Community Transformation Training
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Community Transformation Training

The wedding of human needs ministries with evangelism and church planting
4.7 (42 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,565 students enrolled
Last updated 12/2015
Price: Free
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Incorporate the meeting of human needs and evangelism into one comprehensive strategy.
  • Partner fully with national believers in their overall evangelism and church planting strategy.
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  • All training videos are provided and downloadable within the course.

If you have ever been on an overseas mission trip, you know that it can be very daunting to be exposed to seemingly endless needs that have no clear solution. It is often tempting to provide some sort of short term relief to meet these needs that unfortunately then creates problems in dependency upon you as an outsider; jealousy among those who receive something and those who don't; and only lasts until whatever it is that has been given is depleted. What then are we to do about the many needs we see when we go on a volunteer trip? How can we both make a lasting impact on a community's physical needs that doesn't neglect the eternal, more important spiritual needs? In fact, how can we meet physical needs in a reproducible way that fits into an overall comprehensive evangelism and church planting strategy? CTT is an attempt to answer these important questions!

While this course is introductory in nature, you will receive enough instruction to perhaps challenge your previous thinking in regards to the way you incorporate human needs strategies with evangelism and church planting. The course is broken into 10 different modules providing you plenty of time to process the simple yet profound concepts being presented.

If you or your church is embarking on the exciting, divinely-appointed task of being an ambassador for Christ in a cross-cultural setting, you will want to arm yourselves with as many tools as possible in order to be successful. This course can begin to help you think through concepts you have perhaps not contemplated and ensure that you do not overlook key principles in your missions strategy as you move forward. So come join us with an open mind and an open heart, ready to hear all that the Holy Spirit would teach us!

Who is the target audience?
  • This introductory CTT course is intended for any believer in Jesus Christ looking to have an impact in a cross-cultural setting on a non-believing community. It is intended to be a beginning process to learning key components of using reproducible methodologies to help with community development as well as church planting.
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Curriculum For This Course
Community Transformation Training
11 Lectures 46:41

Participants are introduced to the instructors and the reasons behind their passion and interest in community development.

Make sure to download the resources for this course.


Participants will glean timeless principles related to the meeting of human needs through the story of Peter and John healing a crippled man found in the book of Acts.


Defines CTT


Participants will learn the reasons to consider the implementation of CTT in their overall missions strategies.


Participants will see a health lesson and Bible story modeled in order to see a practical example of what CTT really is.

Health Lesson

Participants will be given a practical example of how to incorporate CTT into their evangelism and missions strategies and how the meeting of human needs can greatly enhance their ability to gather people together into groups for the purpose of evangelism.

How Does CTT Fit In?

Linear participants will be challenged to see how everything fits together into an overall missions strategy.


Participants will learn the four essential core values that must be present in order to truly be a CTT process.

Core Values

Participants will be given practical tools to implement CTT into their missions strategies.

How to Get Started

Participants are challenged to incorporate CTT into their missions strategies.

What Can I Do?

Closing Message
About the Instructor
David Olson
4.5 Average rating
236 Reviews
5,037 Students
5 Courses
Missionary with IMB

Missionary serving with the IMB for the last six years. We've had missionary experience on the frontline, working in both rural and urban settings. We utilize oral strategies and have seen it as an effective tool for both evangelism and discipleship in a variety of different places. We now serve on a training team where we help provide resources and training to both national and U.S. partnerships and help coach a network of missionaries in effective partnership for the purpose of reaching their end goals - all for His name sake!

Vicki Lassiter
4.5 Average rating
114 Reviews
2,449 Students
2 Courses
IMB Missionary

Vicki served overseas as a missionary with the International Mission Board for 26 years in the countries of St. Vincent, Suriname, Ecuador, and Peru. She is currently living in Waco, Texas where she is writing, speaking, and learning more about Jesus every day!

Don Barger
4.5 Average rating
236 Reviews
5,037 Students
5 Courses
Strategy Training Associate International Mission Board

Don has served with the International Mission Board since 1997. He works with a training team providing training throughout Latin America. The training team specializes in trainings related to indigenous people groups, urban missions, and issues related to orality.

The training team has provided training in nearly every latin american country as well as in Africa and Europe. Online coaching and live webinars are additional options for training events. Don and the training team are fluent in English and Spanish and base out of Lima, Peru.

Christ follower, Husband, Daddy, Trainer, Photography, UAB, Mac, contrarian, and a proud Coffee Snob... get that Nescafe out of my face!

Jennifier Barger
4.7 Average rating
42 Reviews
1,565 Students
1 Course
Missionary with IMB

Jennifier has been a missionary with the IMB since 1997. She has served in the Caribbean and Central and South America. She is a nurse practitioner by trade and is the mother of four children.