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Growing Young: Real Examples of Fuller Youth Institute's Research

AT SCD 2017 I will be involved in leadership during several different pieces of the event! Everything I will share at SCD 2017 has to do with reaching out to make meaningful connections with young people.

A recent publication by the Fuller Youth Institute (Growing Young: 6 Essential Strategies to Help Young People Discover and Love Your Church) by Kara Powell, Brad Griffen, and Jake Mulder is a treasure trove of…


Posted on July 14, 2017 at 9:43am

Covenant Discipleship with Youth

I spend a lot of time figuring out ways of measuring discipleship, and the impact that involvement in church has on the lives of young people. Over the past year, I have noticed a trend that has to do with keeping youth engaged as they grow older. With many younger youth, an invitation to show up is enough to get them to a youth group, a bible study, or other youth ministry activity. The chance to explore and be included in a new group can be a powerful draw for the young. Yet, as they grow…


Posted on March 22, 2016 at 2:20pm

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At 2:31pm on June 6, 2017, Royce Porter said…
Were the selections made for the design team for next youth event?


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Rehab Podcast with Joe Daniels

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Jean Twenge to Speak at SCD 2018 San Diego

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Planting a new church

Posted by Rosario Picardo on August 17, 2017 at 12:13pm

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

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Adopting a Missionary Mindset

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Town and Country Resort is a Great Site for SCD 2018

As we plan the School of Congregational Development, we look for a location that makes it easy for people to participate in the school.  We look for easy access to the airport, restaurants, and the sessions.  The Town and Country Resort meets all those criteria. The main plenary room and the breakout rooms are within walking distance of all the newly refurbished sleepings rooms.The resort sits right next to…See More
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