Learn God's heart for communities around the world.

The Community Development School is a 3 month program focused on helping you gain a Biblical understanding of the root causes of poverty, underdevelopment, and the strategies needed to enable people to overcome the hurdles to their community’s transformation.

The 12 week lecture phase is designed for you to take practical steps to live out a Biblical worldview as you learn models of community development based on Biblical principles. We will navigate topics that touch on all spheres of society and focus on reconciling them back to God. You will have opportunities to take those steps personally so that you will have the experience and foundation to help you serve the various communities of the world.

During this school you will have an opportunity to prayerfully plant seeds in the community through acts of service.

Each week, a different speaker will train you on a different foundational topic.

Topics Could Include:

  • Biblical Basis for Relief and Development
  • Christian Worldview and Integration
  • Development Principles
  • Community Assessment and Planning
  • Working Effectively Cross-Culturally
  • Global Issues Affecting Development
  • And more
After lecture phase there is an optional internship, with details to be figured out.

The 8- to 12-week field assignment is a great opportunity with the Community Development School, though it is currently not required. Building on what you learned during the lecture phase, you will have the opportunity to serve in a cross-cultural community and observe community development in action. The issues discussed in the curriculum will come to life as you engage with different communities in their situations.

More details to come!


Learn the basics about this program.

$3500 Total Cost

Covers everything: housing, food, and program costs.

Upcoming Dates

Starts: September 14th, 2023
Ends: December 1st, 2023

Optional Internship

$1000/Month. Length varies based on the internship you select.


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