2023-2024 Catalog


CDV-227 Transformational Community Development

This course focuses on a holistic Christian approach to positive material, social, and spiritual change in human societies. It will examine the meaning and goals of transformational community development, the Biblical and theological worldviews that inform it, and the practices that enable it to occur. During the course, students will be introduced to the views of theologians, theoreticians, and developmental practitioners. Topics to be covered include the poor in scripture and society, Biblical perspectives on the creation and distribution of wealth, and differing views of community development. Finally, the course will cover the basic skills and commitments required of the Christian practitioner of transformational community development.




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