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The course will present a church and ministry community and economic development models that highlight the “call” of the church to serve as a sacred space in which broken persons risk personal transformation and healing. The course will acknowledge church and ministry leaders who live out the role of the Gospel as a “developer” of diverse persons, not just those who attend church, but those who stand outside of the church. Participants will explore a five-point criteria that addresses the ethic, ecumenical, ecological, economical, and evangelical facets that should undergird transformational community and economic development models with a vision for individual and corporate empowerment.