CDS Info

Community Development School

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CDS Info

Community Development School

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"Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you." Is 60:1.  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.


Dates & info:

April 5th - June 30th, 2018   San Antonio Del Mar campus

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.

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"Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you."      Isaiah 60:1


  • 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

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.  Join us in April and let the TRANSFORMATION begin!

practice while you are learning :

Each school we select a local community to bless and spend time for our local outreach.  By selecting and focusing on 1 community, we have a great opportunity to put into practice what we are learning in the classroom.  

Have questions about CDS?

  1. Call us @ 619 227 9473
  2. Email our registrar@ywamsdb.org
  3. Have us contact you? fill out our inquiry form

CDS Apply

CDS Apply



  1. Login or Create an account for our online application .(ywamsdb.force.com)

  2. Fill out your health form

  3. Submit your application fee of $45 U.S. here. 


After you start your application our registrar team will be in touch with you and walk you through the acceptance process!