SCD 2012 – St. Louis

Date Posted: 6/20/2012

The 2012 School of Congregational Development will be held Thursday, August 16 to Sunday, August 19, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri.


The School of Congregational Development has built a reputation in United Methodist circles as the premier event for equipping leaders to lead vital, dynamic, life-changing congregations.


This year’s focus on transformation promises to help leaders in conferences, new churches, and existing churches to respond to the overwhelming desire among United Methodists to create vital congregations.


Exciting Seminars, Ministry Tracks, Workshops, and Teaching Churches will be offered at SCD 2012 for conference leaders, new church development, and leaders of existing churches.


Highlights include a Ministry Track on Creating a Missional Church with Reggie McNeal, and four tracks for existing churches that focus on Breaking Growth Barriers: Breaking the 80 Barrier, Breaking the 200 Barrier, Breaking the 400 Barrier, and Barrier Breaking for New Churches.


In addition, seminars will be offered on such topics as Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations, Multi-Culture is the New Church Culture of Growth, and Transforming Urban African American Congregations for Growth.


New this year:

SCD Satellite Experience will be streamed via the Internet from St. Louis to five locations around the country on Saturday. Includes the Plenary with Reggie McNeal

and the Ministry Track on Effectively Using Technology to Grow a Church of Any Size. Cost is $49.00 per person.


• Specific Seminars, Ministry Tracks, and Workshops offered in Spanish


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