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My first CCDA Conference

I’ll never forget the Fall of 2002. It was my first CCDA Conference held at Lake Avenue Church in Pasadena, California. Being new to the world of urban ministry I wasn’t sure what to expect, and what I found was well beyond anything I anticipated. There was a sense of family in the CCDA network […]

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Hope: Reflections from Isaiah 11

  Advent is all about hope. Hope is that particular kind of waiting with expectation that refuses to be discouraged in the face of delay and detour. Each year during Advent we celebrate and stir hope in our hearts because the Promised One has come. Word became flesh and dwelled among us. Hope was no […]

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The Immersion was birthed in 2011 in response to requests for more in-depth training in the Christian Community Development Philosophy, combined with opportunities to visit CCDA ministries and dialogue with experienced CCDA practitioners. To date, the Immersion has included participants from 45 states and 12 countries. In an effort to develop community and foster quality […]

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