UU Social Media and Membership Growth in Training Orlando, Florida

This Fall I’m excited to be leading my daylong social media and membership growth training at the First Unitarian Church of Orlando, Florida.  They just renovated their facility and are excited to be a new and improved hub for Unitarian Universalist events. And I’m continually updated this training.  It is going to be awesome!  More about me here, Details below…. ~ Peter


UU Social Media and Membership Growth
First Unitarian Church of Orlando, FL
Presented by Peter Bowden
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Doors open at 8am, program 9am – 3pm.

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Peter Bowden speaking at event

About This Training

Social media is changing how people research, connect with, and join congregations. An increasing number of people decide if your congregation is right for them based on their social media interaction with you — without ever stepping foot on-site.

This means you need to bring more of your membership efforts online otherwise you’re  losing your top candidates for membership — the people presently researching your congregation online.

Here are a couple of my videos to give you a sense of what we’re talking about…

This training will give you concrete strategies to use across social media platforms to  move your online audience (what I call online visitors) onsite and into membership.

Read more about these shifts in my new post on the UUA’s Growing Unitarian Universalism blog: 5 Ways Social Media is Changing How People Join Congregations

UU Social Media & Membership Growth

Who Should Attend

This training is for anyone who communicates on behalf of your congregation, from your minster(s) and religious educators to administrators and volunteers maintaining social media channels. It is for those working with “offline” aspects of greeting, hospitality, and membership growth who need to understand how social media is pulling these processes online.  Board and finance leaders will better serve your congregation and meet their fiscal resonsibility after attending!   Really, anyone interested in your congregation’s ability to fulfill its mission in our modern world.

If you live in a cave or valley where there is no internet, no cell reception or mobile devices, you can stay home and read a book — everyone else, join us!

Registration is open to all Unitarian Universalist congregational leaders, whether you are in Florida, the Southern Region, or want to drive / fly in from anywhere in the United States.   If you can get to Orlando, I’d love to have you join us.


I’ll be releasing a full schedule including content outline when registration goes live.  I expect us to have doors open at 8am, opening of training start at 9am,  core content wrapping up at 2pm, with that followed by last round of Q&A and closing for 3pm.


If you have questions about the training, let me know.  Happy to answer all content questions!  Contact me.  Hope to see you in Orlando! ~ Peter

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