2022 National Conference Workshops
One of the key objectives of CCDA is to equip 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 lead dynamic workshops at our annual gathering. This year is no different!
Conference attendees, please refer to the app for the most updated list of workshops. You have the link to download in your email.
CCD Philosophy, Theology and Practice:
Learn and consider how the 8 Key Components of CCDA can help your community find communal wellbeing: 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.
Civic Engagement and Societal Wellbeing:
How to identify and organize sustainable biblical social justice initiatives in areas such as racial equity and justice, voting access, civic engagement and representation, mass incarceration, immigration, education equity, the environment, gender equity, housing, amongst others.
Establishing and cultivating congregational wellbeing is critical to positioning churches as community assets. Explore the following topics: churches as a community asset; best practices for serving neighborhoods through sustainable church-based ministries; church planting; models for discipleship and development; innovative technology use in communities; developing kinship networks; aging congregations; member care, intergenerational leadership; amongst others.
Fostering and nurturing youth wellbeing is critical to developing the rising generation of leaders. Explore 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 led community organizing; youth mental health; church-school partnerships; innovative intern programs, among others.
How to pursue and nurture human-centered economic wellbeing for 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, amongst others.
Develop and nurture healthy CCD organizations: fundraising and grant writing; informing and assessing cultural competence; implementing sustainable 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; employee and volunteer wellbeing.
Fostering and maintaining social contexts for individual and collective wellbeing 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.
Sustaining 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; suicide prevention; mindfulness practices, amongst others.