Workshop Request For Proposals
Seeking dynamic workshops for 2021 CCDA National Conference in Kansas City! One of the key objectives of CCDA is to train Christians who seek to bear witness to the Kingdom of God by reclaiming and restoring under-resourced communities. Each year we invite practitioners from across the country to submit proposals for workshops at our annual gathering. This year is no different!
If you’re a member and interested in presenting a workshop at the 2021 CCDA National Conference in Kansas City, please read the workshop RFP, complete the online application, and submit an outline by April 15th, 2021. We’re excited to see what you have to share!
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Dynamic presenters and innovative workshops are crucial to the success of training at the conference, and the RFP process is our way of ensuring that we have workshops that explore fresh ways of restoring under-resourced communities.
Each workshop is a 60-minute presentation plus 15 minutes of Q&A.
Reimagine is the theme for the 2021 CCDA National Conference in Kansas City. To imagine is to visualize or to envision. Last year, our team thought we knew what the year was going to look like. With the pandemic, however, our vision of the year was necessarily re-created. The theme Reimagine reminds us that God consistently reshapes our vision. God is constantly doing a new thing and we are called to listen and engage, especially after times of crisis. In Ephesians 3:20, Paul reminds the church of Ephesus that we believe in a God “who is able to do immeasurably more than we all ask or imagine,”. In 2021 we reimagine. Reimagine is a call to join God in this new thing, to care for the vulnerable and oppressed like never before, to vitalize communities like never before, and to be the church like never before.
Please include this theme in your workshop title or description. If you submitted a 2020 proposal, please resubmit your proposal to include the new theme.
As you review the track list, please keep in mind the following:
1. You will need to identify how your proposed workshop connects with one of the tracks below.
2. How does your workshop incorporate this year’s theme Reimagine and its scriptural foundation? The scriptural foundation is Ephesians 3:20 NRSV, “Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine,”
3. The description under each track is meant to give suggestions for possible workshop topics within the track; however, workshops are not limited to these suggestions.
Biblical Social Justice
How to identify and advocate for biblical social justice in areas such as racial equity and justice, mass incarceration, immigration, education equity, the environment, gender equity, COVID 19 vaccination accessibility & acceptability, amongst others.
Reimagining economy is critical to community flourish in the following areas: solidarity economy structure and practice; traditional market solutions and business innovations; social enterprise; developing and attracting businesses in under-resourced communities; job creation, readiness and security; developing partnerships between business and ministry; living wage; addressing income inequality; entrepreneurship; financial literacy.
CCD Philosophy, Theology and Practice
Learn and consider the 8 Key Components of CCDA into: theological foundations of practice; topics for the practitioner; collaboration and partnership; peacemaking and reconciliation; strategies and tools for implementing the CCD Philosophy; community listening; Asset Based Community Development; faith-rooted community organizing.
Church with Community
Cultivating churches with the CCD philosophy within: churches as a community asset in COVID 19 era; best practices for serving neighborhoods through sustainable church-based ministries; church planting; models for discipleship and development; developing community after pivoting to virtual context; innovative technology use in communities; developing kinship networks.
Contemporary Social Contexts
Identifying and changing social contexts for individual and collective thriving is vital to Kingdom work in areas such as: racial equity and justice; dismantling white supremacy; culture of violence; human trafficking; gender equity; housing and homelessness; poverty reduction; immigrants, & refugees; gentrification; family reunification, foster care and adoption; reimagining public safety and community accountability; safe passage for asylum seekers.
Develop an organization with CCD values within: fundraising and grant writing; informing and assessing cultural competence; implementing growth strategies; governance and board development; finance management; legal issues; human resources; marketing; sustainability; partnerships; ethical practice; measuring effectiveness and evaluation; identifying, mentoring and retaining leaders; leadership transitions and succession; utilizing social media for growth and sustainability.
Nurture individual, familial, and collective wholistic health and care considering spiritual formation and practices; developing & sustaining healthy families and marriages; parenting through trauma; thriving singleness; moral injury and burnout; mental health; individual, collective, or generational trauma; substance use; harm reduction; healthy relationships and boundaries; pandemic suicide prevention.
Arts, Imagination, and Creative Technology
Best practices and methods for incorporating arts, imagination, and creative technology in community development including: creative social media technology in community; personal, collaborative, or communal integration of faith and the arts; innovative visual, literary, culinary, performing art in community development; social media influencing.
Leadership development for the children, youth, and young adults: effective community-based youth ministry; after-school programs; empowering young people to practice CCD in their communities; leadership succession & passing the mic to a new generation; youth based community organizing.
CCDA will offer conference registration to presenters for accepted workshop proposals at a rate of $99. If your proposal is not accepted, we will honor the March registration rate of $169 for the presenters listed in your application. **Please note: We do not cover travel expenses (transportation, lodging, food).
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