Atlanta College Park District


Clergy Set-up Meeting

Monday, August 20, 2018
9:30 am Gathering, 10:00 am Meeting
Peachtree Road UMC

Clergy Set-up Meeting Makeup
Thursday, August 23, 2018
6:30 pm
Mt. Zion UMC

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Lay Servant Ministries Training

October 6 and 13, 2018

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Central UMC

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Online registration

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Be sure to Register by July 15th for $395.  The rate goes to $450 on July 16th


        Online Teaching Classes For SCD 2018 San Diego

For the seventh year, the School of Congregational Development is offering offsite participation through target congregations in our five jurisdictions on Friday, August 17; and Saturday, August 18, 2018. Participants can join others at select sites around the country or watch it on their own.

This Online Teaching Event is designed to equip leaders and made possible by the creative partnership with Global Ministries through the Office of Congregational Development, GNTV Media Ministry, and Discipleship Ministries.

Friday Night (Spanish)
Pastor Alejandro Alfaro-Santiz

Ser Cristiano/a esservir en la comunidad /
Being a Christian is Serving in the Community

A 2Hr. Intensive Broadcast in Spanish This workshop will present the biblical foundation that invites us to go outside the church building to work in the society. It proposes a model for Christians to get involved in their community that goes beyond a conservative approach or a liberal approach and focuses on following the example of Jesus. 

Saturday (English Only)
Genevieve Carvil-Harris, Pastor VJ Cruz-Baer, Lynda Byrd, and Dr. Cedrick Bridgeforth

This online teaching event is designed to equip worship leaders with tools for the revitalization of corporate worship, particularly through creative and contextual corporate worship design. Our presenters will discuss and provide examples of the following: diverse worship design, techniques for introducing new congregational songs that inspire full participation, and ways to build support and consensus around proposed changes in non-threatening ways.




Hotel Rooms Are Going Fast

Be sure to book your sleeping room at the Town & Country Resort as soon as possible as rooms are going fast. Staying at the Town & Country will give you the best experience at this year's SCD.  See the information below as to how to book your room.





     500 Hotel Circle North San Diego, CA    

The Town and Country Resort is located in the Mission Valley area of San Diego.  It is within walking distance of the Fashion Valley Transit Center and the Fashion Valley Mall. There are several restaurants located at the mall. At the transit center, you can catch a Trolley to take you to many sites in San Diego.  So unless you really need one, you will not need to rent a car.  Plan to take an Uber, Lyft, or Taxi to Town and Country from the airport.

        To book your room call  800-772-8527 and reference School of  
     Congregational Development   Or go online using the following link:

Tower:   $169.19 including resort fee and
Parking:  $10.00 daily

Note: If you are a speaker/presenter, do not make your own reservation. Your hotel reservation will be made for you by the SCD 2018 Design Team. 




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Emergency Call Chain & Response Procedure

Here is the updated procedure for notifying conference leadership in case of a disaster:

1. Immediately following a disaster, the pastor of a local church inspects damage to any/all church property and makes two phone calls to:          
a) The District Superintendent          
b) The Trustee Chairperson for their local church (Trustee Chairperson contacts the insurance company for the local church and begins deliberations according to church's policy.) 
2. The District Superintendent contacts:              
a) The Conference Disaster Relief Chairperson: Scott Parrish
3. The Conference Disaster Relief Chairperson contacts: 
a) The Resident Bishop: Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson    
b) The Conference Director of Connectional Ministries: Herzen Andone
(Note: Report once daily as necessary or immediately if damage is severe) 

District Superintendent

Bernice Kirkland
(404) 335-0321
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Administrative Assistant

Mozelle Mitchell
(404) 335-0321

Contact Information

Office Address:
One Georgia Center
600 W. Peachtree Street NW, Suite 1500
Atlanta, GA 30308

(404) 335-0321 Phone
(404) 209-7794 Fax

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