The Chalmers Center for Economic Development will offer our “Foundations and Principles of Holistic Ministry” distance learning course twice this fall. The first offering is scheduled for August 18 – September 13, 2008 and the second for October 20 – November 15, 2008. The fall offering of the follow up course, “Principles and Practices of Christian Microfinance and Microenterprise Development,” has one remaining seat; however, it will be offered again in Spring 2009.

Topics include:

  • “What causes poverty?” and why this question matters.
  • Should development be based upon people’s needs and/or their assets?
  • Who determines the kind of development that is done and how it is implemented?
  • How should the local church respond to poverty?
  • What impact does worldview have on poverty and development?

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