Christians have a vital role in facilitating sustainable development. We have a role in seeing communities changed through the restoration of broken relationships between people, between “man” and God, and between “man” and creation. Through our connections, we can demonstrate an integral approach that addresses all areas of life: physical, social, and spiritual. The key is people—transformed hearts, minds, and lives—resulting in transformed communities, societies, and nations.
The YWAM Community Development School provides an overview of the issues involved in helping communities to be transformed toward God’s intentions. CDS focuses on a Biblical understanding of the root causes of poverty, underdevelopment, and the strategies needed to enable people to overcome the hurdles to their community’s transformation.