Members

Networking

CCDA is all about relationships, and networking is one of best ways we know to build community around common contexts, interests, and regions. This year’s gatherings are organized by type and then schedule.


Regional Gatherings

Greater New Orleans

Thursday, 12:00-1:00pm
Location: Heritage 1
Since hosting the National Conference in 2013, we have gathered monthly to support and encourage churches, organizations and individuals to illuminate the light of Christ through Christian Community Development. Join us as we seek to strengthen our Local Area Network. Bring your own lunch to eat while we network.

Hampton Roads, VA Local Network

Thursday, 12:00-1:00pm
Location: Oxford
Are you from the Hampton Roads, VA area? Join others from your community interested in forming a CCDA Local Network in our area. We will begin an asset mapping process to discover what gifts we have and how, when brought together, they can best impact the Hampton Roads community for the Kingdom. Bring your own lunch to eat while we network.

Texas Network Session

Thursday, 4:45-5:30pm
Location: Beale
The growing Christian community development network in Texas is attracting folks from all over the state. Aided in part by the Texas Christian Community Development Network (TxCCDN), there are seven regional board members across the Lone Star State helping connect, inform, train and advocate for the poor and marginalized. We will discuss the annual No Need Among You Conference (Dallas, Oct 5-7, 2016) and our supportive relationship with CCDA.

North Carolina Networking Session

Friday, 12:00-1:00pm
Location: Heritage 1
CCDA pastors and practitioners in North Carolina continue to seek friendship and beloved community by continuing to gather to pray and collaborate for the spiritual and material flourishing of our cities and neighborhoods. We experienced a glorious time as we came together to host the 2014 National Conference in Raleigh-Durham. The annual conference continues to be a place of nurturing our friendships and growing together in Christ-like love and enduring ministry. Bring your own lunch to eat while we network.

Border/Southwest CCDA Networking Session

Friday, 5:00-6:30pm
Location: Heritage 1
Join with others along the border and in the southwest region for encouragement and sharing ideas with fellow partners and practitioners in this region. We will discuss regional needs, issues, and strategies. We will asset map our region, brainstorm, organize methods and activities on how we all may work towards connecting and supporting others in our region. Bring your own dinner to eat while we network.


Affinity Gatherings

A Dialogue About the Death Penalty with Shane Claiborne

Thursday, 7:30-8:30am
Location: St. Louis
Shane Claiborne, Equal Justice USA, and Tennesseans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty would like to invite attendees to a time of discussion around the broken death penalty system in our country. Participants will gain a better understanding of the problems with capital punishment and will come away with concrete ways to get involved in the movement to end the death penalty in Tennessee and across the country. A light breakfast will be provided.

Children’s Ministry Leaders

Thursday, 7:30-8:30am
Location: Jackson
Kids matter. Network with other children’s ministry leaders and discover creative ideas in reaching and discipling our children. Hosted by the Wesleyan Church.

Immersion Alumni Breakfast

Thursday, 7:30-8:30am
Location: Heritage 1
Please join us for the Immersion Alumni Breakfast. Cost: $10. RSVP by texting Dave’s cell (312-547-9357) with your name and how many are attending. A spouse/friend is welcome to attend with you.

Justice Networking Session

Thursday, 7:30 -8:30am
Location: Oxford
“For I, the Lord, love justice” (Isaiah 61:8). This gathering is for anyone working towards justice. We will share, network and brainstorm ways to collaborate. Come ready to engage with key leaders around local and global justice issues. Hosted by the Wesleyan Church.

Reformed Christians Working for Community Transformation

Thursday, 7:30-8:30am
Location: Heritage 2
World Renew, the international community development and disaster response arm of the Christian Reformed Church, Calvin Seminary and Calvin College invite you to join with others who are working for local and global community transformation. Breakfast will be provided for those who pre-register ($10). Click here to register.

Youth Engagement

Thursday, 7:30 -8:30am
Location: Chattanooga
The life of our cities is largely dependent on how we reach, engage, and disciple our young people. Network, share, and hear from amazing practitioners as we discuss current trends and exchange best practices. Hosted by the Wesleyan Church.

Asian American Gathering

Thursday, 12:00-1:00pm
Location: Beale
The Asian American Gathering will help encourage and foster community among Asian Americans in the CCDA movement. The meeting will include lunch together and sharing about unique gifts and challenges of the Asian American community in regard to the work of CCDA and CCDA ministries. The group will also brainstorm how to engage and encourage one another beyond the conference and explore opportunities to collaborate in the future. Bring your own lunch to eat while we network.

CCDA Global Connections

Thursday, 12:00-1:00pm
Location: Heritage 4
Are you significantly invested in Christian Community Development work outside of the United States (or considering doing so)? Please join our global connections community to build relationships, network with existing work around the world, learn from CCD practices in other contexts, and give input into how CCDA can most practically engage overseas. Bring your own lunch to eat while we network.

Extending Welcome: CCD in Refugee Resettlement & Forcibly Displaced Communities

Thursday, 12:00-1:00pm
Location: St. Louis
When UN refugees are forced to flee war and violence in their homeland and find themselves with a new start in the United States, God’s people are called to extend His welcome and help families flourish. Connect with other CCD practitioners who stand at the intersection of Opportunity, Illumination and Abundant life: one where Americans and their New American neighbors must work together to succeed. Bring your own lunch to eat while we network.

House Churches with a CCDA DNA

Thursday, 12:00-1:00pm
Location: Beale
Urban house churches with a CCDA DNA have the potential to reach out and impact neighborhoods with a wholistic gospel. The purpose of this session is for those who are either interested in or already are using a house church model. There will be an opportunity to share and learn from each other and exchange contacts for those who want to stay in touch going forward. Bring your own lunch to eat while we network.

Rural and Small Town Gathering

Thursday, 12:00-1:00pm
Location: Nashville
Hosted by the CCDA Rural Committee, for rural and small town Christian Community Development practitioners, this gathering will focus on nurturing relationships, celebrating the unique joys and challenges of rural CCD ministry and building leadership capacity within the Rural and Small Town Network. A portion of the session will be dedicated to defining the program for a Rural Summit to be hosted by the CCDA Rural Committee in 2016. Bring your own lunch to eat while we network.

Self-publishing and Your CCD Initiative

Thursday, 12:00-1:00pm
Location: Heritage 2
Self-publishing has grown as a viable option for many CCD practitioners with a message to share. This session will include: (a) time of introductions for attendees (b) overview of the self-publishing sector in contrast to traditional publishing (c) open time for attendees to connect with one another. Bring your own lunch to eat while we network. Click here to RSVP.

Support and Resources for Trainers Offering Asset Based Community Development Training

Thursday, 12:00-1:00pm
Location: Natchez
Since John McKnight, et al introduced the approach of Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) as an alternative to traditional Need-Based community development, many faith-based organizations, including Communities of Shalom International, have adopted and adapted the approach. Who else in the CCDA family is doing ABCD? What trainers are out there who desire a professional network and support? Are there other CCDA’ers who desire to be certified as an ABCD trainer through Communities of Shalom or the ABCD Institute? Bring your own lunch to eat while we network.

Healthcare Professionals

Thursday, 4:45-5:30pm
Location: St. Louis
Interested in using your career as a healthcare professional to be a part of what God is doing in His Kingdom? Come visit with Steve Noblett (executive director of CCHF) and others to hear about how God is moving through healthcare in the U.S.

Professionals Working in the Field of Addictions & Mental Health

Thursday, 4:45-5:30pm
Location: Natchez
This networking session gives mental health & addiction professionals the opportunity to support each other from the unique perspective of both their faith and their field and to discuss issues that balance both CCD and professional practice.

Raising up Indigenous Leaders Among Those with Disabilities

Thursday, 4:45-5:30pm
Location: Jackson
This gathering is for CCD practitioners or leaders who have a disability or work with people with disabilities. We will discuss learning how to create a safe place for people with disabilities and how we can learn to follow and lead as people with a disability. What is CCDA’s role in this? How can we engage this topic well at the 2016 LA conference?

Serving People Without Homes

Thursday, 4:45-5:30pm
Location: Oxford
Connect with others providing services to people without homes to share insights and resources. The Renewal Institute particularly seeks to support shelter providers in this challenging funding environment through evidence-based tools and analysis of independent research.

Mass Incarceration Advocacy Engagement

Thursday, 5:00-6:30pm
Location: Heritage 2
In recent years, CCDA has been working to establish and grow a network of support with the specific purpose of engaging the systemic injustices of mass incarceration. We invite all who are interested in joining this effort to attend this networking session. Bring your own dinner to eat while we network.

Our Latino Communities: Serving, Living and Loving el Pueblo

Thursday, 5:00-6:30pm
Location: Heritage 1
This session is geared towards people and organizations who are working with and/or are interested in serving within Latino communities. The session will provide opportunities for people to share their stories of best practices, provide a forum for people to ask questions, and a chance to network and be energized by the work being done in our communities. Bring your own dinner to eat while we network.

Youth Ministry & Youth Workers Gathering

Thursday, 5:00-6:30pm
Location: Nashville
Want to connect with other youth workers, pastors, & advocates? Who else in the CCDA network does work with children, young people, or emerging adults? Join us for a time of networking and fellowship with other youth workers around the CCDA community. Also, come hear about the work North Park University’s Center For Youth Ministry Studies and other CCDA ministries are doing and how they might be able to better serve you. Bring your own dinner to eat while we network.

Faith-rooted Organizing and Social Justice Advocacy Leaders Gathering

Thursday, 9:15-10:30pm
Location: Natchez
This session is for people at all levels who are either formally or informally involved in faith-rooted organizing and/or social justice advocacy in their communities.

Living In The Co: Connections For Change

Thursday, 9:15-10:30pm
Location: Beale
At this gathering attendees will make intentional connections through organized activities focused on identifying shared interests and parallel passions. One cannot change the world in isolation. Through emphasizing the power of accountability, this session goes beyond traditional boundaries into partnerships that support an intentional, missional and action-oriented pursuit of God-sized goals. Participants will discuss best practices that will affect local community change that leads to transformation for the practitioners and the communities served.


Church Planting with a CCD Mindset

Friday, 7:30-8:30am
Location: Chattanooga
Are you a church planter or interested in church planting? Come connect, network, and find out about church plants around the country, whether you are just thinking about planting or are years into it. Hosted by the Wesleyan Church.

Multi-Ethnic Ministries

Friday, 7:30-8:30am
Location: Jackson
“And behold, a great multitude which no one could count, from every nation and all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb…” (Revelation 7:9). The Body of Christ is not homogeneous but comprised of every nation and tongue. You are invited to come network, share and learn what God is doing through multi-ethnic movements throughout the church. Hosted by the Wesleyan Church.

ABCD Networking with Communities First Association

Friday, 12:00-1:00pm
Location: St. Louis
Are you an Asset Based Community Development practitioner who is interested in training and coaching the work being done in churches, communities and education? Communities First Association, a national faith-based organization specializing in ABCD, invites you into a conversation around professional development opportunities that support not only the experienced practitioner but provide resources and training to those just entering into the work of community development. Our time together will be spent networking, sharing, brainstorming, and discussing resources including our “Virtual Bumping Place,” where practitioners and community members can connect and commune.

Calling all CCD Ladies

Friday, 5:00-6:30pm
Location: Chattanooga
CCD Lady = a woman who lives & loves, seeking just systems of life for all her neighbors. This is for all gals wanting to connect around our common passion of living life based on our 8 key components. All are welcome! Please bring 3 descriptive lines to share your heritage, your current life season and your most passionate dream. Please also bring a prayer request and dinner to eat while we network.

Immigration Justice Leaders Gathering

Friday, 12:00-1:00pm
Location: Heritage 2
Immigrant justice is something we, as an association, are collectively working to achieve. We invite leaders from all walks of life to join us so we can strengthen our collective efforts and collaborate more effectively on engaging immigration justice. Bring your own lunch to eat while we network.

Learning Community: Creative Collaboration Between Colleges and NGOs

Friday, 12:00-1:00pm
Location: Nashville
How can institutions of higher education best partner with NGOs to foster community development? Representatives of both NGOs and educational institutions – including current and future students, as well as staff and faculty – are invited to meet for a creative networking session. Our time together will be spent brainstorming, sharing, connecting, and discussing next steps. Bring your own lunch to eat while we network.

Church of the Nazarene Gathering: Looking forward to Los Angeles

Friday, 4:45-5:30pm
Location: Heritage 2
This is a great opportunity to reconnect and meet new Nazarenes in CCDA and learn about recent developments around connecting CCDA with the denomination. Also, with the 2016 National Conference in Los Angeles, we want to talk about ideas for a Nazarene pre-conference event at Los Angeles First and recruit volunteers to help with the planning of this event.

Education Advocacy

Friday, 4:45-5:30pm
Location: Natchez
The 2015 National Conference thread is education. Our hope is to gain momentum within our association to formalize our support for education reform. Please join us to connect with other interested practitioners on this important issue.

Learn How To Start a CCDA Local Network

Friday, 4:45-5:30pm
Location: Beale
CCDA has launched its Regional Strategy! Come find out how to get a Local CCDA Network started in your area.

Creating a Common Memory: The Foundations of a Truth Commission

Friday, 5:00-6:30pm
Location: St. Louis
This networking session is for Natives, African Americans, other minorities, and members of the dominant culture––anyone who has been exposed to the buried history of the Doctrine of Discovery and desires to explore ways to begin addressing it. This session will focus on collaborative strategies to build a common memory in our churches, our communities and even our nation. “Where community is to be formed, common memory must be created.” Bring your own dinner to eat while we network.

Comments are closed.
%d bloggers like this: