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Welcome to the GCD program!

GCD Program Approved for Accreditation

This five-semester program prepares students to lead global, community-centered projects. The focus is on building long-term relationships in order to develop mutual trust and the sharing of information, resources, and visioning between indigenous and non-indigenous groups.

Using a Christ-centered model, students are prepared to train indigenous people to implement community-building projects.

The program's strong research component and hands-on experience position graduates favorably for jobs in a variety of international organizations.


What the degree teaches

Students develop their specific calling for mission service. Courses in fundraising and field-based research methods prepare students for fieldwork in projects such as micro-finance, agriculture (fishing, gardening, livestock), literacy and health education, the environment, artisan handicrafts, and others. View list of sample projects >>





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