ABCD for Faith-Rooted Organizations: Training Opportunity

ABCD for Faith-Rooted Organizations: Training Opportunity

Wednesday October 31 2018, 8:30 AM
@ DePaul University Center, Chicago IL USA

What: The Faith-Rooted Working Group of the ABCD Institute is offering training focused on your congregation and its relationship to its neighbors. The One Day Training (the day before the CCDA Chicago Conference) on October 31st, includes:

  • Tools for asset-mapping your congregation
  • Stories and inspirations to open up creative new ways of doing things
  • Strategies to connect people over difficult issues facing communities
  • Experiential training in your immediate neighborhood
  • Ways of overcoming the deeply-ingrained charity model

When and Where:

October 31, 2018
DePaul University Conference Center
1 E. Jackson, Room 8002
Chicago, IL 60604
8:30 am-5:00 pm

Who Should Attend: Members of Faith-Rooter Organizations or congregations interested in raising questions like these:

  • Are your doors to community open or closed? Are only members permitted in?
  • Is the only community you know the one inside your doors?
  • Do you start with scarcity rather than abundance in seeking to live out God’s call to be good neighbors?
  • Do you want to have more than a charity relationship outside your doors?
  • Are these hard questions to answer? Good!

Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) is a way of envisioning community that provides new insight into communities on both sides of those doors. 

Workshop Leaders: The workshop will be led by CCDA leaders and ABCD Institute Faculty members Richard Townsell and Mary Nelson, ABCD Institute Fellows Melissa Browning and John Unger.

Registration Fee:  $150 for individuals | $125 if registered for CCDA Conference | $100 each for group of 5 or more registering. For questions, contact Kim Hopes

Maximum Number of Registrants: 40 participants on a first come, first served basis, therefore register early!

Go to or directly to our Eventbrite site to complete your registration.

For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations please contact Kim Hopes at 773-325-8344 or Two weeks advance notice will allow for appropriate planning.

This event will be streamed for participants who cannot attend in person due to caregiver responsibilities. Contact Kim Hopes at the above email to request lactation spaces and a list of local childcare providers. See Eventbrite site.

ABCD Faith Rooted Workshops can be set up in your own location upon request contact Kim Hopes


Kim Hopes