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Transformation Think Tank

Guest Reflections on Community Transformation

Here we feature monthly reflections by local, regional or national leaders who have significant experience in community transformation. We are asking them to reflect on what’s working and why, what’s not working and why, and what’s not being tried that should be.

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Vision, Purpose and Initiatives

CCT Vision — What We See

A Central Valley defined by equal access to all the blessings of our region—an abundant community that flourishes with entrepreneurial creativity, spiritual freedom, economic vitality and justice, environmental integrity, cross cultural/social collaboration and political health.

CCT Purpose — Why We Exist

To provide a faith-rooted, institutional engine and catalyst for systemic and sustainable transformation into a unique region of communities characterized by abundance and peace.

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Seeking the City

By Chad Brand and Tom Pratt


One of the greatest tensions that exists intellectually for followers of Christ, who seek to live out a Biblical worldview on a daily basis, is how this affects our economic and political life. How do we translate Biblical values in the marketplace and town hall? Politics and economics are interwoven, each affecting the other. Historically, religious bodies have been involved in analyzing and defining the responsibilities of their followers in each realm.


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The Center for Community Transformation (CCT) operates a bit like a non-profit but within a university. Like many such agencies, we must raise a significant portion of our budget from charitable donations. We appreciate whatever you can give to help us make progress in accomplishing our mission.

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