On Digital Culture and Congregational Membership

Happy Friday friends. Facebook LIVE office hours (1/18/19) answering some of your questions about digital culture and congregational membership development. UPCOMING EVENTS:  See below for 3 upcoming events, 2 Boston area, one online! Wed, Jan 23 – Metro West RE Cluster – “Spiritual Life in the Digital Age” I’m leading program for our local clusterContinue reading “On Digital Culture and Congregational Membership”


I lead trainings for Unitarian Universalist leaders on topics related to congregational growth, outreach, social media, digital ministry, small groups ministry, and ministry innovation. My trainings, keynotes, seminars, workshops, and coaching programs are now offered online. For my latest offerings please visit my online training site. Topics Social Media Training I have been at theContinue reading “Training”

How UU Reston added 101 new members in 2 years

In this session, I’m joined by the Rev. Dr. Debra W. Haffner, minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church in Reston, Virginia. We discuss her congregation’s incredible membership growth — 101 new members over the last 2 years! Many of the strategies they use are ones your congregation can implement. Rev. Debra says that if theyContinue reading “How UU Reston added 101 new members in 2 years”

Social Media Webinar for Canadian Unitarian Congregations – Dec 8, 2018 at 12:30pm EST

UU Leaders – I’m offering a live training (webcast) on social media and membership growth for congregations, sponsored by the Canadian Unitarian Council, on Saturday, Dec 8th, 2018 at 12:30pm EST. We’re talking congregational social media strategy, outreach, and membership growth! Register for the Webinar Can’t make it? Register and I’ll send you the recording. Continue reading “Social Media Webinar for Canadian Unitarian Congregations – Dec 8, 2018 at 12:30pm EST”

UU Planet Community Facebook Group

Join the UU PLANET COMMUNITY group on Facebook, the new hub for my work and projects helping Unitarian Universalists lead and grow amazing congregations.

New UUA Congregations Reaching Out Toolkit

I’m excited to share the new Congregations Reaching Out Toolkit with you! I’m always sharing great UUA resources, but this one is special. I had the opportunity to work with the UUA Outreach Team on its development. It represents a fantastic collaboration and synthesis of many best practices and recommended outreach strategies. if you are interested in UU growth, outreach, and social media, make sure to share the toolkit with your leadership.

Tips for attending UUA General Assembly 2018

The UUA’s General Assembly conference is this month, June 20-24, in Kansas City, MO. It is time to prepare, and if this is your first time, make sure to checkout our tips for having a great conference at  If you aren’t attending the conference on-site, checkout the many ways to participate off-site. This collaborative postContinue reading “Tips for attending UUA General Assembly 2018”

Welcome Show and Tell: UU Congregation of Phoenix, AZ

First in our UU welcome table “show and tell” series is the UU Congregation of Phoenix, AZ.

The average guest visiting a congregations decides if they are going to come back within minutes of being on site. How we welcome guests is critical!

This is a problem for our congregations with cringe worthy welcome tables, cobweb covered welcome nooks hidden in dark corners, and in some cases nothing at all.

To help inspire taking our welcoming environments to the next level, I’ve invited members of the UU Growth Lab to join in a little welcome table show and tell.