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2010 News and Features


Digital camera; viewfinder 2010 Photo Gallery

Saturday, July 31
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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.


Frame from the film Lost in Woonsocket.Film Ignites Discussion on Launching Ministries to Respond to Homelessness and Addiction

Special Program on Substance Abuse & Related Violence News
8/2/10: Participants at SCD 2010 watched the award-winning film, Lost in Woonsocket, which provides a unique glimpse into the hopes and struggles of two homeless alcoholics.


Bishop SwansonSeven Addresses to be Webcast from School of Congregational Development

Global Ministries News
7/23/10: Those unable to travel to Nashville can still participate during live webcasts via Facebook and Twitter starting July 29th.


Rev. Stephen Handy: McKendree United Methodist Church in downtown NashvilleHistory Greets Tomorrow at Nashville Church

by Elliott Wright
8/5/10: Five years ago the odds were not good that McKendree UMC would see its 225th birthday in 2012. Today, it is a bright spot among churches struggling to make a comeback.