David H. Scott

Assistant Professor of Intercultural Studies and Children at RiskSchool of Intercultural Studies

Contact Information
626-584-5269
Education
BA, Wheaton College
MA, Fuller Theological Seminary
PhD, Fuller Seminary, School of Intercultural Studies

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. From 2009 to 2014 he served as associate director of the Center for Missiological Research, helping 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 “Health Missions to Children in Crisis: Theological Contributions for Better Practice” to the collection Health, Healing, and Shalom: Frontiers and Challenges for Christian Healthcare Missions, as well as 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.

Courses Taught

  • 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

Publications

2014 “Health Missions to Children in Crisis: Theological Contributions for Better Practice,” in Health, Healing, and Shalom: Frontiers and Challenges for Christian Healthcare Missions, ed. Bryant Myers, Erin Dufault-Hunter, and Isaac Voss. Pasadena, CA: William Carey Library, 2014.
2013 “The Redeemed Adult/Child Dyad and the Missio Dei: Speaking Back to Missiology,” in 4/14 Window Missiology Conference Proceedings, ed. Dan Brewster.
2008 Review of Hope for Children in Poverty: Profiles and Possibilities, ed. Ronald J. Sider and Heidi Unruh, in Evangelical Missions Quarterly 44 (2): 258-260.
2007 “Theological Dignity and Human Rights for Children,” in Understanding God’s Heart for Children, ed. C. Douglas McConnell, Jennifer Orona and Paul Stockley Colorado Springs: Authentic.
2007 “Virtual Shelf Reading: A Tutorial,” SEMI.
2006 “Theological Reflection on Understanding God’s Heart for Children Point 3: Shafik,” Restore.
2005 “Around the World in Two Meetings: Globalization of Youth Ministry,” www.fyi.net
2004 “The McDonaldization of Youth Ministry,” www.cyfm.net

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