The Need For Authentic Connection Has Never Been More Urgent
Despite all that has transpired in 2020, you can find hope in the knowledge that the Holy Spirit is still moving in your community. And equally so, you can find hope in the knowledge that the Holy Spirit is still moving in you. This year, we gather as a community to recognize and center on the faithful presence of God’s Holy Spirit. We gather so that we may stand together as a vast army, energized and animated by the very breath of the Almighty.
At CCDA’s Collective: A Virtual Gathering, you will be inspired, trained, and connected to a community ready to help you be faithful to bearing witness to the Kingdom of God in your local ministry.
Find Solidarity through the CCDA Collective: A Virtual Gathering
Be Inspired by Daily Centering Voices
Hear from Christian Community Developers and other leaders on how to center your work in response to the voice of the Holy Spirit.
Find Connection with Other Leaders
Attend and engage in Affinity Connections with like-minded peers.
Get Trained by Leading Practitioners
Join Masterclasses to dive deep into the issues facing our communities and receive guidance from seasoned practitioners.
Engage in Critical Conversations
Participate in Critical Conversations with practitioners and leaders from across the country.
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You are not alone.
Over 1,500 Members And Member Organizations Like Yours Are Connecting Through CCDA For The Work Of Community Transformation
3 Steps for Getting Equipped to Bear Witness
to the Kingdom of God in Your Community
Mark your calendars for October 1-3. If you’re part of a church or group, invite others to join you.
Join with other Christian Community Development practitioners and leaders who are also passionate about their community.
Return with renewed zeal to further the work within your own local community.
CCDA Family and Friends,
I am humbled and deeply gratified to be a member of CCDA! We are an association of practitioners, committed, compelled reconcilers, and wholistic community developers who are passionate about God’s reclamation and restoration work in our local communities. For over three decades, CCDA has presented a compelling vision consisting of a well-articulated philosophy and featuring a constant call to action on behalf of the poor, the vulnerable, the marginalized and the forgotten in every locale.
What we do, what you do - day in and day out - to live into the call of God upon your life and bear witness to His Kingdom – this is sacred work. It is missional work. It is necessary work, especially, in the severity of this moment. Yet, the work of confronting systemic injustice, bridging social and relational divides, and building for the future with a Kingdom lens can, at times, feel isolating.
Forging the kind of transformation we long to see in the earth requires patience, sacrifice, and a “spirituality for the long haul.” It also requires a sustainable network of people and resources; a community of like-minded peers who will support and uplift, strengthen, encourage, and spur us on. Simply put, we need one another and we are better together.
This is why we are hosting The CCDA Collective: A Virtual Gathering this October.
It is precisely in times like these that we recognize our need for meaningful connection; the importance of gathering with “family.” Therefore, we invite you to join us this fall.
1) Register for our Collective gathering. It will be 100% online.
2) Engage in online learning, critical conversations and affinity connections across dozens of sessions.
3) Be inspired and become better equipped to do the Kingdom work of community development within your context.
Friends, we are in a precarious moment, but we know (that we know) that God is still moving. And we desire to live into this “collective” moment together. Whether you are brand new to CCDA or a seasoned practitioner, Come. Be refreshed, be remembered, be reconnected – filled with the breath of God in a fresh new way at The CCDA Collective.
Rev. Cecilia J. Williams
President & CEO of Christian Community Development Association
Hear from Leading Voices October 1 - 3
Enid M. Almanzar
Cecilia J. Williams
Wayne "Coach" Gordon
Dr. John M. Perkins
Eugene E. Cho
Sandra Van Opstal
Bethany Rivera Molinar
Terrance M. McKinley
Dr. Otis Moss III
Adam R. Taylor
Joyce Del Rosario
Ruth Anna Buffalo
Michelle Ferrigno Warren
Kimberlee A. Johnson
David W. Swanson
MORE SPEAKERS & FACILITATORS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON
3 Centering Voice Presentations
Movement defining talks designed to inspire your participation in community development.
32 Masterclass SessionsPractical how-to sessions designed to help you take next steps in your mission with topics including:
Worship in the Midst of Unrest
A Theology from the Border
Leading Youth Through the Critical Moment
Building Neighborhood Capacity
Educational Equity in the Now
Rediscipling the White Church: From Cheap Diversity to True Solidarity
Market Solutions for Community Transformation
12 Critical Conversations
Participate in stirring conversations around vitally important topics facing our movement today including:
Church in the Moment
Practitioner Shift in the Age of COVID & Unrest
Healing Racialized Trauma
Pushing for Change In Protest
Rebuilding Communities Affected in Civil Unrest
A Theology of Place
On Staying at the Table: Rethinking Reconciliation
Transforming Structures: Building Relationships & Advancing Justice
Using Media, Arts & Activism to Ignite the Story
Influence for Good: CCDA and Civic Engagement
… and more!
24 Affinity Connections
Your chance to connect with other CCDA practitioners from around the country. These live conversations will give you relationships to help your work in the future.
Healing Racialized Trauma
Community Practitioner Coaching
CCD Mental Health/Social Work Professionals
Millennials in CCD
GenZ in CCD
Women of Color in CCD
Social Entrepreneurs / Impact Investing
Youth Ministry Workers
Indigenous Networking Session
Emerging Voices of Color
Voter Engagement & Support
3 After Parties
A chance to relax at the end of the day and enjoy some fun on the journey!
"The beautiful thing about CCDA is that we’re taught about the ability of people in the margins to lead. What we have to do is nurture and develop and come alongside them."
— Terrance Hawkins
At CCDA, we know that you are a leader, a Christian Community Development practitioner who is passionate about reclaiming and restoring your local community. Driving the work for transformation requires passion, stamina, and a sustainable network of people and resources. Especially today.
We want to see relational division reconciled - systems of injustice and inequity transformed - hearts changed. Sometimes it can feel like you're all alone, right? We get it — not only have we experienced this ourselves, but we have also seen many practitioners and leaders going through the same sense of overwhelm during current times.
We believe that you shouldn’t feel alone in your journey to restore and reclaim your community. Every community developer should have access to a community of like-minded peers to find inspiration, training and connection.
That's why we're hosting the Collective Virtual Gathering for you in October.