This is our prayer and hope for nations and for communities. That they would experience God's transforming power manifest. Come and be equipped to create lasting transformation in communities around the world! Discover God’s intentions for communities and what they need to thrive. Learn what God has to say about holistic development and how can you be a catalyst for change in a community.
The Community Development School allows you to go deeper in your understanding of the Great Commission as you explore Gospel-centered principles and practically apply them in a developing community in Northern Baja, Mexico.
In this school, you will learn how to ask the right questions to assess the needs of a community, how to enter and leave a community in a healthy way, and how to make disciples and empower people who will transform their own community and nation. Throughout the course, you will develop a sustainable development plan based on the community of your choice which can be practically applied in order to propel them towards transformation.
Come and learn new ways to serve in communities from our school leaders and guest speakers, which include experienced community development teachers, practitioners, and pioneers from YWAM and the body of Christ.
April 9th - July 3th, 2020 at our San Antonio Del Mar campus
English & Spanish
School Tuition : $2990 USD
Includes tuition, food & housing.
(scholarships available for students from Latin America)
Outreach (optional) : Approx. $2,500-3,000 USD
After the School, students will break off in small outreach teams
to explore using community development principles & projects on the field.
A successfully completed DTS
Situated right where the developed world and the developing world meet, YWAM San Diego/Baja is perfectly located to train and equip students to apply community development principles. And there are plenty of options for practical application. Our bilingual classes, campus and staff provide the perfect opportunity for students to apply the skills they're learning on a daily basis.
Key Strategies for effective cross-cultural ministry
Dynamics for Development & Working with the Local Church
Spiritual Mapping & Mentoring
Worldview & Biblical Understanding of the Poor
Project Planning & Language Acquisition Techniques
Each school we select a local community to bless and spend time for our local outreach. By selecting and focusing on one community, we have a great opportunity to put into practice what we are learning in the classroom.