A new COMMUNICATION AUDIT module has been posted in our Leading Congregations Monthly member area complete. Learn more about this module and my monthly training program for congregational leaders.
Peter Bowden and Aly Tharp live Unitarian Universalist CLIMATE JUSTICE update for Friday, May 31, 2019.
Friends, here’s the recording of my conversation with the amazing Rev. Naomi King!
Friends, on Friday, March 1st at 1:00pm EST I’m going live with the Rev. Naomi King to discuss using social media for spiritual practice, setting intentions for how we digital tools, and more! If you are interested in the intersection of social media and spirituality, I think you’ll love this conversation. Join us! Use the attached Youtube player to watch, chat, and share your questions.
The Rev. Naomi King is a Unitarian Universalist minister who teaches spiritual practices in person and online. Connect with her and her teaching via the following links.
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 they … Continue reading How UU Reston added 101 new members in 2 years
In this Facebook Live session, I discuss UU congregational social media management and why a collaborative spirit and team approach are critical to success! This 23-minute session is for all congregational leaders including religious professionals, staff, and volunteers. Parish ministers and ministry leaders: A special message (cheer leading!) for you is included starting at 14 … Continue reading UU Social Media: Why collaboration is critical for success
How can you use social media to engage people in congregational life? It isn't by bombarding them with boring cut and pasted invitations to attend! In this excerpt from my weekly live Q&A / office hours in our UU PLANET Community group, I share an example of using social media to engage people with a … Continue reading Engaging people in congregational life using social media – climate justice example
A question I am often asked in the context of my trainings with congregations is “Do special church visitor mugs work?” My answer? NO!!! In fact, in most cases I find special visitor mugs do harm.
People who are anxious and uncertain are less likely to visit congregations. You can help them eliminate the anxiety and uncertainty by actively doing one thing -- ANSWER ALL THEIR QUESTIONS. And you can do it online. Here's how.