with Rev. Sue Phillips
… with Peter Bowden
Each and every year hundreds of thousands of people visit Unitarian Universalist Association congregations, as many people as we have members! Thanks to the internet, people are able to educate themselves about our faith, listen to sermons, and increasingly show up pre-qualified for membership. It is the perfect set up for rapid numerical membership growth. So what’s wrong? And more important, what can we do about it? The answer is relationship! To welcome these thousands upon thousands of people into our hearts and lives, we must increase the relational capacity of our ministry. Small group ministries are the key. In this webinar we explore the important role small group ministry plays in congregational growth and membership development. [...]
Meetings are one of the key events of our congregational life, but we don’t always know how to make them as effective and efficient as they could be. In this webinar, we look at how to do that: how to question our assumptions, include everyone, and choose how we decide. Both Robert’s Rules and consensus are explained and contrasted with each other.
Presenter: Heartland District Executive Rev. Lisa Presley.