5 Ways Social Media is Changing How People Join Congregations

With approximately seven-in-ten Americans now using at least one social media site (Pew Internet), faith leaders can’t afford to ignore the impacts of digital culture. Here are five ways social media is changing the process of connecting with and joining congregations.

Join us for RE Without Walls: Technology, Theme-Based Ministry, and Full Week Faith!

October 22-25, 2015 * Morristown, NJ Behold the awesome!  It is the LREDA Fall Conference with a focus that all Unitarian Universalist congregations and their religious leaders need to wrap their minds and ministry around: Social Media and Technology Theme Based Ministry Full Week Faith Yes, we're talking Religious Education Without Walls and our keynotes, … Continue reading Join us for RE Without Walls: Technology, Theme-Based Ministry, and Full Week Faith!

Event: UU Social Media and Membership Growth – May 16, Framingham, MA

Friends, if you want to rock your social media and grow your congregation come the Fall, join me on May 16th for a day-long training at our UU congregation in Framingham, MA.  We have a tiny window to infuse our teams with new ideas, intention and skills if they are going to be ready to implement … Continue reading Event: UU Social Media and Membership Growth – May 16, Framingham, MA

Peter Bowden speaking at event

FALL 2014 UU Social Media and Membership Growth trainings

Friends, this Fall I'm leading two separate  day-long trainings on UU social media and membership growth.   I hope you'll join us! Colorado Springs, CO - October 4th, 2014 Providence, RI - November 8th, 2014 Here's the deal.  Today we need to be intentionally integrating our social media, visitor greeting and other membership development efforts.  If … Continue reading FALL 2014 UU Social Media and Membership Growth trainings

UU Gotta Tweet at #UUAGA video Crash Course

Update:  If you're watching this in 2016, remember this year's GA is in Columbus, OH. Friends, I told people using the UUA's mobile General Assembly event app that I'd make a quick tutorial on how to get started on Twitter.  Here it is! In this video I walk you through the process of setting up … Continue reading UU Gotta Tweet at #UUAGA video Crash Course

Social Media

#UUsGetSocial workshop schedule and recording

I'm excited to announce that the four part #UUsGetSocial workshop series at the UUA's General Assembly conference is going to be live streamed! That's right, wherever you are you, if you have internet access you can watch this series. I'm presenting at the Saturday, June 28th 10:15am EST workshop, number 408. I hope you'll save the dates for these workshops now, tell your congregation, and plan on joining us either in person or via the live stream.

UU Social Media Year in Review for 2013

Here are a some thoughts in response to Rev. Daniel Harper's The year in review: UU social media in 2013. I'll share more thoughts when I have time. Thanks for kicking off the review, Dan! ~ Peter BLOGGING We've discussed the issue of UU clergy vs. lay person blogging in the UU Growth Lab and … Continue reading UU Social Media Year in Review for 2013

Social Media (C) istockphoto

Announcing Jan 4th, 2014 Social Media Intensive for Congregational Leaders

Friends, on January 4, 2014 I will be leading a social media intensive for congregational leaders.  This event is being held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson, AZ.   If you are a minister, congregational staff or volunteer interacting with human beings in the United States with internet access and mobile technology,  this event is … Continue reading Announcing Jan 4th, 2014 Social Media Intensive for Congregational Leaders

Start Tweeting at #UUAGA in 3 Easy Steps

Reprinted from previous UU Planet post. You have a smart phone, you're on Facebook,  you might even have an iPad.  If you DO and you're at General Assembly, it is time to try Twitter.  I know you can do it and I want to follow your tweets.  Here's a quick guide. Find someone you know … Continue reading Start Tweeting at #UUAGA in 3 Easy Steps

Social Media and Congregations Lost In Time

Recently I had the honor of collaborating with my friend and colleague, the Rev. Naomi King, on the 2013 Minns Lecture “Ministry in the Age of Collaboration.”    We were asked to speak on social media and Unitarian Universalism in the 2st Century. We are both  sharing core messages from our talks via our blogs, and … Continue reading Social Media and Congregations Lost In Time