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School of Congregational Development 2011

Sponsored by the General Board of Global Ministries, the General Board of Discipleship, and Path1, the 2011 United Methodist School of Congregational Development was held in Dallas, Texas. CDs and DVDs of worship and plenary sessions are available at gntv.info.

The School of Congregational Development is an annual event aimed at helping annual conferences and congregations "grow the church" through new congregational starts and the strengthening of existing congregations.


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2011 News and Features


Multicultural Congregational Development: Worship, Leadership, and Community Development

by Melissa Hinnen

7/29/11: A diverse group learned how to build a multicultural congregation at the School of Congregational Development.


Churches Respond to the Call to Action

by Melissa Hinnen
7/28/11: The Vital Congregation Intensive at the 2011 School of Congregational Development was filled with people eager to discuss the denomination's new "Call to Action."


Bishop Earl BledsoeChurches Encouraged to Move from Being Crisis-Centered to Christ-Centered

by Melissa Hinnen
07/27/11: The 2011 School of Congregational Development theme is changing church culture for transformation.


2010 News and Features


Digital camera; viewfinder 2010 Photo Gallery

Saturday, July 31
Friday, July 30
Thursday, July 29


Rev. Rob Huckaby is executive pastor of Brentwood United Methodist Church in Tennessee.Possibilities and Pitfalls in Ministry Partnerships

by Elliott Wright
8/5/10: Congregational growth and vitality can result only with ministries from the heart.


Dr. Tony CampoloUMCOR in Spotlight at School of Congregational Development

by Elliott Wright
8/2/10: Disaster relief was in the spotlight at a public celebration during SCD 2010.


Communion at SCD 2010Ethnic and Cross-Cultural Churches Important in United Methodist Future

by Elliott Wright
8/3/10: Many courses and presentations at the 2010 School of Congregational Development touched on shifting demographics as both a challenge and opportunity.


Worship at SCD 2010Church Developers Urged to Spend Quality Time with Jesus

by Elliott Wright
7/29/10: Bishop Larry Goodpaster asks "Can others see Jesus reflected in you?" He adds that effective congregational development begins and ends with witness to Jesus Christ.


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