Training program

2022 - 2023 academic year

The 7-month program is focused on the formation of a Christian worldview and the acquisition of basic knowledge in various humanitarian disciplines, which are necessary for effective activity in the public sphere.

The mandatory part of the course includes one webinar and two video lectures per week, one book per month and test tasks. In 2022, the “Christians for Ukraine” course will include three educational networks: “Foundations of counseling and family ministry”, “Community development and social projects” and “Society and culture”.

All three networks will have joint webinars and one joint lecture per week, as well as one specialized lecture per week, according to the chosen field of study. Also, five of the seven books of the course will be common to all students and only two of them will relate to the direction you are studying.

Below you can find a more detailed description of the common and specialized program of the networks.

Common program
for all networks of the “Christians for Ukraine” course

The program of the Christian Open Academy, in its essence, is always designed to carry the formation of a coherent biblical worldview in the context of various issues of social life. This year, the general course is called “Christians for Ukraine”. Its purpose is to reveal the potential of the Church to serve our country in this critically important time for it.

The general program of the course is common to all students. Its elements include 28 webinars and 28 worldview lectures (one of these elements each week during the seven months of study), as well as five of seven monthly books.

WARNING! This list outlines the general topics, but they are not yet the names of specific lecture topics. The final names of the lectures will be formulated as the program develops, because we are in the process of negotiations with teachers and creating a common vision for each academic network.

Common program. First module:

Church and society

Different theologies of the view on the Church and society the interaction
Catholic social teaching
Reformation and the formation of Western civilization
Orthodoxy and nation building processes in Ukraine




Common program. Second module:

History of Ukraine

Global history of Ukraine
Ukraine as a gates of Europe
The historical significance of the EuroMaidan
Christians in Ukrainian history and culture

Common program. Third module:

Global context of Ukraine

Geopolitical transformations after February 24
Postmodernism and the crisis of Western civilization
European Union and European integration



Common program. Fourth module:

The spiritual climate of modernity

Secularism as a sign of modernity
Faith and reason as the foundation of civilization
Sin, evil and suffering in Christian theology in the context of modernity
Faith and science in the postmodern era

Common program. Fifth module:

Examples of biblical transformations from the history of other nations

Modern Israel
The United States of America in the 20th century
South Korea in the second half of the 20th century
Poland in the second half of the 20th century



Common program. Sixth module:

Selected issues of Ukrainian nation-building and state-building

Oligarchy and corruption
Ukrainization (in particular, Ukrainization of churches) and decommunization
The phenomenon of volunteering as a factor of nation building
Spirituality in wartime

Common program. Seventh module:

Theory of elites and christian leadership

Introduction to the theory of elites
The loss of national elites as a painful aspect of Ukrainian history
Calling to ministry
Narcissism as a temptation for the Christian leader in the age of Instagram