SWU Students

Welcome, Southern Wesleyan University Students!

Is caring for vulnerable children and families a part of your personal, professional or ministry calling?

Would you like to learn more about how to effectively meet their needs?

We believe God has created you for such a time as this, and we want to help equip you for the future. With that in mind, we have created two special opportunities for you, as a student at Southern Wesleyan University, for 2022!

Step 1: Take the Summer 2022 Orphan & Vulnerable Children Essentials Online Course:

No matter your major, this course will equip you with insight and best practices for transforming the lives of vulnerable children in your context.

Successfully completing the course and meeting our requirements will earn you a grant for FULL reimbursement of the $99 tuition (due during course registration in May) and will qualify you for step 2. 

More information and grant application (Note: No money is due at this time. Please complete the grant application ASAP using your personal e-mail address, so we can contact you with next steps after the semester concludes.)

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Step 2: Attend CAFO2022 in Atlanta, GA this September for FREE:

Earning your OVC Essentials summer course certificate will qualify you to join a group of SWU students and faculty for two days full of learning and equipping opportunities at CAFO (Christian Alliance for Orphans) Summit.

Compelling keynote speakers, musicians, church leaders, and staff from hundreds of partner churches and child welfare organizations will send you back to school inspired, encouraged, connected, and equipped to step into your calling to minister to vulnerable children and families.

*A limited number of all-expense paid trips are available on a first come, first served basis.

More information


We are excited to see what God will do in and through you in 2022!

Email us at info@hephzibah.org with any questions.


If everyone had the opportunity to go through the OVC Essentials course, it could truly change the dynamic of the universal Church.

I learned the importance of being others-focused and how you can help impact the community around you for good. I learned that it’s time to stand up and make a change in our communities, in our countries and around the world. Through this course God grabbed my attention most by showing me that there is still a lot of Kingdom work to be done.


— Aaron, Kingswood University Student from New Brunswick, Canada
Areas of Study: Children’s Ministry and Counseling

CAFO2021 was a powerful time of reflection for myself and the Yellow Door House. I was reminded of the reasons why we enter into relationships with families and children in order to love like Jesus.

It was so impactful to be around like-minded individuals who are doing the work of serving vulnerable children, getting to hear their unique ideas and what has worked in their context. 


– Pastor Nikki, Yellow Door House

Hephzibah62:4 Church Partner and CAFO2021 Attendee