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2008 News and Features


Digital camera; viewfinder 2008 Photo Gallery

Photos from the Orlando, Florida, campus and from the Grand Rapids, Michigan, campus of the 2008 School of Congregational Development.

SCDCross Church Development School Explores Christian Witness in the 21st Century

by Elliott Wright and Mary Beth Coudal
Three basic themes stood out at the 2008 United Methodist School of Congregational Development.


Rev. Jim Walker - Hot Metal Bridge.Dramatically Different Concept of' 'Church' Based on the Extreme Example of Jesus

by Mary Beth Coudal
8/5/08: Rev. Jim Walker's Hot Metal Bridge fellowship meets in a bar, a tattoo parlor, and around a table.


The Rev. Craig MillerChurch Developers Explore United Methodist 'Myths'

by Linda Green
8/4/08: The Rev. Craig Miller led a workshop about myths during the 2008 United Methodist School of Congregational Development.


Eclectic congregation worship service. An Old First Church Sustains Its Momentum and Lives into the Future

by Elliott Wright
8/4/08: "We value every generation," says the Rev. Doug Kokx of Clermont First in Florida.


Rev. Carol Howard MerrittChurch? What Is Church? 'Wandering Generation' Looks for Connections

by Elliott Wright
8/4/08: The author of Tribal Church: Ministering to the Missing Generation urges us to think about 'church' a little differently.


Marcia McFee leads music seminars for church groups.Seminar Explores Musical Options For Worship in a New Church Start

by Elliott Wright
8/2/08: What kind of music is best for worship? Marcia McFee's seminar explored that issue at a seminar in Orlando.



2008 News and Features


Mark Beeson'Change Is Good,' Pastor Tells Church Development Conference

Global Ministries News
8/2/2008: In the video, the face of the pastor is pasted onto the dancing body of Napoleon Dynamite, the title character in a cult comedy movie of 2004.

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