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​Online seminar:

Second Module of

the Seminar

Children at Risk

Date: 8-26 april 2024


Three (3) weeks!!!

Classes (3 hours duration) on every Monday and Wednesday. With about 2 hours of homework (Youtube movies, articles, etc) for each class.

Total of 6 classes.

We ask to read 1 book before classes start.

(There will be no books to read during the seminar.)

You will find the link to download this book

in Google Classroom after being accepted for the seminar.

Topics of teachings of second module

  1. Value of girls and women around the world, and why it matters.

  2. Abortion and the deception of the personhood theory. What it is, why it matters, and what we can do.

  3. Combatting human trafficking: understanding the problem and learning different ways to take action.

  4. Community development: how to help transform slums and refugee camps; pitfalls and good practice.

  5. Education: Character of the teacher / Teaching children: how to plan your lessons, understanding the different types of intelligence and giftings in children.

  6. Trauma and resilience: using practical tools for grief and trauma counseling with children, and how to build up their resilience.


Possible teachers:

  1. Johan and Jeannette Lukasse, The Netherlands / Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

  2. Rite Mayers, Spain/ Canada

  3. Aukje Brouwer, The Netherlands/ South Africa



Platforms:  Zoom and Google Classroom.


Languages: English


University of the Nations certificate: This seminar is registered as an Extension Course with the University of the Nations, and participants will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the seminar.


Costs: USD 5 (five US dollars).



  • Be 18 years or older.

  • Be a committed Christian.

  • Have sufficient English.

  • Have never been convicted of an offense concerning any kind of abuse against a child (a person under 18 years old) and have never abused a child.



Application will open the 20th February (save the date)

Introduction to Children at Risk, first module.

We don't know yet when we will offer this first introduction online seminar again, but will let you know when we have the dates. This seminar is for Christians who are passionate about reaching children, families, and communities at risk, including street children, refugee children, kids from broken families, orphans, children living in slums, children with HIV/AIDS, and other children with different needs and challenges in their lives.

It is for those who have completed a Discipleship Training School (DTS), the basic school of YWAM and the University of the Nations, and for people who have not done a DTS, but who have a heart for children and want more training. 


It consists of a teaching (2 x 1 hour), with a short break in the middle and a 30-minute small group/ mentoring meeting at the end. Total time is 3 hours for each session.

​​Topics of the teachings of the first module:

  1. God's Heart for Children I - How does God see children? Understanding more of God’s love, justice, mercy, and compassion.

  2. God's Heart for Children II - Characteristics of wholesome children, what went wrong, and how can we help the children on their way to restoration.

  3. Biblical worldview and community development - How our belief system affects our view of children and poverty and how can we work with them in a wholistic and non-paternalistic way.

  4. Child development and how to help children to reach their full potential.

  5. Understanding the different groups of children at risk, and strategies to work with them, their families, and their communities.

  6. Family based care versus institutional care, why and how to promote adoption and foster care.


Application of this first module is closed. We will post

it here and on other social media when it will open again. 

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