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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

CCDA - Join the movement along with HFHI

The CCDA vision is to see Christians and the ministries that they lead work effectively to bring the biblically informed philosophy of Christian Community Development to bear in under-resourced neighborhoods, resulting in flourishing neighborhoods for the glory of God!

I have been to 3 of their national conference which were inspirational and beneficial to our neighborhood work. The conference allowed us to connect with other ministries and agencies that do community development. We were able to also connect with some groups from our own community that were at the conference and begin to build significant partnerships.

This past year's conference was held in New Orleans and was attended by 2500 practitioners from around the country and world. It is also so refreshing to see such a diverse group representing many different cultures. While the conference is geared to urban revitalization it also has much to offer those working in rural settings as well.

Finally, it was wonderful to see HFHI represented and teaching a couple of workshops on NRI. I have not seen many affiliates represented at the conference in the past but am hoping we will begin to build a presence. This years conference is September 24-27 in Raleigh, NC and co-hosted by the Wake County Habitat affiliate. So if you can attend it would be a great way to make some new connections and help improve your affiliates impact.

For more information on the Christian Community Development Association and the 2014 National Conference click here: ccda.org

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