Be a Community Development Facilitator

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All-Nations church-planting team model:

Old Testament translator
New Testament translator
Community development facilitator

What is community development?

The community using God-given resources to meet its own needs

Community development philosophy:

God gives abilities to every person.

God gives resources to every community.

We serve the community by teaching them to develop and use their skills and resources, and not to depend on what we do and bring.

People groups without the Bible are often in situations like this:

  • in extreme poverty
  • oppressed by others
  • taken advantage of
  • displaced from their homeland

or may have attitudes like this:

  • resistant to outsiders
  • antagonistic to the gospel

Become Jesus' hands and feet ministering to them.
Open the door for Bible translation and church planting.

Be a community development facilitator.

Examples of community development

Savings groups. People pooling their resources to help each other

Literacy. Producing fluent Bible readers and literacy teachers

Agriculture. Helping them find and develop sustainable methods

Health. Teaching hygiene and training local healthcare workers

Economics. Business training and opportunities

What community development effort involves the whole church-planting team? LITERACY!
Learn more on our blog

We partner with Sustainable Development Solutions (SDS)
for training and consultation in community development.

Becoming a Community Development Facilitator

Training to be a community development facilitator involves learning a new language, but it also means learning a whole new way of thinking about how to help needy communities. Members may spend two to four years in training. Click below to view the training requirements. The second document shows some of the places we may recommend for training.

Training RequirementsTraining Sources

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  • “Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Romans 10:17
  • “Repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And you are witness of these things.” Luke 24:47, 48
  • “Go therefore, and make disciples of all nations.” Matthew 28:19
  • “In you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” Genesis 12:3
  • “That the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, and of the same body, and partakers of His promise in Christ through the Gospel.” Ephesians 3:6
  • “That they all may be one; as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You, that they also may be one in Us; that the world may believe that You sent Me.” John 17:21
  • “Is it not written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations’?” Mark 11:17
  • “Ask of me, and I will give You the nations for Your inheritance.” Psalm 2:8
  • “Behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes.” Revelation 7:9
  • “Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may run swiftly and be glorified.” 2 Thessalonians 3:1
  • “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” 2 Timothy 3:16
  • “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” Psalm 119:105
  • “As cold water to a weary soul, so is good news from a far country.” Proverbs 25:25
  • “More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.” Psalm 19:10
  • “All the ends of the world shall remember and turn to the LORD, and all the families of the nations shall worship before You.” Psalm 22:27
  • “Truly, as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the LORD.” Numbers 14:21
  • “Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples. For the LORD is great and greatly to be praised; He is to be feared above all gods.” Psalm 96:3, 4
  • “For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.” Habakkuk 2:14
  • “That all the peoples of the earth may know that the Lord is God; there is no other.” 1 Kings 8:60
  • “For from the rising of the sun, even to its going down, My name shall be great among the Gentiles; in every place incense shall be offered to My name, and a pure offering; for My name shall be great among the nations.” Malachi 1:11
  • “All nations whom You have made shall come and worship before You, O Lord, and shall glorify Your name.” Psalm 86:9
  • “For as the earth brings forth its bud, as the garden causes the things that are sown in it to spring forth, so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.” Isaiah 61:11
  • "Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!" Psalm 46:10
  • "This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth." 1 Timothy 2:3, 4
  • "You are worthy. . .; for You were slain, and have redeemed us to God by Your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, and have made us kings and priests to our God." Revelation 5:9, 10