Leader: Rev. Lisa Presley, Congregational Life Consultant, MidAmerica Region. For many years now, the UUA and our congregations have been striving to learn how to be multiculturally competent. Over this past year, ministers and UUA staff have been learning about the Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity as yet one more tool for helping bridge what sometimes seems to be wide gaps in intercultural competency.
Check our Calendar for the Intercultural Competency workshops - there might be one in your area!
When congregations experience transition or change, they tend to get anxious. In this webinar, we look at the causes of anxiety, the manifestations of an anxious system, and what leaders can do to influence the system during difficult times.
Resource, if you'd like to read more: Congregational Leadership in Anxious Times, by Peter L. Steinke
Leader: Nancy Heege, Congregational Life Consultant, MidAmerica Region (retired Decemner 2015)
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Each and every year hundreds of thousands of people visit Unitarian Universalist Association congregations, as many people as we have members! Thanks to the internet, people are able to educate themselves about our faith, listen to sermons, and increasingly show up pre-qualified for membership. It is the perfect set up for rapid numerical membership growth. So what’s wrong? And more important, what can we do about it? The answer is relationship! To welcome these thousands upon thousands of people into our hearts and lives, we must increase the relational capacity of our ministry. Small group ministries are the key. In this webinar we explore the important role small group ministry plays in congregational growth and membership development.