School of Congregational Development

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SCD 2016

School of Congregational Development 2017

Wednesday, August 16 to Saturday, August 19, 2017

        Atlanta, Georgia

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A garden of budding relationships

I'm sitting here in a pancake house on the North side of Chicago. I'm from Columbus, Ohio, which is bigger than a small city but far from the density and sprawl of Chicagoland. The past day or two, I've been struggling with the tension between enjoying my time, or at least being mindful of my experience,  and using my smartphone, which takes me out of awareness of the city and its people moving with me along its sidewalks. If, as I was taught in an introductory communications course,…See More
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Deepening Your Effectiveness - Developing Effective Discipleship Systems

This is a group for those who are passionate about revitalization & intentional discipleship in the local church.See More
Aug 16
 

SCD 2016 Schedule

Follow-up SCD 2016

                

Developing Your Ministry Plan Series this October

Bring your team together to use the SCD Ministry Plan to develop a focus for your church. During the 60-minute sessions you will learn key principals for congregational development, focus on key areas of  ministry, and engage in a time of learning for your whole team.  Join all four webinars to build your team and implement new ideas for vital congregational ministry. All sessions will be recorded. 
Led by Craig Kennet Miller, Discipleship Ministries.

 

Developing Your Ministry Plan 1:
Congregational DNA

Tuesday, Oct 4,  7:00 pm Central Time (8 pm Eastern, 5 pm Pacific)

Learn about the spiritual life of the leaders and congregational DNA.
Register for Ministry Plan 1

Developing Your Ministry Plan 2:
Discovering your Congregation’s Niche

Tuesday, Oct. 11, 7:00 pm Central Time (8 pm Eastern, 5 pm Pacific)

Understanding the missional context of your congregation and your community is key for creating ministry that connects to newcomers.

Register for Ministry Plan 2

Developing Your Ministry Plan 3:
Discovering your Discipleship Process
Tuesday, Oct. 18,  7:00 pm Central Time (8 pm Eastern, 5 pm Pacific)

This session focuses on three key areas of congregational life: leadership, small groups, and social outreach.
Register for Ministry Plan 3

Developing Your Ministry Plan 4:
Worship and the next 12 Months
Tuesday, Oct. 25, 7:00 pm Central Time (8 pm Eastern, 5 pm Pacific)

Building on the previous three sessions, your team will be guided in a process to identify key steps for your congregational development. The focus will be on worship as well as thinking about putting your ideas into action.
Register for Ministry Plan 4
 

Blog Posts

A garden of budding relationships

Posted by Mark Reed on August 17, 2016 at 11:45am

Downtown Evanston Restaurants

Posted by Craig Miller on August 16, 2016 at 12:39am

Travel Direction From Airports and Chicago

Posted by Craig Miller on August 16, 2016 at 12:27am

NEW HOTEL ADDED

Posted by Craig Miller on July 16, 2016 at 7:51am

Why Is the UMC growing outside the U.S.?

Posted by Craig Miller on June 23, 2016 at 9:51am

Can Small Churches Thrive?

Posted by Craig Miller on June 9, 2016 at 11:17am

Focus on the City at SCD 2016

Posted by Craig Miller on March 29, 2016 at 10:18am

 
 
 

Event Costs and Lodging

REGISTRATION RATES AND DEADLINES:

Early Bird:    $375 by April 30

Regular:       $425 by July 18
Late/on-site: $475

 

Details Forthcoming!

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