Youth & Young Adult Ministries Session One

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Slide presentation for the first session of MIdAmerica-UUA's online course on Youth & Young Adult Ministries. This session was primarily an introduction.

Slide presentation for the first session of MIdAmerica-UUA's online course on Youth & Young Adult Ministries. This session was primarily an introduction.

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  • 1. Youth & Young Adult Ministries An Online Course Presented by the MidAmerica Region of the UUA with Support from the Fahs Collaborative and the UUA RE Credentialing ProgramTuesday, February 12, 13
  • 2. MidAmerica-UUATuesday, February 12, 13
  • 3. Fahs CollaborativeTuesday, February 12, 13
  • 4. UUA RE CredentialingTuesday, February 12, 13
  • 5. Thank YouTuesday, February 12, 13
  • 6. ApologyTuesday, February 12, 13
  • 7. GuaranteeTuesday, February 12, 13
  • 8. Youth & Young Adult Ministries Six 90 Minute Webinars (Didactic) Six 60 Minute Conference Calls (Interactive) Readings (Required & Recommended, Available Online) Final Project (Written & Oral Presentation)Tuesday, February 12, 13
  • 9. Course Outcome By the end of this course, students should be able to design, implement, and assess a developmentally appropriate faith development experience (rite of passage, worship service, service opportunity, or leadership experience) for youth and/or young adults.Tuesday, February 12, 13
  • 10. RE Credentialing Relevant Training Opportunity Structured Learning ExperienceTuesday, February 12, 13
  • 11. Associate Level Scope of Knowledge & Skill Recognizing developmental differences between middle school and high school youth, and/or between high school youth and young adults.Tuesday, February 12, 13
  • 12. Associate Level Demonstrated by Support staff and volunteers in worship, rites of passage, and programming for youth and/or young adults.Tuesday, February 12, 13
  • 13. Credentialed Level Scope of Knowledge & Skill Knowledge of the developmental needs of adolescents and young adults and the ways in which those are addressed through youth and young adult programming.Tuesday, February 12, 13
  • 14. Credentialed Level Demonstrated by Using knowledge to assess and enhance worship, rites of passage, and programming for youth and/or young adults.Tuesday, February 12, 13
  • 15. Master Level Scope of Knowledge & Skill Working knowledge of the human and faith development needs of youth and/ or young adults and the ways in which those are addressed through a ministry to youth and/or young adults.Tuesday, February 12, 13
  • 16. Master Level Demonstrated by Recruiting and supporting youth and/or young adults in leadership positions and service positions. Using faith development to inform models of rites of passage and worship for youth and/or young adults.Tuesday, February 12, 13
  • 17. Competency Overview Structured Learning Experiences Work Products/Portfolio ExhibitsTuesday, February 12, 13
  • 18. Overview Provide an overview of what you know about this competency area, and how you have integrated your knowledge into your professional practice. Suggested length-- and only a suggestion--is up to one page.Tuesday, February 12, 13
  • 19. Structured Learning Experiences Reflection on: Provide a paragraph describing the learning experience and its value to you (suggested length of reflection [and only a suggestion] is 50-100 words).Tuesday, February 12, 13
  • 20. Structured Learning Experiences Integration in Work: Provide a paragraph describing how this has or will influence your work (suggested length of reflection [and only a suggestion] is 125-175 words).Tuesday, February 12, 13
  • 21. Work Products/ Portfolio Exhibits Brief description of each work example (suggested length of description [and only a suggestion] is 50-100 words)Tuesday, February 12, 13
  • 22. Work Products/ Portfolio Exhibits Relevance to competency: Provide a paragraph with each work example that explains why you chose the particular piece and how the piece serves to demonstrate your competency in this area (suggested length of each reflection [and only a suggestion] is 125-175 words)Tuesday, February 12, 13
  • 23. Adolescent Development Early Adolescence (ages 12-15) Middle Adolescence (ages 15-18) Late Adolescence (ages 18-22)Tuesday, February 12, 13
  • 24. Changes in Young Adulthood Adolescence (generally defined as puberty through age 18) Young adulthood (generally defined as 18 to 22 or 18 to 25) Later adulthood (generally defined as mid-20s and older)Tuesday, February 12, 13
  • 25. An Emerging Field Researchers have begun to define young adulthood as its own developmental period, referring to it as “emerging adulthood,” “the frontier of adulthood,” or, earlier, “the novice phase.”Tuesday, February 12, 13
  • 26. An Emerging Field Here at the start of the 21st century, researchers are creating a new field around young adulthood, just as, at the turn of the 20th century, researchers defined a new field around adolescence.Tuesday, February 12, 13
  • 27. Youth & Young Adult Developmental Stages Early Adolescence Middle Adolescence Late Adolescence/Emerging Adulthood Young AdulthoodTuesday, February 12, 13
  • 28. What Is Adulthood? There are two broad assumptions that define adulthood in our culture: I know and am fairly comfortable with who I am. I am willing to take responsibility for myself.Tuesday, February 12, 13
  • 29. Course Outcome By the end of this course, students should be able to design, implement, and assess a developmentally appropriate faith development experience (rite of passage, worship service, service opportunity, or leadership experience) for youth and/or young adults.Tuesday, February 12, 13