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Centered Leadership Part 1 – 001 F18

The first in our suite of four Leadership Development courses, this course (previously titled “Faithful Leadership) is designed for people considering leadership, who are beginning to lead or who have leadership experience in contexts other than Unitarian Universalist faith communities. We will cover how covenant is the center of UU faith, how our congregational polity… Read more »

Centered Leadership Part 1 – 001 Su18

The first in our suite of four Leadership Development courses, this course (previously titled “Faithful Leadership) is designed for people considering leadership, who are beginning to lead or who have leadership experience in contexts other than Unitarian Universalist faith communities. We will cover how covenant is the center of UU faith, how our congregational polity… Read more »

The History and Theology of Covenant, UU Style 112 (OD)

Note: This training was originally offered in a semester format in 2017. This training represents a deep dive into one of the hottest conversational topics in today’s Unitarian Universalist world:  our commitment to covenant. Covenant: The Heart of our Polity Why does covenant matter so much?  A summary of current UU conversations; a quick refresher… Read more »

Fostering Safer Congregations 110 S18

Our congregations strive to be safe and welcoming places to all. It is impossible to make a congregation 100% safe; however, there are steps that you can take to make your congregation safer while still creating a supportive space for learning, growth, and challenge as well as actively working for the inclusion and safety of all people. This course… Read more »

Death of Sunday School 150 (S18)

Semester 1: The Death of Sunday School The Sunday school model of religious education died in Unitarian Universalism well over a decade ago. Demographic changes, changes in family structures, societal norms, and the role of the church in American life have evolved drastically over time. Yet the Sunday school model that came out of the… Read more »

Spiritual Companioning for Progressive Congregations (306) S18

An Old New Way for Clergy and Laity to Do Church As America’s religious landscape continues to change dramatically, progressive congregations are confronted with unprecedented challenges, challenges that require fresh approaches to spiritual leadership for both clergy and laity. This course will explore how the ancient practice of spiritual companionship can bring new energy to congregational life.… Read more »

Revitalizing the Smaller Congregation 115

Note: This training was originally offered in a semester format in 2017. The twenty-first century is the century of small, strong congregations… Across the planet, the vast majority of congregations will be small and strong, and the vast majority of people will be in these congregations.” –Kennon L. Callahan, author of Small Strong Congregations: Creating… Read more »