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2017 CCDA National Conference Sponsors

Sponsors of the 2017 CCDA National Conference are passionate about biblical justice and bringing shalom to marginalized neighborhoods. Their support makes our annual gathering affordable for attendees who are practicing or learning about the Christian Community Development Philosophy and provides an environment to develop practical and theological responses to today’s pressing social issues. Download the […]

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For the month of July members can get nearly $100 off Conference Registration

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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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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Last chance to register for only $189

This year’s national conference in Detroit follows the 50th anniversary of the Detroit uprising. Detroit’s journey has been one that puts a premium on resilience. Experiencing wave after wave of struggles like urban unrest, economic disinvestment, housing market collapse, and bankruptcy, has brought the city to its knees. Despite the hardships, Detroiters still stand resolved […]

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2017 CCDA National Conference Speakers

  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 generation Korean American, formed in the Korean immigrant […]

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Register early for the best possible price

This year’s national conference in Detroit follows the 50th anniversary of the Detroit uprising. Detroit’s journey has been one that puts a premium on resilience. Experiencing wave after wave of struggles like urban unrest, economic disinvestment, housing market collapse, and bankruptcy, has brought the city to its knees. Despite the hardships, Detroiters still stand resolved […]

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Conference registration rates go up on June 1st

Resilience is essential to being effective and sustainable over long periods of time in the work of Christian Community Development. Like a flower erupting between cracks in a parking lot, deep rootedness in the strength of the Lord and His power (Eph. 6:10), makes resilience possible. Perseverance through hardship and vision for what is not […]

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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

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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