Community Development School (CDS)

21st September - 15th December 2022 / Cape Town, South Africa


The CDS gives an amazing foundation for seeing communities becoming all God wants them to be. You will gain a deeper understanding of the issues of development, the difference between relief and development, what Biblical principles underpin a ‘kingdom’ approach to development, and be equipped with a toolkit to assess the communities you work in. More than that, if we want to see transformation in others and in our communities, we need to recognize that development ‘starts with me’ – so expect this school to be a place of personal transformation and growth.


The curriculum is designed to help you develop a solid, basic working knowledge of development, scripture-based development values, fundamental skills, Godly character, and good relationships.

The twelve-week lecture phase includes:

What to expect from the CDS?

Gain an understanding for God’s heart for nations and how what we think, value and believe impacts societies.

Facilitate holistic growth towards God’s intentions in targeted communities and nations, resulting in a fuller expression of the kingdom of God.

Be effective multipliers of community development from a Biblical Christian perspective that leads to transformation.

UofN Code: DEV/HMT 365/366
Start date: 21st September 2022
End date: 15th December 2022
Length: 3 months
Language: English
Location: Muizenberg

When finished this program gives you

12 Credits

This school is a second level course. That means that a first level school (like a DTS) is required in order to do the CDS. See more info at the website of the University of the Nations.


YWAM Muizenberg has a category system which aims to enable all students, regardless of social or economic background, to attend our training programmes. The fees below are according to category. You can find out more about our fees, which category you fall in to and financial policies here.

Costs are TBA

*Lecture Fees:
Category A:
Category B:
Category C:

Join us

Come and join us on this epic journey as we go deeper with God and His heart for people and nations.