Discipling for Development

Whole-life discipleship among people struggling in poverty

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, think through poverty alleviation, and help communities in all areas of life.

The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor (Luke 4:18).

- Jesus

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.

Explore D4D 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:

For a deeper dive into service with D4D:

Biblical help 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:

  • A new identity in Christ
  • Restored and active relationship with God
  • Healthier bonds with family and friends
  • Godly stewardship of resources leading to better living conditions, sufficient food, and economic hope