Upcoming events

    • Thursday, February 21, 2019
    • Saturday, February 23, 2019
    • San Diego, CA

    Save the Date!

    2019 Border SW/SOCAL CCDA Regional Gathering w/ Cultivate Conference

    Familiar CCDA faces will be there!
    • Michael Mata,
    • Alexia Salvatierra,
    • Kit Danley, 
    • Sami DiPasquale, 
    • Jonathan Brooks, 
    • Leroy Barber, 
    • Tim Soerens, &
    • Shane Claiborne

    Here is a sampling of what will be at the conference!

    Thursday, February 21 - Pre-Conference Day

    Title: Borders, Immigrants & the Opportunity of Everyday Peace on our Streets
    ContributorsJon HutckinsAlejandra Ortiz and more
    Hosted by Global Immersion

    The rhetoric around borders, walls and immigrants has never been more polarized in our country. In the midst of all it are women, men and children experiencing violence, isolation and fear; both in their own countries and in the United States. While the Borderlands is at the epicenter of this reality, it is not the only place were these realities come alive. In every city and street in our country, there is the opportunity for followers of Jesus to move toward the conflict, pain and injustice as instruments of peace. Over the course of this day, we will go to the center of the immigrant community in San Diego to learn from undocumented people, first generation immigrants and Kingdom leaders who live in Tijuana and San Diego. We will not only learn about immigration, but be equipped with tangible practices to live out in our own contexts as Everyday Peacemakers. The pain is real and the opportunity for transformation and healing is as well.

    Innovation and Vitality for Denominations:
    ContributorLeroy Barber

    Innovation is more than simply starting new churches. It taps into the need for multi-cultural ministry, adaptive change, leading existing churches into their neighborhoods, and community organizing. It requires an understanding of the urban, rural and suburban experience. What does innovation look like in your context?

    Friday-Saturday, February 22-23 - Conference 

    Casa Shalom: A Social Experiment in Community Living:
    ContributorsJohn BultenBlanca PedigoStephen Bracht

    Casa Shalom is a housing co-op that is a program of East Central Ministries in Albuquerque, NM. It is intended to be an affordable, intentional community where residents share resources and responsibilities, and it also provides a way for families who may not qualify for a traditional mortgage to build equity. Twelve families of mixed age, race, culture and socio-economic status live together at Casa Shalom. This workshop will feature the executive director of East Central Ministries as well as two current residents of Casa Shalom. You will learn more about the history and organization of the co-op, as well as learn about some of the joys and challenges of living in the community from current residents. This workshop will be a panel discussion format with plenty of audience engagement.

    The Central American Journey of Migrants: Reality & Response to our Neighbors from the South: 
    ContributorsKit Danley (Neighborhood Ministries, Phoenix, AZ), Sami DiPasquale (Ciudad Nueva Community Outreach, El Paso)

    Recently a group of Christian Community Development practitioners journeyed to Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala to learn more about our neighbors in Central America who are being pushed to migrate and risk all for a better life in the US. Join us to learn more about why our hearts were broken on this journey by the poverty, violence and corruption, encouraged by those standing strong in their communities, and challenged by the words given to us to share with the church in the United States. In this workshop we will explore some of the realities in Central America, share some ways churches are responding to asylum seekers in border communities, and envision our role in God’s restorative story as these new neighbors arrive at our doorsteps around the country.

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