Each year, the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) National Conference draws over 2,500 people from around the world to share in best practices of Christian Community Development. Practitioners teach workshops around relevant themes and find support by networking with others facing similar challenges. Partners offer valuable resources, assisting practitioners in their community transformation efforts. Advocates bring attention to issues affecting people at the grassroots. And provocative speakers challenge our assumptions about what it means to embody Christ's love to the poor in our communities.
Looking Forward: 2013 New Orleans
"The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor."
Join us for the 2013 New Orleans National Conference, September 11-14, 2013
What people are saying about the 2012 National Conference:
“Seeing small groups of committed individuals, often racially and ethnically diverse and dedicated to their own local settings, coming to the conference was the highpoint for me. CCDA is a place where I can truly worship among others committed to loving their neighbors as Jesus.”
“The plenary speakers were incredible! Raymond Rivera, the Reconciliation Panel, John Perkins, Richard Twiss, etc. and the huge selection of workshops was very impressive and helpful, too!”
"Hearing testimony with confession and redemption and honest, happy expressions of agape love and the efforts to make worship multi-ethnic and multi-lingual moved me deeply. Seeing small groups of committed individuals, often racially and ethnically diverse and dedicated to their own local settings, coming to the conference, a place where I can truly worship as I feel so many are really wanting to be as Jesus in their love of neighbor.”
Jin Kim's Confession from the Reconciliation Panel