Tag Archive: Congregational Development

Learning opportunity: Staff Leadership Training for pastors

Pastors moving from solo staffed or part-time staff to full-time staff responsibilities are encouraged to attend “Staff Leadership Training – Need to Know, Good to Know, and Best to Know,” a learning opportunity sponsored by the Bishop’s Cabinet and the Office of Congregational Development of the South Carolina Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. …

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Hispanic/Latino Task Force looking for new members

The Hispanic/Latino Task Force of the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church is opening up to new members. The deadline to apply is Feb 28. The Hispanic/Latino Task Force seeks to promote inclusion and advocate for the rights of the Hispanic/Latino population in South Carolina. It also seeks to develop Hispanic/Latino leaders within …

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2016 apportionment giving surpasses 2015

South Carolina’s United Methodist churches paid just over 92 percent of their apportionment giving for 2016, surpassing the 2015 rate of 91 percent. Leaders of the S.C. Conference of the United Methodist Church cheered the increased giving rate – to 92.03 percent in 2016 from 91.13 percent a year earlier. “It is truly a blessing that – for …

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Together, We Do More – Congregational Development

“10 Days of Connectional Giving” Apportionment giving dedicated to Congregational Development pays for the future for new believers as well as seasoned members of United Methodist churches in South Carolina. “It gives voice to the witness of our faith and our commitment to the Great Commission,” said the Rev. Sara White, director of congregational development for the S.C. Conference …

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Church defined

What if it’s time to re-examine what we mean when we identify using the name “church”? One of my favorite stories from the past year is the account of a children’s choir that learned the old children’s song “The Church is the People.” They learned the song for a festival occasion—when Bishop Jonathan Holston was …

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