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Stay Connected with CCDA

Are you passionate about seeing Christians fully engaged in transforming under-resourced communities? Stay connected with the Christian Community Development Association for inspiration, training and connection with like minded people around the world. Check out these great ways to connect! Become a member. Members get access to lots of great resources like our forums and free and […]

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Emerging Leader Award

Do you know somebody making a difference in lives and communities affected by poverty? Somebody who, motivated by Christ, is responding to the needs of a community and confronting the systems that perpetuate the underlying problems? Wheat Ridge Ministries is looking for these inspired Christian leaders to apply for the Emerging Leader Award. The award will […]

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National Student Leadership Intensive

In 2006, several CCDA pioneers faced up to a hard reality. Although they had individually mentored scores of young people over their 25+ years in CCD ministry, they hadn’t developed a program to pass their knowledge on to younger generations. This realization gave birth to the first National Student Leadership Intensive (NSLI) in Miami 2008 […]

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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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Great video highlighting #ccdaDETROIT

We anticipate another life-giving gathering in 2017. Each year, conference speakers, workshops, site visits and conversations with like-minded people cultivate an environment where attendees are inspired and retooled. We hope to facilitate a safe place for honest conversation, thoughtful engagement, worship, and rest among a group of truly diverse attendees. We are grateful for the […]

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Register today for #ccdaDetroit

We are thrilled the CCDA National Conference will be hosted in Detroit, October 4–7, 2017.  Resilience is the ability to bounce back from life and ministry’s extraordinary challenges, and is grounded in life-giving relationships. How are the followers of Jesus to grow in the resilience needed to sustain a call to practice Christian Community Development? […]

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Detroit Marriott at Renaissance Center

The Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center is one of the leading hotels in Detroit featuring unrivaled amenities and is located in the heart of the city. The Detroit People Mover public transportation system enables guests to have easy access to city attractions. Enjoy the prime location in the heart of downtown and delight in […]

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Obedience

“For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn” This simple line from the well-known Christmas hymn, “O Holy Night” depicts the disruption of light, seen from a distance, yet breaking through darkness that first Christmas thousands of years ago. As we come to our final week in Advent, we are reminded that the celebration of […]

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Patience and longsuffering

Patience and longsuffering.  The essentiality of patience and longsuffering during this Advent season may be just the discovery Christians require as 2016 comes to an end. It has certainly come as a much needed discovery in my own life as the insidious beast, known as depression, debilitates members of my family this year. We are […]

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Anticipation

Anticipation. It’s a positive re-frame for the simple fact that we wait for things. We wait in line to buy tea or a snack, we wait for a friend to return a phone call, we wait for our day to end, or our day to begin. We anticipate what’s coming next, and in doing so, […]

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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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