City Changers Institute

City Changers Institute (CCI): Empowering Leaders for Lasting Impact

Discover Your Significance. Transform Your City.
At City Changers Institute (CCI), we believe that every person has the potential to make a meaningful impact on the earth and leave a lasting legacy for future generations. We understand the challenges of seeking purpose and significance alone, and that’s why we are passionate about empowering the next generation of leaders. Our mission is to bridge the gap between where you are today and where you want to be in the future, providing you with the tools, knowledge, and community you need to thrive.

Join a Vibrant Community of Changemakers:
Through our City Changers Equipping Program (CCEP), a transformative two-year experience within the Doxa Deo family, you will receive theoretical training and practical application from a Christ-centered perspective. Our three foundational principles include equipping for city transformation, life skills, and leadership development. Whether you attend our weekly evening classes on-campus or online, you’ll be part of a vibrant community that values collaboration and growth.

Empowerment for Vocational Ministry: If your calling is to serve in vocational ministry, our City Changers Institute Students (CCI Students) program is tailor-made for you. Over two years, we’ll grow you to a 40-hour per week capacity, with 25 hours of practical ministry training at our Doxa Deo campuses and 25 hours of theoretical ministry training, including SATS subjects and weekly School of Divinity classes.

Overall, the City Changers Institute (CCI) has a far-reaching impact on individuals, communities, and the broader society by empowering leaders, fostering personal growth, and promoting positive, sustainable transformations. Through its programs and partnerships, CCI plays a vital role in creating a world where individuals live beyond themselves and leave a meaningful legacy for future generations.

Target Groups: Normal people who have a desire to make a difference in their environment.
Influenced Countries: South Africa


  1. City Changers Equipping Program (CCEP): CCI delivers a two-year program that includes weekly evening classes, journal completion, and book report submissions, providing theoretical and practical training for city transformation, life skills, and leadership development.
  2. City Changers Institute Students (CCI Students): A specialized two-year training program designed to equip individuals for vocational ministry. It includes practical ministry training at Doxa Deo campuses, theoretical ministry training with SATS subjects and School of Divinity classes, and participation in the CCEP.

Expected Outputs

  1. Equipped Individuals: Participants ranging from 19 to 75 years old undergo transformative training, empowering them to become effective city changers.
  2. Vocational Ministry Leaders: Individuals of any age, equipped with formal academic qualifications and practical experience, are prepared for leadership roles within the ministry environment of local churches.

Expected Outcomes

  1. Personal Growth and Impact: Seemingly ordinary individuals discover their God-given calling, leading to personal growth and positively influencing their surroundings.
  2. Transformational Contributions: City changers empowered by CCI actively contribute to transforming people, places, and processes in their communities, leaving a lasting impact on society.
  3. Legacy for Future Generations: By empowering the next generation of leaders, CCI ensures a lasting legacy of positive change for the betterment of the earth and future generations.

Expected Impact

  1. Strengthened Leadership Pipeline: CCI’s programs create a robust leadership pipeline within the Doxa Deo family and the community. Graduates become catalysts for positive change and growth.
  2. Improved Community Transformation: Equipped city changers initiate sustainable projects that address social challenges and positively impact residents, fostering better living conditions.
  3. Enhanced Ministry Effectiveness: CCI Students’ program graduates bring greater effectiveness to vocational ministry, leading to more impactful outreach, discipleship, and community engagement.
  4. Empowered Individuals: Participants experience personal growth, gain self-awareness, and feel empowered to contribute positively to society.
  5. Sustainable Change: CCI fosters a culture of collaboration, ensuring ongoing collective efforts toward sustainable change.
  6. Legacy of Impact: City changers leave a lasting legacy of positive change, influencing future generations and contributing to a better world.

Meet the Team


Head of Department


Team Leader

Mariskavan der Walt

Team Leader


Ministry Administrator


We welcome you to become a City Changer.