CMT4200EN - Developing Asset-based Community Strategies

Course description

This course investigates the asset based planning approach to community development using the strength perspective to developing sustainable communities. Students will formulate asset maps and develop an inventory of community strengths for sustainable community development.

How this course benefits students

This course teaches the advantages of identifying community leaders, organizational efforts and community resources in promoting community involvement, and ownership of programs. This will aid students going into the fields of community service, community development, ministry, and organizing.

Why this course is important

This course will provide a vital framework for students to understand the strengths of their community in order to plan and implement sustainable community development strategies with their community.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Community Transformation
Educational level
Learning type
Upcoming terms
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

This course is based on a Biblical worldview. Main Biblical text will be Matthew 15,16 and 2 Kings 4.

Missionally driven

The purpose of Asset Based Community Development is to join in what God is already doing and already provided in our communitie

Contextually informed

Every person, organization and community have unique assets that contribute to the Kingdom of God. The foundation of the Asset Based Community Development approach is recognizing and utilizing context and unique assets.

Interculturally focused

This course celebrates cultural diversity and recognizes the gift this is to the Kingdom of God

Practically minded

This course demonstrates a practical understanding and skills for doing missional work.

Experientially transformed

This course is highly experiential and applicable to daily life.