Christian Community Development, Minor

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The Christian Community Development (CCD) minor will instruct students in the theory and practice of Christian community development.

School of Ministry

West Palm Beach



Why Minor in Christian Community Development at PBA?

The Christian community development minor will instruct you in the theory and practice of Christian community development. You will engage the historical and biblical foundations of the reign of God and the church as inspirations and incubators of Christian community development and transformation.

You’ll examine concepts and principles of Christian community development and concepts and principles of justice. Recieve an introduction to cultural anthropology and research methods that serve non-profits, development agencies, and churches seeking to serve and grow their communities and congregations.

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What You'll Learn

You’ll take courses in:

  • Christian Community Development Theory and Practice
  • Intercultural Hermeneutics
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Urban Justice Issues

Craft your unique learning experience with a choice of electives in:

  • Christian Community Development in the Latinx Context
  • African American Community Development
  • Christian Community Development Research and Method
  • Refugees, Migration and Global Displacement

The School of Ministry is all about equipping. We equip passionate young people with the earthly tools and spiritual perspective needed to create positive change in the world guided by the Word of God. We promise a connected, engaging and fulfilling learning experience that will equip you to use your gifts for His Glory. Our programs prepare students through expert instruction in Bible, theology, history and real-world ministry skills.

As a student majoring in any of the undergraduate programs offered in the School of Ministry, you’ll wade into an ocean of diverse learning opportunities designed to prepare you to positively impact lives.

  • Gain specialized training in ministry
  • Experience spiritual growth with a deeper understanding of God and His Word
  • Practice your ministry abilities through internships, practicum experiences and field service activities
  • And travel on any of PBA’s more than 20 annual mission trips

Learn more about your classes and requirements in the course catalog.

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