The Community Relief and Development degree educates and equips students to deliver and lead compassion-based care that elevates and empowers the lives of the impoverished, hungry, and hurting.
This degree prepares students to deliver humanitarian care based on a foundation of God’s compassion and to apply biblical theology to the practice of humanitarian care. Students learn principles to be effective in a variety of domestic and international settings, including nonprofit leadership, volunteerism, disaster response, holistic self-care, community development, public policy, partnership cultivation, and advocacy. Curriculum emphasizes the best practices and real-world experience while establishing a strong academic knowledge base, and culminates with a capstone experience.
Signature courses include:
- Domestic and International Disaster Services
- Holistic Development
- Health Management in Global Settings
- Applied Sustainability
- Disaster relief worker
- Non-profit leader
- Emergency manager
Full Time Faculty
Steven McMichael, M.A.
Director, Center for Compassion
Steve Pulis, Ph.D.
Ron Showers, M. A.