一道本不卡免费高清This course introduces the foundational theories and frameworks of community development in both developed and less developed countries. Topics include: cultural development; the emergence of institutions; the specific roles of church, state, and family; the importance of worldviews; definitions of poverty and implications for development; a critical survey of community development frameworks and approaches; and applications to contemporary problems.
Emphasis throughout will focus on God as the creator, redeemer, and sustainer of cultural development.
is a research and educational institute which trains workers in church-centered ministries to promote economic development and spiritual transformation in the context of poor communities. In collaboration with partnering agencies and churches worldwide, the Center initiates pilot projects that serve as laboratories for the development of new models that can be replicated by others. Students in the community development major may apply for domestic and international research internships in these projects, providing them with a unique opportunity to participate in the development of state-of-the-art strategies and to gain practical experience.
“Dr. Fikkert taught me that I wasn’t the solution; God was. That was something that I desperately needed to hear.” - economics major Jesudhas Arnold ’19
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Since Covenant professors Dr. Brian Fikkert and Dr. Steve Corbett released "When Helping Hurts" in 2009, they have sold over 430,000 copies and have heard countless success stories of churches and ministries transforming their approach to poverty alleviation.
Professor Corbett describes the complex field of community development, and discusses Covenant’s community development major.
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