MINISTRY TO VICTIMS OF SEXUAL EXPLOITATION MAJOR
According to UNICEF, as many as two million children are subjected to prostitution in the global commercial sex trade. Sex trafficking has devastating consequences for minors, including long-lasting physical and psychological trauma, disease (including HIV/AIDS), drug addiction, unintended pregnancy, malnutrition, social ostracism and death. Sexual exploitation is a problem both in the United States and internationally.
The Ministry to Victims of Sexual Exploitation Major prepares students for the ministry of advocacy and restoration to those who are the victims of sexual exploitation. This preparation combines thorough biblical training and strategic partnership with skilled ministry practitioners.
Student Learning Outcomes
Students completing the Bachelor of Arts in Ministry to Victims of Sexual Exploitation program will be able to:
- Know the societal and cultural factors that contribute to human trafficking and human exploitation.
- Identify the primary disciplines, organizations and networks that currently minister to those involved in human trafficking and other exploitive practices.
- Develop a strong awareness of self and a concrete strategy for soul care.
- Learn skills in self-care and formulate strategies for dealing with secondary trauma.
- Engage in practical ministry under the guidance of an experienced mentor.
- Acquire skills for research and ministry planning.
Students spend the summer after their junior year and the fall semester of their senior year in ministry immersion and return to campus for their final semester.