Congregational Stories About Growing Congregations
In healthy, vital congregations, growth occurs in many ways and is not only about numbers. In these stories of congregational life you'll read about the ways that congregations met emerging needs in the church, changed systems to adapt to growth, and reached out to the public to share their special light and invite newcomers in!
Selected by the Unitarian Universalist Association's Growth Team for significant and sustained numerical growth.
Energy, Enthusiasm, and Risk Build Vital Congregations
A Drive Time Essay
We're Still Us, Just Bigger
A Drive Time Essay
Cluster on the Cutting Edge
August 20, 2010
Small Group Ministry Nurtures Community in Church
October 3, 2008 | by Rev. Amy Bowden Freedman
Mixture of Depth and Breadth Helps Grow Rancho Palos Verdes Church
May 8, 2008 | by Rev. John Morehouse
Long Distance Travelers Group Help Bridge Geographical Divide
February 19, 2007 | by Jean Wiant, Director of Religious Education
Congregation's Welcome Has Changed Lives
February 19, 2007 | by Rick Carkin, 2002 Canvass Chair
First Universalist Unitarian Church in Wausau Remodels to Meet the Growing Years
February 19, 2007 | by Rev. Paul Beckel, Wausau, Wisconsin
We’re Still Us, Just Bigger: A Drive Time Essay
June 23, 2005 | by UU Leader
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Last updated on Thursday, April 28, 2011.
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