CHILDREN AT RISK

How will you reach out to children in need with Christ’s holistic care?

From the AIDS orphan to the child soldier to the sexually exploited young girl, alarming numbers of kids struggle in unjust situations that put them in crisis. Even more children lead lives of deprivation, exclusion, and vulnerability. Yet the church has a mandate to care for them—but how? Through these classes, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the problems children face in today’s world and how Christians globally are responding. Our faculty—leading scholars and seasoned practitioners in ministry with children at risk—will equip you to reflect theologically and missiologically on these critical concerns and develop new and effective strategies for change.

STUDENTS TAKE COURSES LIKE THESE

Childhood in Global Perspective

This course is a survey of the recent interdisciplinary field of Childhood Studies as a source of greater understanding for mission and ministry.

Mission with Children at Risk

Advocacy for Social Justice

Poverty and Development

Ministry with Sexually Exploited and Trafficked Children

FLEXIBLE LOCATIONS AND STUDY OPTIONS

Students can pursue this area of interest at all Fuller campuses or online, enabling them to remain in their ministry and home contexts if they wish.

FACULTY

Christa Crawford (adjunct)

Cynthia Eriksson
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF PSYCHOLOGY

Bryant L. Myers
PROFESSOR OF TRANSFORMATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Dave Scott
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF INTERCULTURAL STUDIES AND CHILDREN AT RISK

Richard Stellway (adjunct)

Jude Tiersma-Watson
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF URBAN MISSION

PROGRAMS

Additional Program Offerings

Already have a master’s degree? Check out Fuller’s PhD in Theology or ThM in Theology with a focus in Children at Risk.