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Center for Development of Leadership

Education you can trust to equip servant leaders who are committed and engaged with the Great Commission.

About CDL


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What We Do

Equipping │ Educating │ Empowering

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.


The non-formal training offers 8-10 seminars each year in various areas of study.

Students may also access helpful training materials from our ministry partner, Olford Ministries International, at


The formal training offers a two-year Diploma in Biblical Studies and a four-year Bachelor’s Degree in Theology.

Students may also pursue a Master’s Degree in Ministry, taught in Portuguese through our ministry partner, Carolina University.

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
And more...


The foundation of the ministry I am undertaking now is a result of the tools I acquired during my studies at CDL. I have more confidence in carrying out my ministry, and my fellow students have become my best ministry partners.
Lourenço Manuel

I received a solid biblical foundation at CDL that enables me to teach and preach the Word of God with confidence and courage. I thank God for the opportunity I had to study at CDL and for well-equipped and dedicated faculty.
Verónica Zambeze

CDL provided me with solid biblical and theological tools. Studying biblical exposition prepared me to work with the United Bible Society translating biblical texts in local languages. I also lead a new congregation of believers.

José Caré

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How You Can Make a Difference


Pray that God will continue to use CDL to raise up men and women with a strong desire to impact others through multiple areas of ministry.


Because we are training pastors and church leaders in low economic countries, CDL provides training at virtually no cost to the students. Please consider helping us provide this ministry.


We have many short-term ministry and missions opportunities throughout Mozambique. We offer on-site accomodations. 


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.