Program Overview

CCDA’s National Conference is packed with activities. To give you a better understanding of the various elements of the program, we have written a brief description for each, below. To see the full schedule, click here.

Bible Study with Dr. John Perkins

Learn from Dr. Perkins’ years of wisdom as he shares from the Word each morning. Thursday through Saturday, 8:30am – 9:30am.

Watch videos of Dr. Perkins’ Bible studies at the CCDA National Conference and check out his books.

Morning Worship

Each morning, we have set aside half an hour for a time of musical worship. Start your day worshipping together with hundreds of other like-minded Christians. Thursday through Saturday, 9:30am – 10:00am.

Plenary Sessions

Morning and evening plenary sessions are sure to make you think and provide plenty of fodder for discussion. Evening sessions are free and open to the public. Morning Plenary: Thursday through Saturday, 10:00am – 11:20am & Evening Plenary: Wednesday through Saturday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm.

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Christian Community Development (CCD) leaders and practitioners teach workshops to share wisdom they’ve gained from their experiences working on the front lines of ministry. Presenters will teach a variety of topics including CCD Philosophy and Business as Ministry, among many others. Thursday through Saturday, 1:00pm – 4:15pm.

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On Location Workshops

Go out into the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul to see the work of local CCD practitioners. Each day 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 is required; registration opens April 9th. Thursday through Saturday, 12:00pm – 5:30pm.

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Pre-conference Classes

Several classes and institutes will be offered pre-conference for in-depth study of various CCD-related topics. Seminary and graduate students will have the opportunity to take a Christian Community Development course for credit.

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Evening Fun

The party doesn’t stop after the evening plenary. Finish each day by attending fun events such as the Justice Film Festival, a First-Timers Party, or a Spoken Word event!

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