School of Congregational Development satellite events in Arkansas, Aug. 14 and 15

The School for Congregational Development is live-streaming two events during its annual gathering—one entirely in Spanish.

Aug. 14, 6 to 8 p.m. Central time: Join a two-hour live, interactive discussion in Spanish entitled “Forming Leaders in the Local Church.” This session will be broadcast to those gathered at First UMC Dardanelle. Presenter Dr. Iosmar Álvarez will share years of ministry practice around forming leaders in the local church that will lead the congregation to multiply its DNA and make disciples of Jesus Christ.

Aug. 15, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Central time: “Crossroads and Community Reach & Outreach” features two outstanding leaders—the Rev. John Edgar, founding pastor of United Methodist Church for All People, a multicultural, multi-class congregation in Ohio; and Dr. B. Kevin Smalls, a leader in guiding congregations to create innovative worship experiences. This event will be broadcast at Better Community Developers, Inc., in Little Rock, and is sponsored by Theressa Hoover Memorial UMC. For more information about these satellite events, as well as contact information for the Arkansas sites, visit

Registration is $10 for the Dardanelle broadcast. Conference funding for lodging is available to participants in the Dardanelle event; for details, contact the Rev. Maxine Allen, For other questions concerning this site, contact the Rev. Vitalino Mendez, 501-201-0311 or; or the Rev. Jim Benfer, 479-699-4683 or Visit for driving directions.

Registration is $29 for the Little Rock broadcast, which is hosted at 3805 W. 12th Street. For questions concerning this site, contact Deborah Bell, 501-663-9181 or

For additional information on the speakers, or to register, visit