Upcoming events

    • Thursday, August 26, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, September 25, 2025
    • (PDT)
    • 49 sessions
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    CCDA Member Office Hours are a monthly chance to connect with CCDA staff and other members. It's your time. Share what you are working on. Ask questions. Have conversations. Build community. It's an open forum to spend some time together with a few other members and connect. 

    What are the tools and resources you’ve found most useful?

    What challenges is your community facing?

    What’s one thing happening in your community that you are excited about?

    Let's talk about it! 

    • Saturday, May 21, 2022
    • Saturday, September 17, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • Zoom
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    Join us for our first CCD Lifestyle Practitioner Affinity Network meeting together! This is a connection group for those choosing to reframe their American lifestyles around CCD principles for the common good of all within their community/neighborhood.

    CCDA Affinity Networks are a space for gathering CCDA members and those proximate around shared affinities. We hope to gather together online and in person at our national conference each year.

    Lifestyle Practitioner Affinity Network Facilitator: Diane Miller

    Diane lives in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood. Her family embraced CCDA concepts over 20 years ago as a way to reframe their “American Dream”prosperity lifestyle, centering their family deep within socio-economic diverse neighborhoods and public school community. She had a design/sales career, though her avocation has always been caring community development. She also spent four years on a church staff crafting relational homeless partnerships, focused on dining together and medical care.

    She is a CCDA C6 Cohort member; and, a graduate of The Center for Action & Contemplation Living School. Her legacy season is spent crafting contemplative circle groups to deepen heritage story understanding and help promote equitable systemic reform. She is also passionate about encouraging others with generational privilege to “think deep + live different”, reframing personal prosperity lifestyles deep within socio-economic diverse community for common good. She co-leads the Chicago Local Network.


    • Tuesday, June 28, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom
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    Join us for our quarterly meetup with the CCDA Behavioral Health Professionals Network for connection, resource sharing, support, learn about opportunities for involvement, and share creative ways to integrate the spectrum of mental health services into CCD philosophy and practice. We hope to see you there! RSVP here. For more information, please contact marybeth@ccda.org.

    • Wednesday, June 29, 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom
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    Join Dayna Carr as she teaches practical tools for evaluating current programs, troubleshooting key areas, and planning for organizational programmatic growth in the future.  

    • Wednesday, July 06, 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom
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    The culture of your organization will far outlast your time as part of it. Whether in an established ministry with a long legacy or a startup non-profit, you must consider the culture you are creating and fostering for sake of those you work with and serve. In this workshop, Emanuel (Ricky) Padilla will provide a framework for reading your existing culture, identifying points of interest, and changing with targeted proposals. It will prepare you to start creating a new, healthy culture for your organization.

    • Wednesday, July 13, 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom
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    Since the murder of George Floyd, many organizations have created statements, made a commitment to racial equity and professed to explore the necessary changes needed for inclusive workplaces.  Despite these efforts, real change must be intentional and requires more than conversations but acknowledgement of the transgressions, real and honest introspection with all impacted, the review and revision of policies and an examination of the organizational culture. In this session, Dr.  Froswa' Booker-Drew will discuss how your organization can move beyond talk to transformation.  Learn more at ccda.org/pd.

    • Thursday, July 21, 2022
    • Thursday, September 01, 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • Zoom
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    CCDA is excited to announce the Women of Color Executive Coaching Circle designed to support executive leadership development and flourishing within Christian Community Development spaces. The Executive Coaching Circle is  four sessions and provides a safe space for facilitated learning around specific topics. Learn more about the executive coaching circle at ccda.org/pd.



    • Wednesday, July 27, 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom
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    Join Christina Foor and Daniel Watson to learn how about leveraging technology to steward organizational budgets and employee time well. Experience developing and managing organizational technology frameworks along with team and individual staff oriented technology resources will be discussed to help organizations and staff maximize their budgets and work smarter. 

    • Friday, August 12, 2022
    • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Zoom
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    Come meet other CCDA practitioners who are working on the front lines of economic empowerment ministries (financial education, jobs, housing, market solutions, etc.)  We’ll connect with other practitioners who are working in this space for the purposes of sharing ideas and encouragement that helps us grow together in the area of economic empowerment. This peer-to-peer support network will brainstorm new ways to tackle local challenges in your communities. Come be refreshed and enjoy the fellowship of others who get you!  

    CCDA Affinity Networks are a space for gathering CCDA members and those proximate around shared affinities. We hope to gather together online and in person at our national conference each year.

    Affinity Network Facilitators:

    J. Mark Bowers is the Senior Director of Curriculum & Training Design at the Chalmers Center. For over 13 years, Mark has put his leadership skills to work at Chalmers in program design, partnership development, curriculum standards, and human-centered, participatory learning design to equip and mentor facilitators and lead trainers across the globe. A builder of strengths-based teams, Mark loves to collaborate on complex intercultural problems of poverty, always centering the voice and experience of people on the margins. Mark earned a B.A. in Psychology from Bryan College and a M.A. in Intercultural Studies through Wheaton College while teaching at Quy Nhon University of Pedagogy in Vietnam. Outside of work, Mark enjoys creating travel adventures with his wife, Tannia, and their two children.

    Jerilyn Sanders is a Senior Director of US Deployment at the Chalmers Center for Economic Development, where she has been for over 10 years. Jerilyn has a B.A. in Psychology from Biola University and an Ed.M. from Harvard Graduate School of Education. She has worked in a variety of educational and youth development programs in the U.S., with an emphasis on urban communities. Her position at Chalmers synthesizes several things: love for people, passion for training that empowers disenfranchised people, and a desire to see God’s church be all that He meant it to be. Jerilyn and her husband Duane have two children.

    Shay Bethea is the Director of US Jobs Ministry at the Chalmers Center for Economic Development. Over the past 20 years, Shay has served in various capacities with nonprofit organizations that focus on job readiness and community development. Shay leads a team of coaches that are involved in equipping ministry leaders to implement the job readiness curriculum, called Work Life. She also loves cultivating relationships, affirming and encouraging individuals in economically challenged communities. She’s helped equip ministry leaders both nationally and internationally. When Shay isn’t equipping leaders, she and her husband John enjoy traveling and loving their three children and four precious grandchildren.
    • Wednesday, November 02, 2022
    • Saturday, November 05, 2022
    • Sheraton / Le Méridien Hotel Complex in Charlotte, NC
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    A limited number of tickets are available at the current member discounted registration rate. These discounted member registration rates are available while tickets last.

    Click HERE to learn more about the 2022 National Conference

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    • Thursday, February 23, 2023
    • (MST)
    • Saturday, February 25, 2023
    • (MST)
    • East Central Ministries, Albuquerque, NM


    Save the Dates!

    Border Southwest CCDA Gathering 2023

    Location: East Central Ministries Albuquerque, NM

    Dates: February 23-25, 2023      

    What to Expect:

    Connection

    • Conversation topic workshops - topics will be set based on what CCD practitioners are dealing with (ie, housing, strained family relationships, finding volunteers). 
    • Interested participants will gather to exchange ideas, concerns, barriers, and brainstorm together on ways to move forward, while strengthening connections with other participants who are struggling with the same things.
    • Open-mic sharing, where participants can take a few minutes to catch us up on what they’re doing, share something on their hearts, or otherwise connect with & encourage the group
    • Worship together
    • Eat together 


    Restoration
    • Sessions where participants are led through a simple restorative practice, such as: meditative prayer, calming drawing patterns, daily 5-minute self care routine
    • Opportunities to spend time in nature, such as hikes in the Sandias or time near the Rio Grande