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SCD 2015 Indianapolis

School of Congregational Development 2015

Thursday, August 13 to Sunday, August 16, 2015

Indianapolis, Indiana

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Allison Sauls is now a member of School of Congregational Development
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April Casperson updated their profile
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Craig Miller posted a blog post

Get Ready for SCD 2015 by Reading American Saint

As a lifelong Methodist, I have been well-versed in the life and thoughts of John Wesley.   What sets John and the Holy Club apart is they were the leaders of the Methodist movement that swept across England.  Their writings and  practices inform our understanding of theology, grace, and our relationship to Jesus.   But what about The United Methodist Church? To whom should we look to understand our polity, our way of connecting with our communities, and how the newly born church experienced…See More
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Ken Willard is now a member of School of Congregational Development
Apr 28
Craig Miller posted a blog post

What's a SCD Cohort?

REMINDER: EARLY BIRD FINISHES ON THURSDAY, APRIL 30TH!What’s a SCD Cohort? Deep change and learning takes time, commitment, and a group of fellow travelers to encourage each other and to hold one another accountable.  For those interested in such an experience, SCD 2015 is offering two cohorts, one on Creating Viral Faith Communities and the other on Wesleyan Discipleship.  The cohorts will start off by meeting at SCD 2015 during the ministry track times on Friday afternoon and Saturday…See More
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Profile IconJulie Yoder Elmore, Steven Wiseman and Jeremy Embry joined School of Congregational Development
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Paul Helmick is now a member of School of Congregational Development
Apr 21
Nora Colmenares commented on Nora Colmenares's blog post Churches, stop helping people. Instead ....
"Bobby, those "in obvious need" are not the only ones entrenched in this attitude. Others such as church leaders, church members, are also entrenched. Focusing on helping others makes us feel good, and often we rather assume what others…"
Apr 15
bobby g black commented on Nora Colmenares's blog post Churches, stop helping people. Instead ....
"I read the Broadway article and was enthused by the change in attitude towards those in obvious need from what do you need? to what do you have?  The possibility of those who have become entrenched in their neediness to the detriment of how…"
Apr 15
bobby g black updated their profile
Apr 15
Nora Colmenares posted a blog post

Churches, stop helping people. Instead ....

From an article by Mike Maher, pastor of Broadway UMC.“The church, and me in particular,” Mather said, “has done a lot of work where we have treated the people around us as if, at worst, they are a different species and, at best, as if they are people to be pitied and helped by us.”With that in mind Broadway UMC has -- for more than a decade now -- been reorienting itself. Rather than a bestower of blessings, the church is aiming to be something more humble.“The church decided its call was to…See More
Apr 15
bobby g black is now a member of School of Congregational Development
Apr 15
 

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 (Part 1)
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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