Don’t let ANXIETY and UNCERTAINTY keep people from visiting your congregation

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.

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.

Celebrating 10 Year Anniversary of the “You’re a Uni-What?” Video

This coming UUA General Assembly conference is the 10 year anniversary of the "You're a Uni-What?!" video.  You heard me.  Ten years... The Rev. Amy Freedman and I filmed the interviews at General Assembly 2007. Our segments were filmed in our living room in front of a projector screen. That was BEFORE social media. BEFORE … Continue reading Celebrating 10 Year Anniversary of the “You’re a Uni-What?” Video

The UU Media Collaborative week 1

Friends, this is a glimpse of how Unitarian Universalists can collaborate with amazing results... Late September 2012 we started a Facebook group called the UU Media Collaborative to bring together UU creatives who want to work together to share our faith and raise the quality of UU Media.  We created the group, then a page … Continue reading The UU Media Collaborative week 1

3-day UU Social Media intensive next week!

Friends, just received these details for the three-day option we've created for those who want to attend the mid-week portion of my social media track next week.  A few people still trying to join us for this  Tue -- Thur option  featuring sessions on Facebook, Twitter, and online video for UU congregations. The following details … Continue reading 3-day UU Social Media intensive next week!

Social Media for Ministry and Outreach 2/25, Metro DC Area

Social Media for Ministry and Outreach with Peter Bowden Saturday, February 25, 2012  *  9AM - 3PM At the UU Church of Silver Spring  (Website | Google Map) 10309 New Hampshire Avenue  Silver Spring, MD 20903  Register Online Now Download & Share Event Flier (PDF) Social media is fundamentally changing how people form relationships, consume … Continue reading Social Media for Ministry and Outreach 2/25, Metro DC Area

Get my tweets @uugrowth

After Tweeting @uuplanet for the last few years I've just changed Twitter usernames to @uugrowth. This is to bring my UU Growth related tweeting in line with this site's address, uugrowth.com, associated Facebook page at Facebook.com/uugrowth, and all my other UU Growthines into alignment. Questions about that?  Send me a Twitter direct message via @uugrowth. https://twitter.com/#!/uugrowth/status/149182952503386112

Facebook UU Lab Directory as of 11/11/11

The following is a directory of topic focused UU labs on Facebook.  After I launched the UU Growth Lab in February 2011, lab members immediately started launching "spin-off" labs in an organic fashion.   For those not familiar with the UU Growth Lab, I like to think of it as a virtual lounge where UU leaders … Continue reading Facebook UU Lab Directory as of 11/11/11

Growth, Front Doors and Foyers in the Digital Age

In this post, a call to action for congregations wanting to grow but not fully realizing that their front door and first greeting space has moved online. Plus information on related UU Labs on Facebook. And yes, I know this is a hard transition.  But it is necessary.  If you're stuck, ask for help and … Continue reading Growth, Front Doors and Foyers in the Digital Age

Ministry and Media for All Ages workshop – Nov. 19. 2011

Friends, if your congregation is within reasonable travel to Southern New England please share this event reminder with your congregation.   My workshop will be focused on MEDIA and MINISTRY  for all ages.  I'm designing it with a wide range of participants in mind -- religious educators, clergy, volunteer teachers, youth advisors, youth, young adults.  You … Continue reading Ministry and Media for All Ages workshop – Nov. 19. 2011