David Scott joined the faculty at Fuller in 2012, though he actually began his career at Fuller in 2003 when he helped to develop the first School of Intercultural Studies class on children at risk. Since that time he has continued to provide strategic leadership in the development of the Children at Risk emphasis while also serving in a variety of administrative capacities. He began his current role as associate director of the Center for Missiological Research in 2009, and in this role he has helped many students through their ThM and PhD programs. Dr. Scott is also responsible for administering a number of other programs and events in the School of Intercultural Studies, including the Global Research Institute (Fuller’s post-doctoral fellowship program for non-Western scholars) and the annual Missiology Lectures.
Scott’s ministry experience includes almost ten years with Viva (formerly Viva Network), an Oxford-based nonprofit that networks Christian organizations working with children at risk; helping them to develop relationships with like-minded groups locally, regionally, and globally in order to facilitate the sharing of ideas, strategies, and resources. His role with Viva involved facilitating the development of academic children-at-risk training programs at different Christian institutions worldwide.
Scott has contributed a chapter, “Theological Dignity and Human Rights for Children,” in Understanding God’s Heart for Children, the Christian response to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, and has published several articles and reviews.
- MD543: Mission with Children at Risk
- MD548: Children and Armed Violence
- MD545: Ministry to Street Children
- MI804B-C: Missiology as a Discipline, Parts B-C
Areas of Expertise, Research, Writing, and Teaching
Mission with children at risk, cognitive anthropology, cognitive research methods, child participation and human rights for children, motivation and retention among children and youth workers, and theology of children