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membership webinar june 12

membership webinar june 12



webinar on membership issues in congregaitons

webinar on membership issues in congregaitons



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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 june 12 membership webinar june 12 Presentation Transcript

  • WebinarThey Joined, They Love Us, Now What? will begin soon!
  • TheyJoined, TheyLove Us – NowWhat?How to keep yournewer membersactive and involved!
  • Brought to youby MidAmericaRegionCentralMidWest, Heartland andPrairie Star Districts
  • Welcome!WelcomeIntroductionsTechnical Issues
  • This Webinaris BeingRecorded
  • TheyJoined, TheyLove Us – NowWhat?How to keep yournewer membersactive 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
  • MeaningfulContributions / Making a Difference
  • Sacred Dimensions at EveryGathering, Meeting, or Event
  • Support members in living their UU values everyday Why are we here? What difference will we make in our neighborhood, co mmunity, the world? How can we help each other with this?
  • Include education & spiritual reflection with all SJ work
  • Reframe committee work, tasks intoforms of ministry.Be creative, adopt attitude ofexperimentation, g et 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 formationUse 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, podca sts 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.