Show the practical love of Christ by meeting impoverished communities basic needs of food, water and shelter.
Join our YWAM DTS to be empowered and equipped to transform the world around you; beginning with a lifestyle of intimacy with God. Spend the first three months learning from world class speakers and partnering in local outreach each week. Then take two months to apply this to reach the nations and make God known.
What is community development?
Community development is working with communities living in areas where resources are lacking, and implementing systems that aim to improve their welfare and livelihoods.
Why community development?
Every day people are dying from preventable causes relating to malnourishment, dehydration, and illness. You can be the hands and feet of Jesus in these communities. Offering practical help opens doors to share the gospel. We are living in a world where 75 percent of the world’s poorest people live in rural areas and depend on agriculture for their livelihood – 50 percent of hungry people are farming families, 2.1 billion people lack access to safe, available water at their home and 4.5 billion don’t have safely managed sanitation. Bring hope, love and Jesus to these people through your passion for community development!
How can you help?
Through the Supply and Sustain track in our discipleship training school you can learn how to break the cycle of poverty and bring gospel-inspired transformation to marginalized people and their land. Gain the knowledge to help communities thrive through providing locally sustainable access to healthy food, clean water, safe shelter and basic sanitation. Supply and sustain Topics include:
- Pursuing God’s heart for helping people obtain access to healthy living conditions
- Growing healthy and nutritious food — naturally, sustainably, and for low cost
- Discover ways to help communities to gain access to safe and abundant water
- Learning to equip individuals and communities using simple and effective training strategies