The Institute of Congregational Development is a comprehensive, ten months leadership development opportunity for those leaders ready to take their ministry to the next level. This intensive training includes 10 on-site sessions, monthly reading assignments, monthly L3 Incubator (covenant) group meetings, two field trips, and the opportunity to learn, share, and celebrate alongside a dynamic group of clergy and laity from around the state .

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The cost of the ICD is $1,700. A $100.00 deposit is required with each online registration and is non-refundable. Payments can be paid in two installments: The first payment of $750.00 is due by the start date of March 3, 2020. The final payment of $850.00 is due by July 1st, 2020. The cost of registration includes lodging, meals, speakers, and materials, as well as expenses for all field trips (i.e. registration for conferences, transportation, lodging, and most meals).

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2020 ICD Schedule

Date Topic Speaker Location
March 3-4, 2020 Season of Discerning Lori Lossie 

Oregon: People's UMC

April 1-2, 2020 Season of Visioning Mark Fowler Madison: First UMC
May 5-6, 2020

Season of Gathering:

Field Trip #1 - The Gathering UMC

  St. Louis 
June 6-8, 2020  Season of Discipling: Process Phil Maynard KI Convention Center, Green Bay
July 7-8, 2020 Season of Discipling: Culture Jim Ozier Verona: Sugar River UMC
August 4, 2020 Multicultural Ministries William Chaney Pine Lake
September 23-25, 2020 Field Trip #2: COR Leadership Institute   Kansas City
October 13-14, 2020 Season of Worshipping Cathy Townley

Oregon: People's UMC

November 10-11, 2020 Season of Maturing Dan Schwerin Verona: Sugar River UMC
December 8, 2020 Season of Multiplying Ken Nash Oregon: People's UMC