Congratulations! You have now completed all the previous courses and learned what Christian Community Development is about from experienced practitioners around the country!
The lessons have taken you through a process of reimagining and applying key components of the Christian Community Development (CCD) philosophy.
Since we created the course with local leaders in mind, we hope you are feeling more equipped with the necessary resources, insights, and practical skills for engaging with other local leaders and residents in the renewal, restoration, and abundant community life of your neighborhood.
You should now be able to:
- Describe key components of CCD and why they are important
- Understand biblical foundations for CCD philosophy
- Apply insights from past and present CCD practitioners
- Identify practical next steps to engage with others in CCD in your community
In each of the courses you were given these four lessons:
Lesson 1 – Overview (including definition of key component)
Lesson 2 – Biblical Foundations (related to key component)
Lesson 3 – Fresh Perspectives (a practitioner’s story from a new perspective)
Lesson 4 – Next Steps Challenge (so what do we do?)
The course provided you with a conceptual understanding of the key components that CCD has historically used to frame its practice. You were introduced to fresh perspectives and innovative thinking to help motivate you and your team of CCD practitioners to generative action with local leadership and residents in the neighborhoods where you live and serve.
While engaging with the different lessons to each course you may have noticed some transitional descriptions of the key components that helped you to see that the understanding of the terms are constantly being renewed as the world context changes. We hope that serves to enhance the way you as a practitioner think, feel, and act in your day to day CCD practice. In this course, we will be presenting some concluding comments and a call to action.