Listen, Learn, Love, Link… It’s what the body of Christ is all about.

To be clear, as we join in relationship and love for our neighbors, linking happens; and it’s not a one-way transaction. I am linked to my neighbor’s family, to her friends, to his coworkers, as he’s linked to mine. I’m linked to her understanding of, and worship of God, as she are to mine. We are linked by relationship… a holy, divine relationship borne out of God-like compassion and grace. 

CCDA NOLA is proud and excited to host our very first CCDA NOLA Regional Conference on May 31 – June 1, 2019. The CCDA NOLA network includes some 20 ministries in the greater new Orleans area, and across the Southeast, that are united in our desire to work for the transformation of our neighborhoods using Christian Community Development principles. We been gathering together and supporting one another for over five years. Our relationships are strong. We live, work, and play together. We are UNITED. Rooted in Paul’s words from I Corinthians 13, the UNITED conference will bring us closer together in our shared mission of community restoration. We pray that you’ll unite with us.  Click here to register.
Kevin Kieschnick
CCDA NOLA Facilitator

Early Bird Registration $50.00 until April 30, 2019.  Registration Rate increases to $75.00 on May 1, 2019.  Register today!

Two beautiful hotels on Historic St. Charles Avenue will be available for out-of-town attendees.
Maison St. Charles Hotel and Suites, 1319 St. Charles Avenue, NOLA 70130 504.522.0187
CCDA NOLA rate: $109.00 per night
St. Charles Coach House 2001 St. Charles Avenue, NOLA 70130 504.558.9966
CCDA NOLA rate: $119.99 per night

Urban Impact New Orleans, 2323 South Galvez Street, will be the venue for the conference. Urban Impact is a 10 minute drive
or Uber ride from the hotels, less than 2 miles.

Childcare will be provided. Please complete all appropriate forms.
For more information about the conference, or to inquire about financial assistance, email

Listening is the first step. And listening to our neighbors is fundamental to our existence as children of God. Listening intently, compassionately, critically, holistically, and sincerely is the beginning of any real knowledge of, and love for, my neighbor. It’s through listening that we learn.

If we’ve truly listened and learned about our neighbor, only then can we authentically love them.  The love that God calls us to isn’t a superficial, metaphorical, theoretical love… its deep… it’s intimate…
It’s like the love for a sister, a cousin, it’s a love filled with sacrifice and joy, grief and excitement; like the love God shows for us. As we love, let the linking begin!

Changing the world, one neighborhood at a time.

We learn about our neighbor’s passions. We learn about her strengths, his fears, her contexts, his family experience. By learning about what our neighbor does, what she thinks, how he expresses, what brings him up and her down, we learn who she is. The more we learn about our neighbor, the greater is our love.