The Christian Community Development Association is proud to host a CCDA Café featuring CEO Noel Castellanos’ new book Where the Cross Meets the Street: What Happens to the Neighborhood When God is at the Center.
Proclaiming the gospel and forming the faithful: these are the most practiced disciplines of the evangelical church. As central as these disciplines are, however, they are only part of the story. And as Noel has learned over a lifetime of ministry and mission, the neglect of the gospel's full implications for the world has contributed to the erosion of communities and the languishing of poor and other marginalized people.
In Where the Cross Meets the Street Noel shows the strengths and limitations of a narrowly focused church and broadens our imaginations to embrace a gospel that proclaims Christ and forms disciples. This life-giving gospel also demonstrates compassion, confronts injustice and restores individuals and communities to wholeness. This is the whole work of the cross; this is the privilege of those who follow the Word made flesh.
The Christian Community Development Association
(CCDA) is a network of Christians committed to engaging with people and communities in the process of transformation. For over 25 years, CCDA has aimed to inspire, train, and connect Christians who seek to bear witness to the Kingdom of God by reclaiming and restoring under-resourced communities. CCDA walks alongside local practitioners and partners as they live out Christian Community Development by loving their neighbors.