We are excited to be bringing Noel Castellanos, the CEO of the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA -www.ccda.org), to El Paso for a CCDA Cafe event. Before the event (Saturday, February 9th), we want to invite ministry leaders & pastors to a special lunch with Noel. This would be a great opportunity to interact with Noel before the event.
This is a free opportunity, but a donation for the meal would be appreciated (collected on the day of the lunch).
This event is 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.
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.