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Membership Webinar 2012-06-04

Membership Webinar 2012-06-04






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  • Welcome to all; won’t go around at the moment; too many folks out there;17 congregations, and four (at least) who have full boards watching; could be as many as 70 people – so no intros tonightI am DE of HL; lifelong UU; minister for 20 years; serving my 5th year in HL as DE (two stints)With this many people – won’t be able to stop for comments, or have 70 people ask questions; so – post questions on the chat portion of SlideShare; can stay on for a bit of time after the “official call” or can email me with questions after the fact. Overwhelmed by the numbers; if get through the “prepared” material, will open it up to questions/conversations
  • Recorded webinar – will end up archiving on web for future reference; can use whenever you want; on demand throughMidwestuuleadership.org

Membership Webinar 2012-06-04 Membership Webinar 2012-06-04 Presentation Transcript

  • Webinar They Joined, They Love Us, Now What? will begin soon!
  • They Joined, They Love Us – Now What? How to keep your newer members active and involved!
  • Brought to you by MidAmerica Region Central MidWest, Heartland and Prairie Star Districts
  • Welcome! Welcome Introductions Technical Issues
  • This Webinar is Being Recorded
  • They Joined, They Love Us – Now What? How to keep your newer members active and involved!
  • Connections - create 6-7 strong relationships
  • Beyond New UU > Faith Formation <  Many books at UUA bookstore with free study guides  Turn participants into leaders  Use articles on the web for reading and reflection
  • Meaningful Contributions / Making a Difference
  • Sacred Dimensions at Every Gathering, Meeting, or Event
  • Support members in living their UU values everyday  Why are we here?  What difference will we make in our neighborhood, community, the world?  How can we help each other with this?
  • Include education & spiritual reflection with all SJ work
  • Reframe committee work, tasks into forms of ministry. Be creative, adopt attitude of experimentation, get input from ALL!
  • Leadership development is constant, consistent & fun!
  • Spiritual growth central to leadership; new leaders constantly being trained
  • Create online networks to reinforce and extend faith formation Use social media to connect all members with congregation and each other
  • Endless variety of free online resources to link to!  TED talks  YouTube videos  Food for the Soul  Recorded sermons, podcasts from UU congregations
  • Use themes to develop theological concepts
  • Invite trusted members to be part of a team to create ideas & resources to extend learning experiences for deeper faith development.