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

Serve as leader in children's ministry 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116754  Serve as leader in 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 act or intend to act in a leadership role in a children's ministry.

People credited with this Unit Standard are able to
  • Demonstrate sincere love and commitment to children
  • Respond to the love of God
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with a variety of other people
  • Formulate and implement personal vision and values
  • Function as a whole and integrated person
  • Understand and effectively apply essentials of Christian living
  • Demonstrate Christian stewardship concerning time, money and material assets
  • Understand the demands of Christian leadership and effectively responds to it 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners are assumed to be competent in Communicastion 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.
  • Assessment for this Unit Standard is based on the assumption that the learner would have regular direct contact with children.
  • Assessment for this Unit Standard is based on the assumption that the learner would have regular direct contact with co-workers in a ministry.

    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 
    Demonstrate sincere love and commitment to children. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Sincerity is assessed over a period through observation and reports of effects of interaction with children. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The uniqueness of children is descrbed in terms of their qualities, abilities, attitudes and interests. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The nature and significance of relationships with children is explained in terms of personal development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Skills and commitment in building relationships with children are identified and described with reference to examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Commitment and ability to express love and respect towards children in a variety of ways is explained in terms of investment. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    For example: Quality time, focussed attention, words of affirmation, service, gifts, etc
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Commitment to protect and care for children is described in terms of children's rights. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes advocacy for children's rights, compassion for broken children, etc
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Respond to the love of God. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Own understanding of Gods love is explained in terms of experiences and prior knowledge 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The invitations, promises and conditions extended by God are described with reference to Biblical passages. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    For example: Invitation to accept salvation, promise of forgiveness and adoption, call to obedience, etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Commitment to God in faith is described from observation and personal experience. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Commitment refers to a decision, based on a good understanding of what the decision involves, to accept the promises and conditions set by God. This might start as a first submission at some point, but is constantly reaffirmed in a lifelong commitment.
    This decision is normally put to words (e.g. through prayer and testimony) and actions (e.g. turning away from unloving, unfaithful behaviour to a new way of living).
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A life of gratitude is explained in terms of responses to God's love. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Gratitude refers to the internal response when something very good has been received undeservedly, that motivates a person to return the favour in some or other way. A life of gratitude means that the learner is motivated in all his thoughts and deeds by the grace of God.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Develop and maintain positive relationship with a variety of other people. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Attitudes of openness and acceptance towards other people are described in elation to differences in people's responses. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Include people with different views, values, cultural backgrounds, etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Basic principles and practices that strengthen relationships are identified and described according to Christian teachings. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    For example: Seek to understand before being understood, forgiveness, time, focussed attention, etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Difficulties in relationships and circumstances are identified and explained from personal experience and other sources. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Include conflict management skills, etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Own place in different relational systems is described with reference to family, community and ministry. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Formulate and implement personal vision and values. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The significance of having a vision and purpose is explained in terms of personal goals. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Purpose refers to a person's knowledge and understanding of the reason he/she exists in a specific time and context.
  • Vision refers to the destination that a person has for his/her own life.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A vision statement is explained with reference to own faith community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Passion and commitment to the purpose and vision are explained in terms of , conviction, inner drive and motivation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The significance of value systems is explained in relation to own life and that of others in own community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Decisions and actions that are determined by Christian values and principles are described with reference to Christian values. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Function as a whole and integrated person. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Whole and integrated refers to healthy and mature relationships with self, God, others and the environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Own strengths, weaknesses, abilities and disabilities are identified and explained through introspection. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Growth in vital areas of life is descrined in tems of stages of spiritual development. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Vital areas include spiritual, emotional, intellectual, relational life, etc,
  • Includes commitment to listen to and learn from others
  • Includes willingness to allow others into own life
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Understand and effectively apply essentials of christian living. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Essentials refer to aspects of Christian living that is viewed as key and basic. It includes values, practices, and disciplines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Key practices and disciplines of Christian living are described in terms of accepted Christian teachings. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Practices such as prayer, Bible study, fellowship with other believers, worship, service, witnessing, confession of sins, resistance of temptations, etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Growth in the application of essentials is described in terms of spiritual development. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Demonstrate Christian stewardship concerning time, money and material assets. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Christian stewardship refers to an attitude and practice of responsibility towards God concerning assets such as time and money, based on the assumption that He is the ultimate owner of these assets. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Key aspects of Christian stewardship are described concerning time is demonstrated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes accountability to others, planning, prioritising, etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Key aspects of Christian stewardship are described concerning money and material assets is demonstrated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes accountability to others, honesty, good keeping of records, promptness in payment, etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Commitment to Christian stewardship is described with reference to input from learners. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 8 
    Understand the demands of christian leadership and effectively respond to it. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Acceptance of responsibility for leadership is described with reference to the demands of leadership. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The concept of influence is explained with reference to leadership theories. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Group processes and group skills are explained with reference to group dynamics. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes facilitation of group performance, conflict management, etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Leadership styles are described with examples of each. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes situational leadership, communication styles, individual and group leadership, etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Personal preferred leadership styles are explained with motivation for each choice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Change in leadership style according to the demands of the situation is explained in context. 


    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
  • Group dynamics 

  • 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 deal with conflict, relationships; implement personal vision; accept responsibility ; manage groups 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively: Learners implement vision and value system; function as integrated person 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information: Learners collect and process data for reporting in learning context and practice. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically: Learners use scientific methods for self-development, group facilitation, etc. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of inter-related parts of a system: Learners understand leadership and groups. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full development of oneself: Learners grow in self-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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