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Break the roots of poverty and bring gospel-inspired transformation to people and their land. Help them thrive by demonstrating locally sustainable ways to provide access to healthy food, renewable energy, clean water, safe shelter and basic sanitation.

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Grow it. Build It. Share it with others.

Get equipped in natural farming, construction basics, aquaponics, water and sanitation technologies, permaculture design, renewable energy, and biblical-based community development principles.

Sustainable Technology Seminars



April 8th to June 30th, 2021


$4,395 USD




Successful completion of a Discipleship Training School (including outreach) is required to attend this course.

In accordance with State Law, all students and student children must present proof of age appropriate vaccinations in order to attend any program at the University of the Nations—YWAM Kona. Please click here for the vaccination requirements.


What is God’s heart for helping people obtain access to healthy living conditions?

How can we grow healthy and nutritious food — naturally, sustainably, and for low cost?

How do you plan a construction project, then build it from the ground up?

How can we grow protein in small spaces, and preserve food for lean times?

What can communities do to gain access to safe and abundant water?

What is energy poverty, and how can we help people to “live in the light”?

How can simple technologies help reduce household disease issues and increase overall community health?

How can we partner with communities to empower people to see God’s glory?

What are simple and effective training strategies for equipping individuals and communities in Sustainable Technologies?

What principles can we learn from Nehemiah as a leader and a community transformer?


After our Sustainability & Stewardship School, there are great opportunities for you to continue growing and sharing your skills…


Participate in the S & S Field Assignment (SCI 232) a three month practical internship through our Life Empowering Technology and Science Department. You’ll get additional hands-on experience with sustainable technology through serving with our local Big Island community, and/or through our network of YWAM Partners in the developing world!


Join our Team!

Get growing with the Life Empowering Technology and Science Department at UofN Kona. We are an international team of individuals with a variety of interests, skills, and experience. Our heart is about helping individuals, families and communities encounter the love of God, and get empowered through Sustainable Technology!



Don Rogers

The Life Empowering Technologies and Science Department  (LETS) is a team of individuals with a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences in community development and appropriate technology – agriculture, engineering, construction, medical and health care, and other applied sciences.

We embrace the power of the Gospel to restore communities and nations so they may reflect the heart of the Father, the mind of Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit.

Please contact Don Rogers at for more information regarding this course.

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