Do you have a heart for development? Do you want to see that communities will be changed towards Gods intentions? Then you are welcome to join the community development seminar! You will learn how to encourage and empower people and communities.
April 24 – 28 Heidebeek will be hosting a one week seminar on community development. It will be taught by Annette Jandrell, who leads the 3 month Foundations in Community Development (FCD) in Harpenden. Below is some information about her background and the content of the seminar. Those interested in the ministry of community development will find this seminar very helpful. Annette brings a rich wealth of experience to the seminar.
Day 1 – What is Community? And what is Development?
Gain a general understanding of ‘community’ and ‘development’; secular and Christian; The long term vision is building community and community development leading to transformation of a community.
Day 2 – Biblical Development
Understand what is holistic, biblical community development as the expression of the fullness of the Kingdom of God / the full Gospel, and understand the specific terms used.
Day 3 – Relief-Development Continuum
What is the difference between relief and development; what is the relationship between the two. Understanding what should be the appropriate, relevant response in any situation.
Day 4 – Critical Issues of Development
Avoiding paternalism, dependency, Community initiated development (focus on authorship); Community led / managed development (focus on ownership).
Day 5 – Community Assessment, including an assessment practicum
Breakout groups at some point can also discuss specific ministry location challenges and different potential areas of community development, especially how to ensure that any ministry expression remains holistic and community-led, for example in the areas of:
• Poverty reduction / income generation
• Food security
• Justice / reconciliation
• Sports & recreation
Please apply through the contact form and send a message to “Community Development”.
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