Community Development School

The next Community Development School course dates are still to be determined. We will update this page as soon as dates have been confirmed.

Have you wanted to bring transformation into your area of influencebut aren’t sure how?

Do you have a heart for the poor and needy and their communities?

Have you wondered if it’s actually possible for the Church to bring the kingdom of God on earth?

Then come with us on a discovery of God’s heart about these issues and the process of bringing lasting wholistic transformation for individuals and communities.


The Community Development School provides tools to facilitate transformation in the area of influence God has placed you in. As a community development school, it provides training in a biblical approach to community transformation for all spheres of society, both poor and non-poor.  This school will empower you to join in God’s plan for discipling nations, beginning with personal transformation working outward through family, communities, and nations.

Through a Biblical Christian worldview, this course will equip you to facilitate change on all levels and bring the kingdom of God to where you have been called. You will be taught wholistic development strategies in order to walk in communities and help them draw out God’s unique design for them. Whether the setting is rural or urban, ministry or the spheres, the principles learned throughout this school are meant to empower both those serving and those being served to ultimately bring about God’s kingdom on earth.

Some of the topics we cover include:

  • Biblical worldview
  • Seed projects
  • Truth-centred transformation (TCT)
  • Church planting and networking
  • Hospitality and protocol
  • Cultural mandate and stewardship


Haven’t done your Discipleship Training School yet? The Community Development School is a second-level course, which means that a DTS is a prerequisite. Discover your call to community development during your DTS and then join us for this school!


Course Fee

$4,500 NZD

Housing, food, educational costs, and activities.

It does not include: Visas or personal expenses such as toiletries, laundry, snacks and postage, etc.; Airfare and bus/shuttle needed to get you from Auckland to Tauranga (we DO provide Tauranga Airport and bus stop pick-ups)

Outreach Fee

$3,500 - $7,500 NZD

Food, accommodation and travel.

* Cost varies depending on the location you choose during lecture phase. It does not include visa costs as this varies per person.