South TX (Region 3) Training Event in McAllen – March 31, 2017:


We are partnering with several ministries in the McAllen area to provide a training in South Texas focused on moving from relief to empowerment and development.

Date:  Friday, March 31, 2017

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location:  Calvary Baptist Church, 1600 Harvey Dr., McAllen, TX 78501.

Speakers: Noel Castellanos, Sister Norma Pimentel & Jimmy Dorrell

Registration fee:  $15.00


***The complete schedule, speakers and sessions will be posted this winter. Check back here for details.***

8:00-9:00 am – Registration and coffee

9:00-10:15 am – Opening Session: Noel Castellanos


10:30-12:00pm – Breakout workshops


1:00-2:30pm – Breakout workshops


2:45-4:00pm – Panel with Sister Norma Pimentel

4:00-5:00pm – Closing Session: Jimmy Dorrell

Hosted by: TxCCDN and Calvary Baptist Church in McAllen

Workshop Sessions and Speakers (10:30am – 12:00pm & 1:00pm – 2:30pm)

Poverty Alleviation

Title: Imparting Dignity to those we serve
Speaker: Elia Moreno, Cal Farley

Title: The risks of poverty alleviation
Speaker: Chad Mason, Calvary Baptist

Capacity Building

Title: Nonprofit Board Development
Speaker: Javier Perez, Buckner

Title: Fundraising and Grant writing
Speaker: Paul and Monica Bauer


Title: Literacy/ ESL
Speaker: Kari Rogers, Upbring

Title: The Story of a Refugee Shelter
Speaker: Eli Fernandez, Sacred Heart Shelter

Title: Human Trafficking
Speaker: Tracy Hughes, Tamar’s Tapestry

Additional Training Events:

One of the purposes of the Texas Christian Community Development Network is to provide great training in Christian community development practices statewide.  Our one-day trainings typically focus on a specific area or aspect of community development.  We try and bring the trainings to areas where we are not holding our annual conference so that we can widen our reach and make the trainings accessible to more regions of the state.

In order to bring a training to a region, TxCCDN looks for partners who can work with us on the ground and help coordinate the event.  After doing this for a while, we can tell you that the most successful trainings are those that have local partners involved and address specific needs identified by the local organizations.

Are you interested in hosting TxCCDN for a training in your area or at your organization or church?  Read this handy PDF to learn how it works:  TxCCDN Regional Trainings – Information for Local Hosts.


Please email our Statewide Coordinator:  director@txccdn.net.