Upcoming events

    • Saturday, August 19, 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM (PDT)
    • The House LA, 810 Garland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90017


    For more information or to register for this leadership symposium hosted by Life Model Works visit their website. For a CCDA promo code email Dallhana



    • Wednesday, October 04, 2017
    • Saturday, October 07, 2017
    • Detroit, Michigan
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    Childcare will be available for children ages 2-10. An overflow space with live video of the plenary sessions will also be available for parents of infants. Use this form to register your family for childcare during the 2017 National Conference in Detroit, Oct. 4-7, 2017.

    Up to four children may be registered at one time. Please note that there is limited space available for childcare.

    For more information, including a childcare schedule and availability, visit http://ccda.org/nc-childcare

    • Wednesday, October 04, 2017
    • 6:30 PM (EDT)
    • Saturday, October 07, 2017
    • 11:45 AM (EDT)
    • Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center, 400 Renaissance Center, Detroit, MI 48243
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    We are thrilled the CCDA National Conference will be hosted in Detroit, October 4–7, 2017.

    Resilience is the ability to bounce back from life and ministry's extraordinary challenges, and is grounded in life-giving relationships. How are the followers of Jesus to grow in the resilience needed to sustain a call to practice Christian Community Development? Like all ministry it is one that "fills our hearts to the brimful and breaks them too." (Nancy Roth, Awake My Soul)

    This year's national conference in Detroit follows the 50th anniversary of the Detroit uprising. Detroit's journey has been one that puts a premium on resilience. Experiencing wave after wave of struggles like urban unrest, economic disinvestment, housing market collapse, and bankruptcy, has brought the city to its knees.

    Despite the hardships, Detroiters still stand resolved and resilient through it all. As the Flag of Detroit indicates, the city "hopes for better things" and "rises from the ashes". The city is tough and its people are strong.

    Resilience is essential to being effective and sustainable over long periods of time in the work of Christian Community Development. Like a flower erupting between cracks in a parking lot, deep rootedness in the strength of the Lord and His power (Eph. 6:10), makes resilience possible. Perseverance through hardship and vision for what is not yet but can be, are essential for the task of loving our communities and facilitating Kingdom transformation.

    Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. (1 Corinthians 15:58)

    We anticipate another life-giving gathering in 2017. Each year, conference speakers, workshops, site visits and conversations with like-minded people cultivate an environment where attendees are inspired and retooled. We hope to facilitate a safe place for honest conversation, thoughtful engagement, worship, and rest among a group of truly diverse attendees. We are grateful for the opportunity to rally around the pursuit of (re) conciliation and biblical justice.

    We hope the CCDA National Conference inspires the next generation to join the movement. 

    More details

    • Wednesday, October 04, 2017
    • 6:30 PM (EDT)
    • Saturday, October 07, 2017
    • 11:45 AM (EDT)
    • Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center, 400 Renaissance Center, Detroit, MI 48243
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    The National Student Leadership Intensive (NSLI) is an event within the CCDA National Conference designed specifically for student leaders ages 15-19. This Intensive promises to engage, equip and encourage high school and college students to have a deeper understanding of Christian Community Development and leave ready to take action within their own communities! We wholeheartedly believe the words of I Timothy 4:12 in scripture:

    “Don’t let anyone think little of you because you are young. Be their ideal; let them follow the way you teach and live; be a pattern for them in your love, your faith, and your clean thoughts.”

    Our mission is to create intentional opportunities for CCDA leaders and practitioners to interact with and mentor students to “be the ideal” of Christian Community Development leaders.

    All participants must complete this release form. Please download, fill out and email to anna@ccda.org

    • Friday, October 06, 2017
    • 7:00 AM - 8:15 AM
    • Detroit, Michigan

    Community economic development—implemented collaboratively, creatively and with justice—is critical to CCDA’s vision of flourishing communities.

    You are invited to breakfast, networking and inspiration for implementing CCDA Market Solutions in your community.

    Our time together will include an introduction to CCDA’s Market Solutions initiative as well as impactful speakers who are living out the CCDA Market Solutions vision in their communities.

    Our keynote speakers are Pamela Moore, CEO of the Detroit Public Schools Foundation (DPSF), and Ryan VerWys, CEO of Inner City Christian Federation (ICCF).

    Moore helped turn around the City of Detroit workforce development program before joining DPSF. DPSF makes grants to Detroit public schools in six areas including Career Pathways.

    ICCF, a long-time CCDA member in existence for 43 years, has a current initiative to restore 177 distressed homes in Grand Rapids in addition to their ongoing programs that utilize CCDA principles.

    • Wednesday, October 25, 2017
    • Friday, October 27, 2017
    • Houston, Texas


    Details available here.

    Hosted By

    Texas Christian Community Development Network


Past events

Saturday, August 05, 2017 Washington DC Café
Sunday, June 25, 2017 Immersion (northern Alabama)
Friday, April 21, 2017 Peoria Café
Tuesday, April 04, 2017 Milwaukee Café
Friday, March 31, 2017 Working Together to End Poverty in the RGV
Saturday, March 25, 2017 Springfield Café
Thursday, March 02, 2017 2017 Border Southwest CCDA Regional Gathering