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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Understand children's ministry 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116750  Understand children's ministry 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Christian Theology and Ministry 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 07 - Human and Social Studies Religious and Ethical Foundations of Society 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-08-07  2010-08-07  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2011-08-07   2014-08-07  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard will be useful to people who interact or intend to interact with children in a professional or non-professional role.
People credited with this Unit Standard are able to
  • Understand the needs of children and know how to respond to it in ministry
  • Understand and value relationships with children
  • Understand Biblical basis of children's ministry
  • Understand basic contexts and processes in children's ministry
  • Evaluate ministry needs and opportunities of children in a specific situation. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners are assumed. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The following scope and context applies to the whole Unit Standard:
  • Children are regarded as people before 14 years of age.
  • Children's workers are people, mostly adults, who are interacting with children with the purpose to enhance growth in various fields of their lives. This can be done in a professional or non-professional role.
  • Assessment for this Unit Standard is based on the assumption that the learner would have regular direct contact with children.

    Specific range statements are provided in the body of the Unit Standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Understand the needs of children and know how to respond to it in ministry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The uniqueness of children is explained with reference to qualities, abilities, attitudes and interests. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Needs of children are described as they relate to different groups. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Include different age groups, contexts, gender groups, cultural groups, etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Different responses to children's needs are explained according to situations 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The unique character of Christian responses to children's needs is explained with reference to Christian teachings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Responses to children's needs in ministry are are described in terms of available services and programmes provided by the Church or ministry. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Include church activities, care groups, soup kitchens, ministry to families etc
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Understand and value relationships with children. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The nature of relationships with children is explained according to relevant research into human interaction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The value and significance of relationships with children are explained with reference to their contribution to personal growth. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Commitment to build relationships with children is described in terms of commit to children's ministry. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Understand biblical basis of children's ministry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Biblical information concerning children and children's ministry is described with reference to relevant Scriptural passages 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Biblical perspectives on children's ministry are described in terms of key Scriptural passages. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    For example: Deut 6:4-7; Deut 31: 12-13; Ps 78:1-7; Matt 18:1-14, etc.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Understand basic contexts and processes in children's ministry. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Processes refers to the focus areas or fields of activity involved in children's ministry, e.g. caring for the primary needs of children, building relationships with children, helping children grow in maturity and skills, helping emotionally wounded children towards healing, etc. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The significance of different contexts for children's ministry is explained with reference to fields of activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Children's ministry interventions in different contexts are described by using examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    For example: Au pair (child home care) work, home based care, orphanages, children's clubs, camping ministry, school prayer meetings for children, outreaches, internet ministry for children, broadcasting (radio and TV), children's books and videos, etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Different processes in children's ministry are explained and evaluated in terms of focus activities. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Evaluate the ministry needs and opportunities of children in a specific situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A specific situation is described in terms of the needs of children 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The situation is described in terms of the opportunities that children have in that situation 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Opportunities such as development of creativity, availability of resources, etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A ministry strategy to respond to needs and opportunities is described according to programmes being implemented in own faith community. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Include resources, action steps, etc.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Providers of learning towards this Unit Standard will need to meet the accreditation requirements of the relevant ETQA.

    Moderation Option:

    The moderation requirements of the relevant ETQA must be met in order to award credit to learners for this Unit Standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria. Candidates are unlikely to achieve all the specific outcomes, to the standards described in the assessment criteria, without knowledge of the listed embedded knowledge. This means that for the most part, the possession or lack of the knowledge can be directly inferred from the quality of the candidate's performance. Where direct assessment of knowledge is required, assessment criteria have been included in the body of the Unit Standard.

  • Aspects of Communication, including public address and listening skills
  • Aspects of Observation and interpretation of data
  • Understanding children
  • Bible knowledge
  • Strategic Planning 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems: Learners identify needs and opportunities for ministry 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others and in teams: Learners develop commitment to relationships with children; 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively: Learners design strategy 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information: Learners collect and process data for reporting 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills: Learners communicate with children, report, describe, explain findings of research. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically: Learners study the Bible responsibly. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of inter-related parts of a system: Learners understand children and children's ministry in different contexts 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full development of oneself: Learners grow in understanding and relational skills 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  49057   Further Education and Training Certificate: Theology and Ministry  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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