SDOP Sunday

 

SDOP Sunday 2018 collageSelf-Development of People Sunday

Once a year, Presbyterians across our country celebrate the ministry of the Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People (SDOP), which is one of the three ministries funded by the One Great Hour of Sharing. 

SDOP Sunday calls each of us as the Body of Christ to be unified in faith and action. Our resources offer incredible stories of community building, self-reliance, and hope – these are stories of God in action. These stories are also profound stories of development, which show how our communities are busy in creatively addressing some of the many salient issues of our time.

View the SDOP Sunday Resource

In lifting up these stories, we pray that they will inspire, encourage and energize you and your congregation to be unified in Christ, engaged in faith and dedicated in your support.

Please plan to observe Self-Development of People (SDOP) Sunday by doing a SDOP Minute for Mission, singing one of the SDOP hymns (in the SDOP Sunday resource), or mentioning the program during the service.

Access your SDOP Sunday resources below.


What is SDOP Sunday?

Self-Development of People Sunday is an opportunity for churches to give to the One Great Hour of Sharing, and celebrate the work that we do engaging communities in addressing the issues of poverty and oppression. Rev. Alonzo Johnson, Coordinator for Self-Development of People, shares his thoughts.

Resources

2018 SDOP Sunday

The SDOP Sunday resource lifts up stories of community building, self-reliance, and hope – stories of God in action. It also provides hymns, liturgical suggestions, and how to access other free SDOP resources that are available to you and your congregation.

Sermons and Liturgy

Sermons and Liturgy is a thematic collection of sermons and liturgical materials celebrating the Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People (SDOP). It helps pastors develop SDOP-themed worship services and provides insight into the Biblical and theological foundations of the SDOP ministry.

SDOP Tri-fold Brochure

Learn how the Committee on the Self-Development of People invests in people with its partners across the globe. Included is basic information needed to apply for a SDOP-funded grant.

SDOP Sunday 2017

The SDOP Sunday resource lifts up stories of community building, self-reliance, and hope – stories of God in action. It also provides hymns, liturgical suggestions, and how to access other free SDOP resources that are available to you and your congregation.
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