Community Development Seminar

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Many of our communities have been neglected and left to deteriorate for years. Sadly, the church of Jesus Christ has at best sat back and watched this happen. In many areas, it has even contributed to the problem. New generations of Christians are faced with a question about how they will respond to the predicaments of the poor and under-resourced communities today. The desperate conditions that face the poor and the needy call for a revolution in the church’s and missional communities approach to the problem including Youth With a Mission (YWAM) Through years of experience among the poor across the globe, many have come to see that these desperate problems cannot be solved without the strong commitment and risky actions on the part of ordinary Christians with heroic faith.

There have been many attempts by “outsiders” to alleviate the problems, but most have fallen short of lasting change. Rather, the most creative long-term solutions to the problems of the poor are coming from grassroots and local church-based efforts as small as they may be. The solutions are coming from people who see themselves as the replacements, the agents, for Jesus here on earth, in their own neighborhoods and communities.

The time is now for the nations of Africa to unite. God has a destiny for this continent. How do nations move from despair to hope? This Community Development Seminar, which is not a concept that was developed in a classroom, nor formulated by people foreign to the poor community. These are Biblical and practical principles from people evolved from years of living and working among the poor and first hand experiences.



This Community Development Seminar is designed for Christians who are passionate about people, communities and societies. Are you willing to:

Go to the people
Live among them
Learn from them
Love them
Start with what they know
Build on what they have
But of the best leaders
When their task is done
The people will remark
“We have done it ourselves.”

[Ancient Chinese Proverb]


Where? Muizenberg, Cape Town, South Africa
When? To be announced
Who can participate? YWAM staff who have already done a DTS, church staff and organizations that have a commitment to continue with their own organization after the six weeks seminar. Internships are optional.


Topics include

  • Team Dynamics
  • Biblical Worldview & Development
  • Key Development Principles
  • The role of the Local Church & Development
  • Community Assessment and Planning
  • Global Issues Effecting Development
  • Spiritual Formation and Discipleship


Cat A: R9,250
Cat B: R6,995
Cat C: R5,495

Registration Fees:
Cat A: R500
Cat B: R300
Cat C: R250

Note: The fee includes accommodation, food, transport during lecture phase, events, and school materials. Airport pickup fee of R 200 is excluded. 

Come and make a difference and do this exciting Community Development Seminar!! 

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