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Lifebearers School

Foundations for Maternal Health Ministry

About the Course

Join a missional movement that addresses an urgent global crisis in the area of maternal health.

We believe that pregnancy and birth are critical seasons in the lives of families around the world, and provide a God-given opportunity to impact the Kingdom.

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Corrie and Kyle Werts, Stephanie Nery, Lexie Bell
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DTS
What happens in this course?

Spend 3 months developing your skills and knowledge in the area of maternal health. Join a growing sisterhood for authentic relationship and discipleship.

Learn from those who are currently doing it and find out what opportunities exist for a long-term vocational calling.

Training Phase (3 months)

You will receive foundations for how to use maternal health as a ministry.

Learn from leaders, healthcare workers and professionals in this field. Get trained as doulas and childbirth educators, and build a solid foundation for midwifery and birth work.

After the Lifebearers School, join existing teams in the nations using your certifications, go on to the Birth Attendant School, pursue further training for midwifery, or pioneer new locations using what you have learned as a means for effective ministry.

Global Maternal Health Context

Biblical Bioethics & Pregnancy Ministry in the Nations

Reproductive Health, Conception, and Fetal Development

Childbirth Educator Certification

Birth & Postpartum Doula Certification

Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) Trauma Training

Pregnancy & Birth Scenarios

Activation in Brave Love Messages

Outreach Placement Phase (12 Weeks)

Apply your knowledge and skills in key locations where there is an urgent need and opportunity for maternal health workers.

Outreach locations are carefully selected places where there is a great need for the Gospel, an urgent need in the area of maternal health, and a skilled worker to partner with. You will choose prayerfully with school leaders which nation and outcome best fits your individual calling.

You will be placed with a long-term maternal health worker with the goal of fulfilling the requirements for the CBE & Doula Certifications. There will be opportunities to serve existing and new pregnancy ministries, run workshops, teach Childbirth Education, assist women as doulas in births, and serve women and families.

Our current location options are West Africa and Southeast Asia. We will also be taking a portion of the outreach to serve the islands of Hawaii.

Outreach is optional, but to get full certifications, you will need to fulfill the practical experience portion outside of the 3 month training phase.

After your outreach, you will come back to Kona, Hawaii for 3 days of debrief.

Departure Day is Sept 24

Outreach Details:

  • Optional
  • July 1- September 19
  • Return & Debrief: Sept 20-23
  • Departure Day: Sept 24
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Activation

We believe that God is raising up Godly women who have counted the cost to see the kingdom of God come forth. Lifebearers is a missional movement. It finds its purpose where there is an urgent need in the area of maternal health. It’s empowered by the love of Jesus and intertwined with the great commission of Jesus to go and make disciples.

Certification  

University of the Nations (U of N) Certifications in maternal health will expand your professional abilities, and open doors in closed nations.

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Vaccination disclaimer

In accordance with State Law, all students and student children must present proof of age appropriate vaccinations in order to attend any program at the University of the Nations—YWAM UofN Kona. Please click here for the vaccination requirements.

Accreditation disclaimer

THE UNIVERSITY OF THE NATIONS IS NOT ACCREDITED BY AN ACCREDITING AGENCY RECOGNIZED BY THE UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF EDUCATION.  Admission to the University of the Nations (U of N) and any of its sponsored programs is open to qualified individuals regardless of race, color, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, and educationally unrelated handicaps. U of N reserves the right to change schedules and course offerings as deemed necessary.