Date
20 Jan - 23 Jun 2017

Contact
registrar@uofnbali.org

What is the gospel all about? Is it just about salvation of the soul for the individual to get into heaven? Or is it so much more? Does the gospel have something to say about the trafficking of children in S.E. Asia? Does the gospel have something to say about the 3.5 million people that die each year due to water-borne diseases? We believe that the gospel does have something to say about all of these things, and more. It is connected to this concept of ‘the gospel of the kingdom’ that Jesus often spoke about.

On the Community Development School, you will be trained to view communities and nations from this perspective of ‘the gospel of the kingdom.’ On the school, you will learn a wholistic approach to the gospel that will contribute towards transforming communities and people’s lives physically, intellectually, socially, economically as well as spiritually.

You will learn how to encourage and empower communities rather than trying to be the heroes that rescue them from their situations. You will develop a biblical understanding of poverty, the forces that strengthen it, and how to partner with God and the community in developing solutions to these issues. And you will also learn foundational Biblical truths essential for the transformation of cultures.

HMT/DEV 365 & 366 – (formerly Foundations in Community Development – FCD) Prerequisite – Successful completion of DTS lecture & field assignment

WEEK 1-4

Biblical Worldview

Dynamics of Development

Principles of Biblical Transformation

The Local Church & Development

WEEK 5-8

Team Dynamics

Character of the Development Worker

Cross-cultural Relationships & Communication

Environmental Stewardship

Week 9-12

Community Assessment & Project Planning

Economic Development & Micro-Finance

Appropriate Technology

Approaches to Holistic Ministry

CDS outreaches will often go to different parts of Indonesia, with potential opportunities also going to other ASEAN nations (SE Asian nations). With such high levels of poverty and need in SE Asia, there are numerous opportunities for our teams to be involved with across the region. UofN Bali has also recently adopted a 777 vision, with a focus of serving into eastern Indonesia in the regions of NTB, NTT and Ambon.

THE CDS GAVE ME THE RIGHT TOOLS AND
PERSPECTIVE TO HELP THE UNREACHED.
HERMAN, SUMBA

INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY

UofN Bali is an amazing international community with staff represented from 6 continents.

GREAT INTERNATIONAL SPEAKERS

We are able to take advantage of many teachers that are serving in various aspects of development across the region.

WORK ALONG SIDE MINISTRIES

The base has a number of ministries that students can get practical experience with, with ministries to street kids, slums, prisons and prostitutes.

DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Being located in SE Asia, there is lots of opportunity to experience poverty and develop solutions that really empower people.

CROSS-CULTURAL ENVIRONMENT

Indonesia is made up of 300 ethnic groups, offering an incredible cross-cultural experience.

GATEWAY ISLAND

Bali is becoming a real gateway with easy access to locations across Indonesia as well as the nations of SE Asia.