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

Manage a children's ministry 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116753  Manage a 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  15 
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 act or intend to act in a leadership role in a children's ministry.

People credited with this Unit Standard are able to:
  • Effectively communicate the vision and strategy of a specific children's ministry
  • Help a specific children's ministry reach concrete goals by drawing up and implementing a strategic plan
  • Effectively manage the human resources of a specific children's ministry
  • Develop and successfully implement an administrative system for a specific children's ministry
  • Develop and successfully implement a financial system for a specific children's ministry
  • Effectively market the services and recourses of a specific children's ministry
  • Effectively market the needs of a specific children's ministry
  • Link up with partners and networks to increase the effectiveness of a ministry. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners are assumed to be competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3. 

    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 
    Effectively communicate the vision, mission and strategy of a specific children's ministry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Key role players involved in the ministry are identified through scooping exercises. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A process for the development f strategy for children's ministry is described with reference to key role ministries. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The vision, mission and strategy are described in terms of internal and external needs of the ministry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The significance of visions, missions and strategies is explained in terms of organisational development theories. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Help a special children's ministry reach concrete goals by drawing up and implementing a strategic plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Key role players involved in the ministry to develop a strategic plan are identified in terms of the interest and commitment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A strategic plan for the ministry is explained for the benefit of all role players communicated to all relevant role players. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The mobilisation of role players to implement the strategic plan is described according to lobbying and advocacy principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The evaluation of the plan is described with reference to key performance indicators. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The significance of strategic planning is described with reference to management functions and principles. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Effectively manage the human resources of a specific children's ministry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The assessment of a children's ministry is described in terms of its human resources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The assessment of human resources is described in terms of the vision, mission and strategic plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The development and implementation of a strategic plan are described according to managing the human resources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Skills for effective human resource management are identified and described with reference to the importance of control as a management function. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The significance of human resource management is explained with reference to management functions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Develop and successfully implement an administrative system for a specific children's ministry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The administrative systems of different ministries are described and evaluated with reference to own faith communities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The main aspects of an administrative system are identified and explained with reference to systems and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The development of an administrative system for a children's ministry is in terms of its administrative needs and implemented. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The implementation of the system is evaluated after a period of time. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Develop and successfully implemented a financial system for a specific children's ministry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The financial systems of different ministries are described and evaluated according to accepted accounting procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The main aspects of a financial system are identified and described with reference to accounting procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The development of a financial system for a children's ministry is explained according to its financial needs and implemented. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The implementation of the system is evaluated in terms of measured outcomes. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Effectively market the services of a specific children's ministry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Key aspects of marketing services is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The implementation of a marketing strategy for the services of a children's ministry is described in terms of needs and objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The implementation of a marketing strategy is evaluated in terms of its achievements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Effectively market the needs of a specific children's ministry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Key aspects of marketing needs are identified according to the needs of one's own faith community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The development of a marketing strategy for the needs of a children's ministry is described according to relevant sources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The implementation of the strategy is evaluated according to its achievements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 8 
    Link up with partners and networks to increase the effectiveness of a ministry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Key aspects of networking and partnerships are identified from relevant sources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Different networks and potential partners are assessed in terms of the vision and strategy of the children's ministry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The development of a strategy for involvement in networks and partnerships is explained according to the need for cooperation and accessing resources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The implementation of the strategy is evaluated in terms of its achievements. 


    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, listening skills and marketing
  • Aspects of Observation and interpretation of data
  • Understanding children
  • Bible knowledge
  • Strategic Planning
  • Group dynamics
  • Basic bookkeeping
  • Basic administration 

  • 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 develop strategies and plans according to needs; resolve ministry problems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others and in teams: Learners design and develop mutual vision, plans, etc. as a group; market and network. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively: Learners do strategic planning, management of self and others. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information: Learners collect and process data concerning ministry and management concepts. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills: Learners communicate in learning context and in practice. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically: Learners are involved in designing tools for assessment, designing of visions, strategic planning, administration and financial management, marketing, networking. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of inter-related parts of a system: Learners understand organisations, networks, human resources, etc. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full development of oneself: Learners develop management skills, communication and leadership 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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