Development Associates International
DAI (Development Associates International) is a fellowship of leader developers passionate about helping Christian leaders grow and have a transformative impact in their communities.
DAI focuses on developing a leader's spiritual growth and effectiveness at managing people, money and organizations with servant leadership as the core principle. Servant leadership transforms the way leaders lead impacting communities, ministries, families and even governments. DAI offers leaders a variety of workshops, a degree program, organizational consulting for churches and non-profits and mentoring to support leaders’ growth through intentional relationships.
DAI’s basic approach is to listen first, research the real needs of leaders, then design tools that respond to those needs effectively and begin putting in place an indigenous distribution system to enable leaders to access those tools. Every course DAI has written came about this way, including the popular Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership (MAOL) program that currently has over 1,000 students enrolled. Local Christian leaders grow in their integrity and effectiveness through ongoing training, mentoring, consulting and access to critical resources. DAI’s programs continue to grow and evolve as new needs are identified or needs change.
DAI has 26 ministry centers with full-time staff focused on serving their area’s needs. They currently work in over 70 countries, which they have organized into nine regions – East Africa, West Africa, Francophone Africa, Eurasia, East Asia, South Asia, Latin America, Middle East/North Africa and North America.
Enhancing the integrity and effectiveness of Christian leaders worldwide so that the Church can fulfill its role in extending the Kingdom of God.
Committed to effectiveness, integrity, humility, partnering, mentoring, holism, biblical standards and to reaching those with the least access.