The Institute of Congregational Development provides vital training to leaders in the area of new church planting and revitalization. This one-year process includes 12 on-site sessions, 12 online sessions, reading assignments, covenant group meetings, field trips and the opportunity to learn, share and celebrate alongside a dynamic group of clergy and laity from across the state.

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The cost of the ICD is $1,700, paid in two installments: The first payment of $850 is due at the time of registration and the second payment of $850 is due on March 31, 2017. This registration cost covers lodging, meals, speakers and materials, as well as three field trips to the School of Congregational Development, Church of the Resurrection and The Gathering UMC in St. Louis.

To register, all participants must submit an application form and an essay regarding their reasons for considering this opportunity. An interview is also required. We encourage all clergy to use their continuing education funds to cover the cost of registration.

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2018 ICD and IDC Schedules

ICD Schedule

Each on-site session consists of one full day and one half day. Locations of sessions are still to be determined but will most likely be in the south-central part of the state. Session topics are subject to change depending on availability of keynote speakers.

Date Topic Speaker Location
January 16-17, 2018 Overview of the Seven Seasons TBD TBD
February 6-7, 2018 Season of Discerning TBD TBD
March 6-7, 2018 Season of Visioning TBD TBD
April 10-11, 2018 Season of Gathering TBD TBD
May 15-16, 2018 Field Trip #1: The Gathering UMC, St. Louis TBD St. Louis
June 5-6, 2018 Season of Discipling: Culture TBD TBD
July 10-11, 2018 Season of Discipling: Process TBD TBD
August 14-15, 2018 Season of Worshipping TBD TBD
September 26-28, 2018 Field Trip #2: COR Leadership Institute, Kansas City TBD Kansas City
October 16-17, 2018 Season of Maturing TBD TBD
November 6-7, 2018 Season of Multiplying TBD TBD
December 11-12, 2018 Sending Forth & Graduation TBD TBD

Instituto de Desarrollo Congregacional Programar

Fecha Tema Altavoz Ubicación
9 de Septiembre, 2017 Sesión #1 “Desarrollo de Nuevas Iglesias” Samuel Rodriguez (De Path 1) pendiente de determinar
21 de Octubre, 2017 Sesión #2 “Metodismo Unido 101” Dr. Marigene Chamberlain pendiente de determinar
18 de Noviembre, 2017 Sesión #3 “El Estilo de Vida Wesleyana” Dr. Phil Wingeier-Rayo pendiente de determinar
16 de Diciembre, 2017 Sesión #4 “Evaluación de la Comunidad y Comunicación” Rev. Rafael Cubilette pendiente de determinar
20 de Enero, 2018 Sesión #5 “Enseñanza y Predicación” Rev. Saul Trinidad pendiente de determinar
17 de Febrero, 2018 Sesión #6 “Una Comunidad que Cuida y Ama” Dr. Ramón Hernandez pendiente de determinar
17 de Marzo, 2018 Sesión #7 “El Desarrollo de Lideres” Rev. Carlos Careaga pendiente de determinar
21 de Abril, 2018 Sesión #8 “La Multiplicación de Ministerios” Rev. Gabriela Garcia pendiente de determinar
19 de Mayo, 2018 Sesión #9 “La Mayordomía Cristiana” Rev. Jorge Luis Mayorga pendiente de determinar
9 de Junio, 2018 Sesión #10 “Celebración y Comisión” Rev. Tercio Junker pendiente de determinar