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Vulnerable Children: Biblical and Theological Perspectives

This advanced short course aims to ‘upskill’ Christians involved in working with and on behalf of vulnerable children and young people by developing them as informed reflective practitioners able to draw on a rich resource of applied biblical, theological, and missiological thinking.

15 - 18 April 2024
INTENSIVE online optional

Vulnerable children or ‘children at risk’ live across the world and face numerous factors that can prevent them from thriving as whole people created in God’s image. This advanced short course aims to ‘upskill’ Christians involved in working with and on behalf of vulnerable children and young people by developing them as informed reflective practitioners able to draw on a rich resource of applied biblical, theological, and missiological thinking.

Each day we will explore a variety of biblical texts and reflect carefully, creatively and contextually on how these might shape our work with and on behalf of vulnerable children and young people. We will also be considering together the importance of the voice of the child in developing theology, and the need to draw on theological perspectives from around the world.

Course Tutor

Dr Tim Davy BSc(Hons), Diploma in Theology, CELTA, MA and PhD in Biblical Studies

This advanced short course is especially designed for:

Christians involved in fostering and adoption (or supporting or advocating in that sphere)

Christians involved in work with or on behalf of children vulnerable to, or caught up in exploitation, trafficking, refugee contexts;

Christians working for organisations, NGOs, local authorities, or other networks who want to develop as Christians in those spheres;

It will also be excellent continuing professional development for those resourcing, leading and communicating the vision of organisations working with and on behalf of vulnerable children and young people (for example in a communications team, in strategic leadership, or as a trustee)

This course is delivered intensively over 4 days, with 5 hours of stimulating interaction with tutors and fellow students each day, and a small amount of thought- provoking reading (and watching) to do between the sessions.

Those accessing Advanced Short Courses will be provided with relevant reading materials and other information to enable their full participation in the course.

ASC participants are not required to complete an assignment and will receive a certificate of participation on completion of the course.

Library Resources

All Nations has one of the finest mission libraries in the country with over 50,000 volumes, over 12,000 eBooks and a wide range of journals and audio visual material.

For remote access students, readings are supplied by college online and any additional reading you would like from our library catalogue may be accessed by emailing our librarian.

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