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Workshops

Arguably, the most powerful aspect of the National Conference is the workshops taught by CCD pioneers and practitioners. Sharing wisdom they’ve gained from the academy and the street on a variety of topics (see below), workshops are the attendees’ opportunity to learn from those who are have gone before.

Workshops are scheduled twice per afternoon, Thursday, Friday and Saturday of the conference, and are each 75 minutes long. CCDA sells audio recordings on-site and after the conference. Pre-registration is not required for workshops at the hotel.

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 On Location Workshop; an all-afternoon trip to a local CCD ministry.  Read more about On Location Workshops.

Hover over a workshop title for the full description.

Track Title Presenters Day and Time
ART Healing Words: Using Creative Writing in Personal Restoration Zakiya Jackson
Q Nellum
Ricardo Tavarez
TH. 1:00pm
ART “What’s Tweeter?” Sarah Quezada
Andrew Hoffman
TH. 3:00pm
ART Jesuz, Hip-Hop and Film Daniel White Hodge FR. 1:00pm
ART Essential Technologies for Christian Community Development David White FR. 3:00pm
ART God Has A Right Brain John Hayes
Laurie Cook
SA. 1:00pm
ART Melody and Memory: Reconciliation Through Worship Music Reynolds Chapman
David Bailey
SA. 3:00pm
BAM Addressing the Need of the Poor Through Social-Entrepreneurship Mark-Peter Lundquist TH. 1:00pm
BAM Deploying Business Skills for Justice and Shalom Amy Sherman TH. 3:00pm
BAM Social Enterprise: How RCFL Started a Bike Shop Marilu Thomas FR. 1:00pm
BAM Social Enterprise: Innovation, Impact & Sustainability Bernard Turner FR. 3:00pm
BAM From Concept to Company: Turn Your Passion Into Kingdom Prosperity Fernanda Hopkins SA. 1:00pm
BAM Fight U.S. Poverty by Creating Jobs Through Private Enterprise Rudy Carrasco SA. 3:00pm
CCD The 8 Key Components of Christian Community Development Wayne Gordon
John Perkins
TH. 1:00pm
CCD Toxic Charity Bob Lupton
Leroy Barber
TH. 1:00pm
FR. 1:00pm
CCD The Seven Stages to Neighborhood Transformation Jay Van Gronigen
Monika Grasley
TH. 1:00pm
SA. 3:00pm
CCD Blessing Our Communities: Theological and Practical Foundations for Community Development Daniel Carroll
Soong-Chan Rah
TH. 3:00pm
CCD Faith-Rooted Organizing and Biblical Advocacy: Concrete Tools for Doing Justice Alexia Salvatierra
Mary Nelson
TH. 3:00pm
SA. 1:00pm
CCD Achieving Equitable Neighborhood Change Neeraj Mehta
Chad Schwitters
FR. 3:00pm
CCD The Street Called Straight: The Theology of Mapping Urban Landscapes Arthur Sutherland FR. 3:00pm
CHURCH Planting Urban Churches Aaron Graham
John Perkins
TH. 1:00pm
CHURCH Diversity, Inclusion, Creativity and Empowerment in the Church Jimmy Dorrell
Janet Dorrell
TH. 3:00pm
CHURCH Recovering Radical Hospitality Mark Van Steenwyk FR. 1:00pm
CHURCH Creating a Christian Community Development Culture in Any Church Bruce Martin
Sarah Niemitz
FR. 3:00pm
CHURCH Re-Branding the Urban Pastor: Reconciling the Church and the Community Jonathan Brooks SA. 1:00pm
CHURCH Embracing People With Disabilities Michael Altena
Timothy Stone
SA. 3:00pm
COLLAB New Frontiers: CCD in Mobile Home Communities Brian Dejewski
Melinda Hollandsworth
Barry Hay
Jim Hollandsworth
Jill Dejewski
TH. 1:00pm
COLLAB Homelessness: You Can Make A Difference Deborah Mitchell TH. 3:00pm
COLLAB School-Based Development: Building Trust Between School and Church Michael Binder
Christian Ann Drummond
Wendi Moss Jarson
Jenny Koehnen
FR. 1:00pm
COLLAB On Common Ground: Nurturing a Cooperative Spirit in Competitive Space Cory Seibel FR. 3:00pm
COLLAB Why My Social Entrepreneurship Venture Won’t Partner With Your Church-Based Ministry Rebecca Cynamon-Murphy
Heidi Lyda
SA. 1:00pm
COLLAB Don’t Come to Save Us: Service Projects in Vulnerable Communities Kurt Rietema
Emily Rietema
SA. 3:00pm
CSI Using The Civil Rights Movement to Fuel Christian Social Change Tanden Brekke
Leon Rodrigues
TH. 1:00pm
CSI 9/11, Al Qaeda & Your Muslim Neighbor: Enemies or Friends? Stephanie Acker
Sami DiPasquale
TH. 3:00pm
CSI Peace and Justice in the Holy Land Mae Cannon
Sami Awad
FR. 1:00pm
FR. 3:00pm
CSI Community Organizing: Mobilizing the Church to Address Systemic Injustice Troy Jackson
Doran Schrantz
Jin Kim
FR. 1:00pm
SA. 3:00pm
CSI After Care for Victims of Human Trafficking Joe Elkerton SA. 1:00pm
CSI Post-Candidate Politics Timothy King SA. 1:00pm
EDUC Join Your Local School Board: You Can Make a Difference Ian Danley
Don Coleman
John Ogletree
TH. 1:00pm
EDUC An Opportunity for Communities of Faith to Engage in Early Childhood Development Lorena Gonzalez
John Lewis
Victor Rodriguez
TH. 3:00pm
EDUC Education Advocacy and Partnering with Teachers Unions Matthew Watts
Bob Brown
FR. 1:00pm
EDUC Community-Based Curriculum Development Sunny Jonas FR. 3:00pm
EDUC A Model for Church-School Partnership Kirsten Strand
Clayton Muhammad
SA. 1:00pm
EDUC Four Steps to College J.P. Paulus SA. 3:00pm
FAM Feeding Father Hunger: Understanding and Ministering to the Fatherless Generation Amy Williams TH. 1:00pm
FAM Racial Reconciliation in Christian Intentional Communities Anton Flores-Masonet
Leroy Barber
Donna Barber
Jason Storbakken
Vonetta Storbakken
TH. 3:00pm
FAM Raising Marriage Champions Omaira Gonzalez TH. 3:00pm
FAM This World Is Not My Home: A Discussion on Multicultural Identity Guillermo Quezada
Sarah Quezada
FR. 1:00pm
FAM Life Skills that Help Reconcile Conflicts in Marriage and Ministry Dante Upshaw
Beverly Upshaw
FR. 3:00pm
SA. 3:00pm
FAM Family Reconciliation: Maintaining a Healthy Balance of Ministry and Family Jarvain Bingmon
Evelyn Turner
SA. 1:00pm
HEALTH Community Health Work Elijah Jones TH. 1:00pm
HEALTH Empowering Alternatives to Pantries: A Food Cooperative Program for Low-Income Families Chad Hale
Ella Duffy Haynes
TH. 3:00pm
HEALTH National Launch of Community Health Connectors Susan Gratzer FR. 1:00pm
HEALTH Food Citizenship and Our Local Communities Cini Bretzlaff-Holstein
Anna Wessley
FR. 3:00pm
HEALTH Christians Pursuing the American Dream: Consequences on Health, Environment and Neighbor Samuel Zalanga
Ruben Rivera
SA. 1:00pm
HEALTH Re-Energize Your Community Ruston Seaman
John Prusa
SA. 3:00pm
HOUSE Ten Ways for Churches to Create or Preserve Affordable Housing Jill Shook TH. 1:00pm
HOUSE The Foreclosure Nightmare: Where We’ve Been, Where We’re Going John Liotti
Heather Starnes
TH. 3:00pm
HOUSE Low-Income Housing Development: Strategies and Financing Steven Virgil
John Carter
FR. 1:00pm
HOUSE Developing a Collaborative Construction Process Russ Barclay
Ricardo Anaya
FR. 3:00pm
HOUSE Challenges with Housing on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation Emma Pinky Clifford SA. 1:00pm
HOUSE Developing A Home Restoration Ministry Pat Lund
Keri Veenendaal
SA. 3:00pm
INCAR Not Beyond Redemption: Justice in the Juvenile Justice System Bruce Jackson
Brooke Jackson
Angela Sedeno
TH. 1:00pm
INCAR Reversing the Cycle of Violence and Incarceration from the Inside Out John Turnipseed TH. 3:00pm
INCAR “Pharaoh, Let My People Go!”: Challenging the System Behind Mass Incarceration Alexander Gee
Jerome Dillard
FR. 1:00pm
INCAR Re-Entry: Whole Communities Helping Neighbors Become Whole Allan Barsema
Brian Dejewski
FR. 3:00pm
INCAR A Holistic Approach to Re-entry Cheryl Miller
Sarah Waters
SA. 1:00pm
INCAR Enterprise: An Effective Method to Assist Individuals in Re-Entry Cheryl Miller
Lisa McDade
Sarah Waters
SA. 3:00pm
LEAD Strengths: A Common Language for People Development John Pike
Kim Olstad
TH. 1:00pm
LEAD Circles of Support: An Introduction Bonnie Smith
Sheryll Kjos
Denise Prokott
TH. 3:00pm
LEAD It’s All About Me: Narcissism, Leadership and Christian Community Development Cory Seibel FR. 1:00pm
LEAD Helping People Out of Their Comfort Zones Sandra Unger
Deynn Hampton
Ricky Hampton
FR. 3:00pm
LEAD Multiplying Disciples Through Multi-Cultural Home Groups Jim Swearingen
Kathryn Swearingen
SA. 1:00pm
LEAD Createdness and Individinuity: A Non-Hierarchial View of Kingdom on Earth Chris Provence
Mary Provence
SA. 3:00pm
NEIGHB Surviving the Bed Bug Epidemic: Status, Solutions, and Support Ben Lowe TH. 1:00pm
NEIGHB Providing Affordable, Authorized Legal Services for Immigrants Alejandro Mandes
Matthew Soerens
Lance Conklin
TH. 1:00pm
NEIGHB Welcoming Refugees into Your Community Chris Sicks
Shangwok Deng
TH. 3:00pm
NEIGHB Our Common Oppression: Brown and Black Reconciliation Through Immigration Advocacy Lisa Rodriguez Watson
Dominique DuBois Gilliard
FR. 1:00pm
NEIGHB DREAM Come True?: Helping Your Community Benefit from Deferred Action Lance Conklin
Timothy Isaacson
Ximena Roth
FR. 3:00pm
NEIGHB An Ecological and Sociological Framework for Community Development Garry Hesser SA. 1:00pm
NEIGHB Unworthy Chinese: Angel Island Detainment History and the Church Craig Wong
Doris Wong
SA. 3:00pm
ORG Creative Legal Strategies in Challenging Economic Times Sally Wagenmaker TH. 1:00pm
ORG Urban Collectives: A New Way of Kingdom Organization Katie Delp TH. 3:00pm
ORG Assessments and Benchmarks: An Effective Tool to Combat Mission Fatigue Derek Lane
Bruce Martin
TH. 3:00pm
ORG Visitations: Spiritual Leadership and Relational Health Checkups for Christian Communities David Janzen
Sally Youngquist
Anton Flores-Maisonet
FR. 1:00pm
ORG The Building Blocks for Developing a Racially Reconciled Organization Lisa Sharon Harper
Sondra Shepley
FR. 3:00pm
SA. 3:00pm
ORG Using Social Media to Raise Funds and Awareness Andy Bales SA. 1:00pm
RECON 30 Years of Reconciliation Lessons Chris Rice TH. 1:00pm
RECON Keeping Racial Reconciliation at the Forefront of Your Organization Victoria Gibbs
Al Mulder
TH. 3:00pm
RECON Respectful Conversations: Shifting the Focus from Changing Minds to Softening Hearts Jerad Morey FR. 1:00pm
RECON Overcoming White Amnesia: A Look at Racism Yesterday and Today Chris Lahr
Leroy Barber
FR. 3:00pm
RECON America, the Church and Racial Reconciliation in the 21st Century Dennis Solis FR. 3:00pm
RECON An Apology, an Appropriations Bill, and a Conversation That Never Happened Mark Charles SA. 1:00pm
SA. 3:00pm
RELATION Confronting Loneliness in the Christian Community Development Lifestyle Ginny Giles
Rebecca Cynamon-Murphy
Katie Delp
Mariska Jordan
TH. 1:00pm
RELATION Refueling for the Long Haul John Fuder TH. 3:00pm
RELATION Why Can’t We Just Get Along?: Community Conflict Transformation Michael Mata FR. 1:00pm
SA. 3:00pm
RELATION My Name Is Not “Those People”…and Neither Is Yours Julia Dinsmore FR. 3:00pm
RELATION Building Dignified Interdependent Relationships Phil Hissom
Rebecca Lujan Loveless
SA. 1:00pm
RELATION Rest and Resilience Aaron Fisher
Jennifer Hailey
Sally Schwer Canning
SA. 3:00pm
THEO Why Ecclesiology Matters Craig Wong
Gerald Schlabach
TH. 1:00pm
TH. 3:00pm
THEO Contextualized Christology Vince Bantu FR. 1:00pm
THEO The First Nations: Land, Mission, Justice and Reconciliation Richard Twiss FR. 1:00pm
FR. 3:00pm
THEO Shalom and Reconciled Community Living Randy Woodley FR. 1:00pm
SA. 3:00pm
THEO Practicing Biblical Reconciliation in Multicultural Congregations Curtiss DeYoung FR. 3:00pm
SA. 3:00pm
THEO Forgive Us: A Christian Call to Repentance Mae Cannon
Lisa Sharon Harper
Troy Jackson
SA. 1:00pm
WV Living the Full Life: Understanding Youth and Child Well-Being Matt Belgie
Mercie Rocha
TH. 1:00pm
WV Community Youth Development: An Approach to Community Transformation Merci Rocha
Sheila Ford
TH. 3:00pm
WV Youth Empowerment Programming Sheila Ford
Mercie Rocha
FR. 1:00pm
WV Youth-Adult Partnerships Merci Rocha
Sheila Ford
FR. 3:00pm
WV Keeping Children Safe Matt Belgie
Sheila Ford
SA. 1:00pm
YOUTH Hope for Youth Who are Homeless Mark Terrell TH. 1:00pm
YOUTH Good Hair, Acting White, and Other Signs of Internalized Oppression Chanequa Walker-Barnes TH. 3:00pm
YOUTH Gang to Grace: Reaching and Mentoring Gang-Involved Youth Matt DeMateo
Art Guerrero
FR. 1:00pm
YOUTH Spirituality of Neighborhood Children Caryn Blanton
Juval Flores
FR. 3:00pm
YOUTH Living in Spanglish Ricardo Tavarez
Eduardo Rodriguez
SA. 1:00pm
YOUTH Raising Young Indigenous Leaders Marvin Jacobo SA. 3:00pm

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