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CCDA Principles

CCDA Principle: Leadership Development

This is our second post from an 8-part series on the principles of CCDA (Christian Community Development Association), and how they apply to our ministry context in Boston.

Leadership development is essential for sustained change in our community because it is rooted in the biblical desire to equip people to grow in their God-given gifts (Ephesians 4:13).

We believe that every neighbor, volunteer, and staff has potential for leadership in their lives. Leadership is about influence. Even a 7-year-old boy at Homework Center can have influence. Developing servant-leaders like Jesus Christ means nurtuing qualities such as a willingness to sacrifice; … Read the rest...

CCDA Principle: Relocation

This is our first post from an 8-part series on the principles of CCDA (Christian Community Development Association), and how they apply to our ministry context in Boston.

 

By Liz Cressy 

In the Bible, John writes “The Word (Jesus) became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood” (John 1:14, The Message). Jesus’ example inspires us. Relocation is about being present. It is neither paternalistic nor about moving people, rather it is an “unconditional commitment to a particular neighborhood.” Pastor Wayne Gordon* writes, “relocation entails desiring for our neighbors…what we desire for ourselves.” Jesus came from heaven to … Read the rest...

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