School of Congregational Development 2016
Into the Deep: Discover, Engage, Equip, Possibilities
When: August 17-20, 2016
Where: Hilton Orrington Hotel
Evanston, Illinois (Chicago)
Hosted by the Northern Illinois Conference and Garrett-Evangelical Seminary
Sponsored by Discipleship Ministries, Path1, and Global Ministries
This year's theme is based on John 21 when Jesus said to his disciples, "Cast the net to the right side of the boat, and you will find some." So they cast it, and now they were not able to haul it in because there were so many fish.
Bishop Sally Dyck noted that in that call, Jesus asked his disciples to do something different, to put their nets on the other side. In our context leaders in ministry are challenged to get outside their comfort zones to engage the multi-cultural context of our cities and rural communities.
At SCD 2016 we will be called to go Into The Deep to Discover, Engage, be Equipped, and to live into the Possibilities that surround us as we share the grace and love of Jesus Christ in our congregations and communities.