Equipping │ Educating │ Empowering
Education you can trust to equip servant leaders who are committed and engaged with the Great Commission.
What We Do
The Center for Development of Leadership (CDL) provides formal and non-formal training to pastors and church leaders in Mozambique and Portuguese speaking nations of Africa who yearn for biblical theological studies.
Courses in our Curriculum
① Bible Study Methods & Hermeneutics
② Systematic Theology
③ Bible Exposition (Old & New Testaments)
④ Biblical Languages (Hebrew/Greek)
⑤ Biblical Leadership
⑥ Evangelism & Missions
⑦ Expository Preaching
We exist primarily to provide Bible-based training to men and women who will equip others and nurture the churches in Mozambique and other Portuguese speaking nations of Africa (2 Timothy 2:2; Colossians 1:28-29).
Our vision is to continue training a new generation of servant leaders and to foster a sustainable theological institution of higher learning that will provide a solid Bible-based, Christ-centered, and Spirit-led education across denominations in Mozambique and other Portuguese speaking nations of Africa.
CDL’s primary goals are to equip in leadership foundations and skills, educate for servant leadership in the church and teaching ministries, and to empower for ministry collaboration among evangelicals.
In response to the crying need of evangelicals in Mozambique and Portuguese speaking nations of Africa, the Center for Development of Leadership was founded in 1994 by Dr. Isaias Uaene, a native of Mozambique.
About Dr. Uaene
Dr. Isaias Uaene holds a master’s degree in Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary and a doctrorate in Expository Preaching from Union University. He is the Founder and current Executive Director of the Center for Developmet of Leadership.
Dr. Uaene has served as the National Director of the Far East Broadcasting Association (FEBA Radio) for over a decade and on boards of numerous Christian organizations. He has also served as Senior Pastor for over two decades.
Dr. Uaene is married to Quezia, who serves alongside her husband. They have two children, Samuel and Anna.
We Need Your Help
Please consider praying for and/or financially supporting CDL. We also have short-term ministry opportunities if you would like to come serve with us in Mozambique.
For a donation of $40 per month, you can adopt a student in our two-year diploma program. For $110 per month, you can send a student through our bachelor’s degree program.
We are a multi-denominational and non-profit ministry solely supported by contributions of individuals and organizations in harmony with our purposes. All the financial support received for the ministry is appropriated directly toward the spreading of the Gospel and leadership development.
We have many short-term ministry and missions opportunities throughout Mozambique:
– Teaching: college and seminary professors, pastor-teachers needed to teach 2+ week intensive college level courses in different fields of study.
– Leadership seminars: pastors, church leaders, and lay leaders needed to lead training in different subjects for as short as two days or more.
– Evangelism and Outreach: mission groups from churches and Christian organizations needed to do evangelism and outreach ministry with local churches.
– Women and Children Ministries: women needed to lead seminars with women on different topics and to minister to children in orphanages in the cities and villages.
– Projects: we need people to undertake construction work and refurbishment/repair work, among others.
On-site accommodations and catering are available. Please contact us using the form below if you have any questions or are interested in serving with us.
Please contact us using the form to the right if you have any questions or are interested in supporting the Center for Development of Leadership.