The main purpose of the Prairie Star District’s Growth Program Area was to foster the growth of Unitarian Universalism within the District working as a team with District staff to nurture both established and new congregations to grow and thrive.
Our existing and new congregations are vibrant, growing places where members invite their friends and visitors want to return, and are a positive force in their communities.
In his book, More Than Numbers, Loren Mead describes four areas of congregational growth:
Numerical growth occurs in congregations that are effective in the last three areas. Yet, without strategies for publicity, outreach, welcoming visitors and integrating new members, growth cannot happen.
PSD growth strategies focused integration of services across our existing program areas.