The UU Growth Lab, a Facebook group, was created to serve as a free space and think tank for Unitarian Universalist Change Agents. With approaching 1,000 members as of September 1, 2012, this group is an amazing source for ideas, inspiration and resources for Unitarian Universalists interested in growing our faith. Interested in UU growth? Join us!
Note the group is closed so it is not searchable and content is visible to only group members. All are welcomed into the group.
Soon after launching the lab, other topic focused spin-off labs were created by lab members. More on that below.
About the UU Growth Lab
I launched the lab after colleagues (clergy, lay people and UUA staff) expressed discomfort in participating in growth oriented norm-challenging conversations via public blogs. There was interest in something not Google searchable, a forum that was more like a “UU Growth lounge.” The lab took off immediately with 50 people joining the first day, 500 by the following General Assembly.
After launching other lab members began creating topic focused spin-off labs. A list of these spin-off labs may be found below, in launch order. Note that I DID NOT create any of the other labs.
- UU Growth Lab (Launched 2/26/2011)
- UU Social Media Lab
- UU Young Adult Growth Lab
- UU Spirit In Practice Lab
- UU Adult Religious Education
- UU Worship Lab
- UU Evangelists Lab
- UU Stewardship Lab
- UU Ministers Growth Lab
- UU Website Lab
- UU Multimedia Worship Lab
- UU Small Group Ministry Lab
- UU Governance Lab
- UUA Common Read Lab – The New Jim Crow
- UU Multigenerational Ministry Lab (added 4/28/13)
Don’t see a lab you are looking for? Either no one has told me it exists yet, or it is inactive and I’ve stopped promoting it. Feel free to send me a message if you’ve launched a lab and would like it listed here.