Church development event set for August


The United Methodist School of Congregational Development is an event that many of Mississippi Conference pastors have attended over the past several years. 


The 2007 event — set for Aug. 2-7 — will be at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kan.


The School of Congregational Development is an annual event aimed at helping annual conferences and congregations “grow the church” through new congregational starts and the strengthening of existing congregations. 


 The conference Mississippi Conference Office of Congregational Development encourages as many pastors and laity as possible attend the gathering. The conference had previously sent clergy to the school. However, better results occur when lay and clergy teams attend such events.  


Those who wish to register for this event may contact LeShawn Brown at 212-870-3862 or via e-mail at Take advantage of early bird registration by registering by June 1 for $400. After June 1, the registration will be $425.


In addition persons or groups that wish to coordinate travel should contact Embra Jackson at 601-948-4561 or at