All-Nations church-planting team model:
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
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.
Interested in serving on an All-Nations church-planting team?