Pre-Conference Institutes

Pre-Conference Institute Classes CCDA is proud to bring back the in-depth training and interaction of our Pre-Conference Institute Classes. With a fresh lineup of instructors, you are sure to gain valuable insight about the 8 Key Components and how they apply to your context. Everyone is welcome to attend and pre-registration ($35) is required. Lunch […]

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Frank Alexander


Frank Alexander Mary Nelson Nicole Baker Fulgham John Perkins Leroy Barber Lisa Ramirez Arthur Brooks Kimberley Richardson Crissy Brooks John Teter Jonathan Brooks Richard Twiss Rudy Carrasco Jim Wallis Noel Castellanos Matthew Watts Eizabeth Conde-Frazier Thurman Williams Jeremy Del Rio Danny Wuerffel Wayne Gordon Frank Alexander Frank Alexander has served as Senior Pastor at Oasis […]

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Body and Soul

We care about practitioners’ health and we want you to leave the conference refreshed in mind, body and soul. Take time to pray, exercise and let us watch your children for a session or two. Childcare “Falling for Jesus” is the theme of this year’s childcare at the conference. With games, educational activities, swimming (for […]

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CCDA Justice Film Festival: Education

Real People. Real Stories. Through film and discussion, CCDA invites you to explore the world of those affected by injustice and re-examine the issues. This year’s festival highlights Education through six great films. Using older classics and recent documentaries, CCDA’s Education Advocacy Team will guide an exploration of educational injustice and possible solutions. An engaging […]

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2011 Workshops

Workshops are critical to exposing new ideas and methods of Christian Community Development. CCDA provides workshop titles and descriptions for attendees to get ahead in planning. View 2011 National Conference workshops in one of two ways: Workshop Schedule by Track (.pdf) Workshops by Date & Time  (.pdf) Registration for workshops is not necessary. They are […]

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***2011 National Conference plenary sessions and workshops are available for purchase through our production partners, Dove Conference Services. All sessions can be ordered now on the Dove website and all MP3s are available for immediate download. All evening plenary sessions are free and open to the public. Due to the large number of expected attendees, […]

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2011 CCDA National Conference

October 12th-16th, 2011 | Indianapolis   Changing realities call for fresh approaches. That’s why the CCDA 2011 National Conference theme is INNOVATE. We’re bringing together cutting-edge thinkers and practitioners to reconsider the way we do Christian Community Development: how we engage society, develop our neighborhoods, and confront our latest advocacy challenge­—educational reform.   Recordings Is there […]

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True Advocacy: Beyond the Protest Sign

An Interview with Craig Wong, Executive Director, Grace Urban Ministries, San Francisco Long-time CCDAer, Craig Wong is a Chinese-American, attending a church of mostly middle-class professionals in the Bay Area, and ministering in a neighborhood called “The Mission District,” a struggling Latino immigrant community. The founding pastor of the 25-year-old Grace Fellowship Community Church where […]

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