropriate solutions.