Saturday, November 17, 2007
Christine Robinson reports on Consultation on Growth.
Updated! The UUA Growth Team invited a dozen ministers to a "consultation on growth" in Louisville last week, and one of the participants — Christine Robinson, minister of the First Unitarian Church of Albuquerque — is blogging about the consultation and some of the conversation there. If you're interested in UU congregational development and church growth, check out Christine's posts at iMinister:
Growth consultation: the mix of participants and "centered energy" (11.14.07)
Growth consultation II: the purpose of the church (11.15.07)
Growth consultation III—redevelopment: congregational redevelopment and trust (11.16.07)
The other side of the story: love as a method; what would lay leaders have said (11.16.07)
Afflicting the comfortable: Different philosophies of "prophetic ministry" (11.17.07)
Growth: goal or outcome?: A generational divide marked the answers (11.18.07)
Saying yes, saying no: Visionary volunteers and fierce shepherds (11.19.07)
Growth consultation and transition wisdom: What ministers and congregations take for granted (11.26.07)
One last comment about growth: "With a second minister, we added a medium-sized congregation worth of members" (12.19.07)
I'll add links to other posts and resources that come out of the consultation if I hear about them.
Update 11.26.07: Here, for example, is a blog post about the growth consultation by another minister who attended, Marilyn Sewell.
Copyright © 2007 by Philocrites | Posted 17 November 2007 at 11:14 AM