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El Paso CCDA Cafe
Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM (MST)
El Paso, TX
Noel Castellanos, the CEO of the Christian Community Development Association (www.ccda.org), will be coming to El Paso to speak about the church's role in working among the marginalized & disenfranchised. The CCDA which is a well known national Christian organization working in the areas of justice & community development.
The goals of this event are:
- Provide basic info about what it takes for the church to be involved in long-term transformational development in local communities.
- Connect individuals, churches, ministries from across El Paso with a similar desire to reach out to those in need in our respective neighborhoods.
We are privileged & thankful to have Noel help lead this event.
LUNCH AND CHILDCARE ARE PROVIDED. If you need childcare, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, how many children needing care, & if they have food allergies. Thank you!
This is a free opportunity sponsored by Buckner Children & Family Services, Church of St. Clements, Ciudad Nueva Community Outreach, First Baptist Church of El Paso, First Christian Church of El Paso, Forge El Paso, Iglesia Luterana Cristo Rey, Mustard Seed Cafe, Paseo Church, St. Francis Anglican Church, St. Patricks Catholic Church, Trinity-First United Methodist Church, & Wayside Teen Center.
When & Where
El Paso CCDA
The Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) is a network of Christians committed to seeing people and communities wholistically restored. We believe that God wants to restore us not only to right relationship with Himself but also with our own true selves, our families and our communities. Not just spiritually, but emotionally, physically, economically, and socially. Not by offering mercy alone, but by undergirding mercy with justice.
To this end, we follow Jesus's example of reconciliation. We go where the brokenness is. We live among the people in some of America's neediest neighborhoods. We become one with our neighbors until there is no longer an "us" and "them" but only a "we." And, in the words of the Prophet Jeremiah, "we work and pray for the well-being of our city [or neighborhood]," trusting that if the entire community does well and prospers, then we will prosper also.