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SCD 2016

School of Congregational Development 2017

Thursday, August 17 to Sunday, August 20, 2017

        Atlanta, Georgia

Members

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Profile IconTim Thompson and Naomi Annandale joined School of Congregational Development
Wednesday
Steve Braudt updated their profile
Monday
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Jun 15
Bettye Smallwood Kray is now a member of School of Congregational Development
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Jun 10
Chris Wilterdink left a comment for Royce Porter
"Hey Royce, yes - the applications were open last year and the team has been selected and has begun their planning! Very exciting."
Jun 9
Profile IconEA (Sonny) Reavis, Jr. and Lia Icaza Willetts joined School of Congregational Development
Jun 7
M. Scott Hughes posted a blog post

Small Groups in the Wesleyan Way

What challenges are you facing in your small group ministry? Research indicates that the focus of many small groups centers around self-improvement and the interests of the participants. Like too many of our Sunday School classes, small groups can also be centered on content, intellectual growth, and personal edification that reinforce a consumerist mindset (i.e. that the church is the dispenser of goods, programs, and services, that satisfy the wants of its audience).The Small Groups in the…See More
Jun 6
Royce Porter left a comment for Chris Wilterdink
"Were the selections made for the design team for next youth event?"
Jun 6
Douglas Ruffle and M. Scott Hughes are now friends
Jun 5
Nora Colmenares posted a blog post

Exploring Social Enterprise as a Way Forward

We often see churches with fairly well-maintained buildings that are used a couple of hours a week. Often these churches are in communities that are diverse in various ways; and often these churches have a homogeneous membership that has been declining, and they find it challenging to connect with their diverse neighbors.I invite you to consider a way forward, which requires the following steps:Listen to your neighbors, but dont ask them "what do you need;" Ask them: "what are your dreams and…See More
Jun 1
Profile IconKristin Heiden, Eric Lee, Brian Tillman and 1 more joined School of Congregational Development
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Eric Lee updated their profile
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Brian Tillman updated their profile
Jun 1
 

SCD 2017 Atlanta Quick Look

                      Register at www.scdumc.org

Click Here for this years Quick Look which gives you an overview of all the sessions offered this year.

NEW FOR SCD 2017 ATLANTA

1.  We will be meeting at Peachtree Road UMC

2.  Lower costs for registration

3.  More optional workshops

4.  Opportunity to visit dynamic Atlanta UMC churches on Sunday

Schedule

Thursday, August 17

  9:00 am  Pre-Conference Seminars

12:00 pm  Break

  2:00 pm  Opening Worship

  4:00 pm  Seminars

  5:30 pm  Break - dinner on your own

  7:30 pm  Plenary

Friday, August 18

  8:30 am  Plenary

10:30 am  Workshops

12:00 pm  Lunch provided at church

12:30 pm  IdeaMarts

  2:00 pm  Workshops

  3:15 pm  Break

  3:45 pm  Workshops

  5:00 pm  Dinner and evening on your own

Saturday, August 19

  8:30 am  Plenary

10:30 am  Workshops

12:00 pm  Lunch provided at church

12:30 pm  IdeaMarts

  2:00 pm  Plenary

  4:00 pm  Plenary

  5:30 pm  Dinner and evening on your own

Sunday, August 20

  Worship at area churches

Blog Posts

Small Groups in the Wesleyan Way

Posted by M. Scott Hughes on June 1, 2017 at 1:42pm

Exploring Social Enterprise as a Way Forward

Posted by Nora Colmenares on May 25, 2017 at 12:53pm

Adopting a Missionary Mindset

Posted by Douglas Ruffle on May 11, 2017 at 7:56pm

SCD 2017 SCHOLARSHIPS

Posted by Craig Miller on April 28, 2017 at 11:04am

Bishops to Lead Conference Leaders Sessions

Posted by Craig Miller on April 6, 2017 at 1:30pm

Covenant Discipleship with Youth

Posted by Chris Wilterdink on March 22, 2016 at 2:20pm

 
 
 

Event Costs and Lodging

REGISTRATION RATES AND DEADLINES:

Regular:       $375 by July 18
Late/on-site: $425
(lower costs than last year)

 

Hotel

Atlanta Marriott Buckhead

3405 Lenox Rd NE

Atlanta, GA  30326

404-261-925
Cut off date July 5, 2017


Within walking distance of MARTA and Peachtree Road UMC

 

$149.00 Single/Double plus (current tax 16% and $5.00 Hotel/Motel Fee

*Plus $10.00 each additional person*

 

-breakfast included

-free self-parking

-internet in guest rooms

 

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