Community Development Certificate

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Discover the process of building community relationships and helping communities understand their context, identify priorities, and develop a plan of action for addressing key issues. You’ll learn to apply participatory surveys, appreciative inquiry interviews, asset mapping and project evaluation to the community in which you serve. 

Community Development

Asset-Based Community Development

Examine the process of helping geographic and spiritual communities develop by focusing on their assets rather than their needs.

Starts June 6, 2022

Community Development

Assessment + Planning for Community Development

Discover principles and practices for conducting effective community development program evaluation and implementing your findings.

Starts October 17, 2022

Community Development

Community Development Essentials

Analyze context, identify priorities and develop a plan of action for addressing key issues in your community.

Starts March 13, 2023


To earn your certificate, take all three courses or register here to bundle your enrollment. By completing all three courses in this series with a demonstrated 80% proficiency, you are eligible to apply your Certificate of Completion for 3 academic credits in a graduate degree at Crown College at no additional cost.

Why the Community Development Certificate?


Tackle hands-on, heart-engaged projects you can apply directly to your ministry.

Paced for Real Life

Courses are offered in 8-week blocks, gently paced with two weeks to complete each module.


Instruction from field experts with academic credentials to provide feedback and support.