TRAINING DAY on Saturday, March 24 with the CCDA Greater Grand Rapids

Come for training in the principles and practice of Christian community development!

Training Day sponsors include World Renew and Grand Rapids Initiative for Leaders

Who should attend? Staff teams, volunteers, board members, church committee members and leadership, students, neighbors 


Contact: For more information email us at

Date: Saturday, March 24
Time: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Potters House High School,
2465 28th Street Southwest, Wyoming, Mich. 49519

Cost: Full Registration is $39
Senior Rate is $19
Student Rate is $19 

(COS will pay this for attendees if you check early enough with Lori)


8–9 a.m. —– Registration and Continental Breakfast (60 minutes)

9–10 a.m. —– Opening session (60 minutes) Worship

Welcome and Announcements

Keynote Speaker: Reesheda N. Washington, Executive Director of Communities First

Association and Co-Founder of Live Cafe, Chicago

10–10:30 a.m. —– Break and Networking (30 minutes)

10:30–12:30 p.m. —– Breakouts (120 minutes)

  • Affordable Housing presented by Inner City Christian Federation
  • Asset-based Community Development presented by Reesheda N. Washington and Rachel VerWys
  • Church with Community: Listening (presenters to be announced)
  • Education (presenters include Crosswinds Church)
  • Leadership Development with CCDA Principles (presented by Grand Rapids Initiative for Leaders)
  • Multiple Bottom Lines: Exploring Practical Solutions For Your Enterprise

(presenter: Dr. Justin Beene, Grand Rapids Center for Community Transformation)

  • Reconciliation Dynamics presented by Congregations Organizing for Racial Reconciliation

12:30–2 p.m. —– Lunch and Closing Session (90 minutes)

Opportunities for Continuing Education with the Christian Community Development Association

A Word from the CCDA National Office