Discipling for Development
Have you ever felt God nudging you to work among people in communities struggling with poverty?
Would you rather work with people instead of just doing things for them?
Do you sometimes wonder where to find hope for the seemingly intractable problems facing so many people in our broken world?
Discipling for Development (D4D) can help you practice whole-life discipleship, address poverty alleviation, and work with communities to experience God’s restoration in all areas of life.
Explore the Foundations of D4D Workshop and other opportunities
How might God use you, together with D4D? Let us know how D4D might help you see God’s Good News transform the lives of people struggling in poverty:
- Register for the Foundations of D4D (Discipling for Development) Workshop. Learn a biblical view of poverty and how to foster whole-life transformation.
For a deeper dive into D4D:
- Experience transformational whole-life discipleship through the D4D Training Academy.
- Consider long-term D4D service among an unreached people group.
Whole-life discipleship with D4D
The Navigators World Missions pathway of Discipling for Development can train you to mentor others holistically.
Disciple people: Offer whole-life discipleship and hope to those struggling in poverty, mentoring them in community to grow into all that the Father intends them to be and do.
Develop communities: Gain experience in empowering communities to solve their problems, gain control of their lives, and help other communities do the same.
Transform lives: See community members grow as whole persons—physically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually—as the Spirit of God transforms their lives.
Biblical restoration for broken relationships
In conjunction with Navigators World Missions staff serving with D4D, you can learn to better help people in community experience God’s Good News:
- Restored and active relationship with God
- A new identity in Christ
- Healthier bonds with family and friends
- Godly stewardship of resources leading to better living conditions, sufficient food, and economic hope