Next month our Unitarian Universalist congregation in Taunton, MA is hosting a growth conference which I hope you will consider sending a team to.
It is Friday, October 26 – Saturday, October 27, 2012.
Presenting will be my colleague, Paul Nickerson, a senior associate with Griffith Coaching, the leading new church Start and Turnaround Company in the country. Paul has more than 30 years of experience as a local pastor, judicatory leader and church consultant.
I met Paul in May of 2011 at a New Church Start Boot Camp he was leading with Jim Griffith, author of Ten Most Common Mistakes Made by New Church Starts. That training was the best I’ve attended in years! Now I’m excited to hear Paul’s take on growth, membership and turning congregations around.
Is this a Unitarian Universalist event?
This event is being organized by our Unitarian Universalist congregation in Taunton, MA, will have mostly UU participants, and is being coordinated by the very Unitarian Universalist minister, the Rev. Christana Wille-Mcknight.
Presenting will be Paul Nickerson, who is NOT Unitarian Universalist, which is exactly why I’m going to this event.
Paul has also been kind enough to invite me to speak briefly on congregational social media. That’s right, can’t have a complete growth conference without a healthy (and fun) dose of social media!
Online registration is now open at http://growthconference.eventbrite.com. Want to share news of this event with others? There are sharing buttons at the end of this post. Below you may also find the original event announcement from the Ballou Channing District of the UUA.
I look forward to seeing you in Taunton!
Church Turnaround and Growth Conference in Taunton
The First Parish Church in Taunton is sponsoring a growth conference for churches who want to do something new to turn their church around on Friday, October 26 and Saturday October 27.
The conference is being lead by church development consultant, Paul Nickerson. It will introduce new ways of thinking about conducting and employing new techniques for doing growth work differently. For more information contact Rev. Christana Willey McKnight, firstname.lastname@example.org. Register at http://growthconference.eventbrite.com/ Registration fee: $350 group/$125 individual. First Parish Church in Taunton, MA, is located on Church Green (on Route 44).