Schedule & Program

To learn more about specific elements of the conference schedule, view the Program (below).  Tuesday, November 10   9:00am – 5:00pm Market Solutions for Community Transformation Pre-Conference Wednesday, November 11 10:45am – 6:30pm Stage II performances 11:00am – 10:00pm Registration Open 11:00am – 10:00pm Exhibits Open 11:00am – 10:00pm Networking   1:00pm – 5:00pm Pre-Conference Institute […]

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National Conference Program Book The deadline to reserve ad space in the program book for the Indianapolis 2011 Conference has passed. CCDA eNews CCDA’s eNews is sent to over 13K unique email subscribers each month. Contact the communications team at for more information.      

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CCDA National Conference Sponsorships CCDA offers the most inexpensive large-scale conference of its kind. Since many of our members are grassroots organizations and churches, affordable registration rates enable everyone who is doing God’s work in under-served communities to attend a life-changing conference. CCDA is able to offer this subsidized fee with the help of donors […]

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Pre-conference registration is closed for all National Conference events and the NSLI. You can still register on-site at the conference. Registration opens again on October 12, at the JW Marriott at 11am. If your registration is pending payment, please call the CCDA National Office at 312.733.0200 with credit card information immediately or send a check […]

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Frequently Asked Questions

Will there be childcare? Will you take my photo/video? Does CCDA allow people living outside the United States to attend the National Conference? How do I reserve a block of rooms at the JW Marriott without names before the cutoff date? Can I register for more than one Pre-Conference Institute Class? Will there be childcare? […]

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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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