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2017 CCDA National Conference Networking

CCDA is all about relationships, and networking is one of the best ways we know to build community around common concerns, contexts and ministry interests. As we continue to bring Detroit 2017 together, we are inviting CCDA members to submit a proposal for either private or open networking sessions to further strengthen our connections with […]

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2017 CCDA National Conference Speakers

  See the following #ccdaDetroit plenary speakers below   Pastor Gail Song Bantum — Gail is the Executive Pastor at Quest Church in Seattle, WA. Her passion is to prophetically call people, groups, and organizations to become all that God says they are, through the lens of Identity, Leadership Development, and Discipleship. As a second […]

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Share past conference talks with your team

If you are anything like the folks I’ve talked to, you can pinpoint one specific moment at a past conference that changed everything for you. We want you to share that moment with as many people as possible. That’s why we keep innovating and looking for ways to share the conference experience across different platforms. […]

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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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Travel & Lodging

Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center (SOLD OUT) 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 […]

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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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