Welcome to the university
Welcome to SHEPHERD’S VILLAGE UNIVERSITY! This is a faith-based learning center focused on equipping and strengthening today’s single mother in the overwhelming challenge of raising her family in a one-parent household and a rapidly changing culture. We are here to share the journey of today’s single mother through our unique features in four focused learning tracks – ESSENTIAL LIFE SKILLS, HEALTHY PARENTING, FINANCIAL FREEDOM, and SPIRITUAL WISDOM. Click on the category below that interests you. New content is being added regularly.
A few years ago, worship leader and songwriter Kari Jobe wrote a 7-Day Devotional on Facebook. Each day she wrote a short devotion that reflected her thoughts on some of her songs. Listen to Kari's song "Love Came Down" and let the words wash over you today. As Kari...read more
Raising a toddler is the hardest work you’ll ever love. Raising a toddler as a single parent requires an even greater dose of endurance. It’s important to raise children who can take responsibility for their choices and the impact those choices have on others. But how...read more
Transitions are hard at any age, but they are particularly difficult for adolescents. Uprooting teens involves a myriad of emotions over the loss of relationships and activities they love. Add the fear of the unknown and you’re in for the perfect storm for...read more
As a solo-mom, it can seem impossible to find creative ways to make ends meet in an already too-tight budget. How does a one-income family do it? Although challenging, with the help of the internet there are many resources out there. One great shopping app is IBOTTA....read more
An area that can often be overwhelming for single moms is finances -- or lack thereof -- and how to make ends meet. I frequently sabotaged my budget with the art of emotional spending. I would convince myself that “I deserved it” or "I would be a better mom if only I...read more
You want to feed your kids healthy, nutritious food, but it can be expensive. That means you want to make sure you’re spending your money wisely on produce that will be delicious and ripe. It seems simple, but buying fruit can actually be deceivingly complex. That's...read more