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
  • Working with the Poor and Suffering
  • Health Management in Global Settings
  • Applied Sustainability