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Riding the wave of ministry: reflections on Momentum SCD2018

It’s been several years since I attended the School of Congregational Development and I still think it is one of the most worthwhile United Methodist conferences I have been to. This year we gathered in San Diego, California and building on the imagery of waves and surfing, the 2018 theme was “Momentum.” I am so in love with the United Methodist connection. This year’s school was one of the most diverse in terms of ethnicity and age. It was great to bump into and catch up with long time friends…See More
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Riding the wave of ministry: reflections on Momentum SCD2018

It’s been several years since I attended the School of Congregational Development and I still think it is one of the most worthwhile United Methodist conferences I have been to. This year we gathered in San Diego, California and building on the imagery of waves and surfing, the 2018 theme was “Momentum.”

 

I am so in love with the United Methodist connection. This year’s school was one of the most diverse in terms of ethnicity and age. It was great to bump into and catch up…

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Added by Melissa Hinnen on August 20, 2018 at 4:26pm — No Comments

SCD 2018: Saturday, August 18th, Morning Schedule

  6:30 am Breakfast provided for those with tickets

 

 

  8:00 am  Online Teaching Event - English

Sunrise

 

  8:30 am IDEAMARTS 1

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Added by Craig Miller on August 18, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments

SCD 2018: Friday, August 17th, Afternoon Schedule

  2:00 pm Multiply Workshops

 

 

            Conference Leaders

    MULTIPLY 01: Churches on the Edge

Pacific 1

John Farley

         New…

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Added by Craig Miller on August 17, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

SCD 2018: Friday, August 17th, Morning Schedule

  8:30 am Plenary III: From Digital Isolation to Human

                                    Connections: Saving iGen

Pacific Ballroom

Jean Twenge and James Kang

Music-Ruben Torres and John Farley

10:00 am Coffee Break

Lion Fountain Court…

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Added by Craig Miller on August 17, 2018 at 8:30am — No Comments

SCD 2018: Thursday, August 16th, Afternoon and Evening Schedule

2:00 pm Launch Workshops

 

 

                 Conference Leaders

    LAUNCH 01: Supporting Multi Churches

Pacific 1

Duane Anders, Dottie  Escobedo-Frank…

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Added by Craig Miller on August 16, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments

SCD 2018: Thursday, August 16th - Morning Schedule

  6:30 am Breakfast provided for those with

                 tickets

 

 

  8:30 am Plenary 1: From Lost to Found

Pacific Ballroom

Sam Yun and Emma…

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Added by Craig Miller on August 16, 2018 at 6:00am — No Comments

SCD 2018: Wednesday, August 15th Afternoon Schedule

ALL SESSIONS ARE AT TOWN AND COUNTRY

 

2:00 pm  Pre-Conference Seminars

Sponsored by the Upper Room

 

 

PRE 01: Congregational Development Network…

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Added by Craig Miller on August 15, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments

Getting Ready and Excited !

Last 2010, I was blessed to attend SCD in Nashville Tennesse through Rev. Dr. Bener Agtarap and truly i cherished that wonderful learning experience. Praise be to God! Another blessings and opportunity for me to attend and learned more to this prestigious event. I pray for a victoriuos and full of wisdom discussion and lectures from chosen speakers and lecturers. Thank you for the scholarship grant that was given to me and thank you for the Board of Discipleship Ministries especially…

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Added by Oliver Mangubat on August 13, 2018 at 11:42am — 2 Comments

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…

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Added by Craig Miller on May 29, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments

Jean Twenge to Speak at SCD 2018 San Diego

Jean Twenge, author of Generation Me and the newly released iGen will be one of…

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Added by Craig Miller on November 6, 2017 at 12:35pm — 1 Comment

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…

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Added by M. Scott Hughes on June 1, 2017 at 1:42pm — No Comments

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:…
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Added by Nora Colmenares on May 25, 2017 at 12:53pm — No Comments

Adopting a Missionary Mindset

The following excerpt was first published in the Lewis Center's LEADING IDEAS publication:

Adopting a Missionary Mindset

Douglas Ruffle

 

I learned some things as a missionary that I think are relevant to challenges faced by churches in the twenty-first century. The things I had to learn -- another language, an alternative culture, unfamiliar music, new art, a different way of dressing, a change in my mode of transportation,…

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Added by Douglas Ruffle on May 11, 2017 at 7:56pm — No Comments

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