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SCD 2015 Indianapolis

School of Congregational Development 2015

Thursday, August 13 to Sunday, August 16, 2015

Indianapolis, Indiana

REGISTRATION 

Members

Latest Activity

Jim Fisher is now a member of School of Congregational Development
Thursday
Gary Priddy is now a member of School of Congregational Development
Tuesday
Johnsie W. Cogman updated their profile
Jun 24
Profile IconSarah Calvert and Josephine Chesson joined School of Congregational Development
Jun 23
Josephine Chesson updated their profile
Jun 22
Lisa Jones is now a member of School of Congregational Development
Jun 17
Robert J. Weeks is now a member of School of Congregational Development
Jun 15
Martin G. McCain is now a member of School of Congregational Development
Jun 7
Jacqueline Raineri is now a member of School of Congregational Development
Jun 2
Nora Colmenares posted a blog post

By 2021 the Majority of People 20 and under will be Non-White

Study after study share with us about the rapidly changing face of the United States. Yet, sadly but not surprising, while the total US population is about 40% non-White, the latest numbers (2013) show that  more than 90% of the UMC membership is White. http://www.brookings.edu/research/essays/2015/changingfaceoftheheartland The image above shows the years when different age groups will become majority…See More
Jun 1
Chris Wilterdink posted a blog post

Coffee Talk

I've been a part of many conversations about young adults and youth that aren't in church. How to reach those that aren't coming to worship, aren't connected, and on and on. I'm sure that at SCD 2015, I'll be part of more of those conversations - connecting with nones and others outside of a church's sphere of influence.At SCD 2015, I also hope to be a part of lots of conversations about what a church does when they do have young people who visit. How to nurture a relationship that leads to…See More
Jun 1
Scott Bradford is now a member of School of Congregational Development
Jun 1
Calvin Haines is now a member of School of Congregational Development
May 30
Mary Brown is now a member of School of Congregational Development
May 29
Craig Miller posted a blog post

The Problem with “Nones”

Over the years, the Christian community has been very creative in the terms it uses to categorize people who are not coming to church. “Unbelievers” was in vogue in the 1960s and 1970s. These were the people who did not believe in Jesus. The church’s job was to convince them to believe by using tracts like the “Four Spiritual Laws” to change their minds. In the 1980s and 1990s, the term “seekers” was used to describe people who did not come to church but were interested in spirituality of some…See More
May 27
Profile IconByoungwk Jeon and Oliver Campbell joined School of Congregational Development
May 26
 

SCD 2015 Schedule

Thursday, August 13, 2015
  7:45 AM Registration
  8:30 AM Pre-Conference Seminars
12:00 PM Lunch Break (on your own)
  2:00 PM Opening Worship & Communion: Bishop Coyner
  4:00 PM Seminars (Part 1)
  5:30 PM Dinner on your own
  7:30 PM Plenary: Romal Tune
Friday, August 14, 2015
  8:00 AM Morning Prayer
  8:30 AM Seminars (Continued from Thursday Afternoon)
10:30 AM Break
11:00 AM Plenary: Juanita Rasmus & John Edgar
12:15 PM Box lunches (at hotel)
12:30 PM Friday Lunch Idea Marts
  1:45 PM Ministry Tracks
  5:00 PM Dinner on your own
Saturday, August 15, 2014
  6:30 AM Continental Breakfast for hotel guests)
  8:00 AM Morning Prayer
  8:30 AM Ministry Tracks  (Continued from Friday afternoon)
10:00 AM Registration for Saturday Participants
10:30 AM Plenary: John Wigger
11:45 PM Box Lunches (at hotel)
12:00 PM Saturday Lunch Idea Marts
  1:00 PM Plenary: Ed Stetzer
  2:30 PM Leading Ideas Workshops
  4:00 PM Worship: Jennifer Pick
  5:00 PM End of Day
Sunday, August 18, 2013
  8:30 AM Worship at hotel: Sergio/Janie Reyes
  9:30 AM End of Event

 
 
 

Event Costs and Lodging

REGISTRATION RATES AND DEADLINES:

Early Bird:    $375 by April 15

Regular:       $425 by July 15
Late/on-site: $475

Registration fees include all teaching sessions and a box lunch on Friday and Saturday. Participants are responsible for transportation to the hotel, lodging, and meals.

 

Additional fees:

 

Pre-Conference Session:  $25.00

Thursday morning offerings from 8:30 am - 12 noon.

Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel at Keystone Crossing
8787 Keystone Crossing, Indianapolis, IN 46240

(317) 846-2700

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