On Location Workshops

In addition to the workshops featured at the hotel, take a day to explore the the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul and see the work of local CCD practitioners. Each full day of the conference offers an all-afternoon trip to a local CCD ministry–learn from their stories, models, and communities. Fellowship with fellow attendees and community residents over lunch.

Pre-registration for On Location Workshops is required. The $10 fee covers lunch and transportation costs. All ages are welcome; attendance is limited to 50 per site. Not all sites are handicapped-accessible; please inquire at or by calling 312.733.0200 for more information. Parts of each workshop will be held outdoors. Come dressed for the weather, rain or shine.

Click on any of the workshop hosts below to see more information, including a schedule of activities.

Thursday, September 27

Urban Homeworks (North Minneapolis)
Urban Homeworks is a faith-based organization reweaving the fabric of communities through a multi-faceted approach that combines dignified housing, volunteer mobilization, construction training for community members, and the development of a group of engaged neighbors. Read more.

St. Paul Mosaic Church (St. Paul)
A dynamic church community, with ethnically diverse leadership, St. Paul Mosaic Church seeks to be a healthy, urban, prophetic, incarnational, and loving faith community committed to the ministry of reconciliation between God and humans. Read more.

Friday, September 28

The Banyan Community (South Minneapolis)
The Banyan Community is a Christian Community Development Corporation (CCDC) that builds relationships and improves the lives of both youth and adults living in East Phillips neighborhood of South Minneapolis. Their programs are divided into three strategies: Develop Youth, Strengthen Families and Create Community. Read more.

Urban Ventures (South Minneapolis)
In 1993 Urban Ventures was established in south Minneapolis with the mission to break the cycle of generational poverty one person, one family at a time. Over the last nineteen years, Urban Ventures has assisted thousands of youth and adults in developing employment skills, achieving academic excellence and reconnecting with families, in addition to catalyzing economic growth in its neighborhood. Read more.

Saturday, September 29

Northside Achievement Zone (North Minneapolis)
The NAZ Promise Neighborhood is a collaboration of over 50 organizations and schools who work with children and families in a geographic area, or “Zone,” of North Minneapolis to build a culture of achievement so that all youth graduate college ready. Families and children move through a “cradle to career” pipeline that provides comprehensive support from pre-natal through age 18. Read more.

Union Gospel Mission Asian Ministries (St. Paul)
Today, a new group of homeless people with no traditional homeland of their own is arriving by the planeload in the Twin Cities, resulting in the largest concentration of Hmong people outside of Asia. Union Gospel Mission (UGM) Asian Ministries is responding to their Hmong friends and using the opportunity as a springboard to reach out to other Asian people groups. Read more.


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