September 19 to October 28, 2022


September 19 to October 28, 2022


The Community Development Seminar is one of the courses in the University of the Nations from the Faculty of Humanities & International Studies. The CD Seminar offers training in a Biblical approach to community transformation in all spheres of society. Beginning with the holistic development of the individual and his or her relationship with God, the principles and practices of this course are designed to enable change in varied environments, from rural to urban, with a mindset on the current possibilities of the globalized world.  This seminar equips students with the skills to help communities initiate and carry out strategic activities that will bring life and growth to God’s purposes in His Kingdom on earth.  The curriculum helps the participant cultivate solid transformational knowledge, developmental values, foundational skills, godly character and good relationships. The seminar is both for those who have completed a Discipleship Training School (DTS), the basic school of YWAM and the University of the Nations, and for people who have not done a DTS, but who have a heart for communities and want more training.


If you want to work in communities for their development and growth, come and join with us!


Discipleship at the level of culture

Holistic Transformation

The Church and the development of communities
Kingdom of God and Justice.

Business and the restoration of people’s dignity.

Community Participation

How to engage communities in the process of development

• Goal is to present an integral/holistic mission which is the power of the gospel touching all areas of life.
• Learning about Biblical Justice.
• See people and entire communities through God’s lenses.
• Learning about the role of a community development practitioner.
• Who are the poor? What is poverty from a biblical perspective?
• How can we help people effectively?
• Understanding the tension and challenges of expanding the Kingdom of God.


The 2-week field assignment is an integral part of this Community Development Seminar. Building on what you learned during the lecture phase, you will have the opportunity to serve in a community. You will observe community development in action. The issues discussed in the seminar will come to life as you engage with different communities in their situations.

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Say yes to this 8-weeks adventure that will change your life from the inside out!