Engaging in Christian Community Development

Focusing on:

  • Urban discipleship and ministry training
  • Economic development
  • Social Enterprise
  • Housing Solutions
  • Job Training
  • Family and Education Programming

Experiencing training in:

A wholistic gospel of ...

  • Incarnational Ministry
  • Gospel Proclamation and Formation
  • Demonstration of Compassion
  • Restoration and Development
  • Confrontation of Injustice

A ministry philosophy of ...

  • Relocation
  • Reconciliation
  • Redistribution
  • Listening to the Community
  • Leadership Development
  • Church-based
  • Wholistic
  • Empowerment


Strategy Narrative

         While the leaders who are a direct part of the network center personally engage in a journey of the praxis of Christian community development, a network center becomes a living laboratory of Christian community development offering urban discipleship and ministry training on a broader and more formal scale.  Essential discipleship methods and immersive and experiential learning, centered on a vision of CCD, the five dimensions of a wholistic gospel (Incarnation, Proclamation and Formation, Demonstration of Compassion, Restoration and Development, and Confronting Injustice) and the eight key components of the CCDA philosophy (Relocation, Reconciliation, Redistribution, Leadership Development, Listening to the Community, Church-based, Wholisitc, Empowerment) become the guiding path for the inspiration, equipping, and mobilizing of the praxis of Christian community development.  Through the development of network centers and the engaging in Christian community development, centers of urban discipleship and ministry training emerge.