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. [...]
The Rev. Andrew Pakula was Prairie Star District’s theme presenter at the Fall 2011 Small Congregation Conference in Des Moines, IA. Andy’s presentations were extremely well received by those in attendance. The three are: The New Unity Story, Using Social Media, and Attracting Young Adults.
Presenter: Rev. Andrew Pakula
Andy Pakula is senior minister of New Unity-Unitarians, a small congregation in London, England which has grown from 35 to 100+ members in just five short years. To find out more about Andy and New Unity, check out his blog at http://throwyourselflikeseed.blogspot.com/ and New Unity’s website at http://www.new-unity.org/