Membership Professionals

People interacting and reading handouts at a congregation's new member workshop.

“Membership professionals are in a unique position to help our congregations grow in many ways. Not only do we help people join our congregations, but we also help those members grow on their spiritual paths and in community. Though there are fewer membership professionals than most other staff positions, more and more congregations are understanding the importance of having someone dedicated to the membership role. UUAMP is an effort to make sure congregations have a place to go for membership questions and concerns.”
—Marie Luna, UUAMP Vice President (from the UUAMP website)

Professional Organization

The Unitarian Universalist Association of Membership Professionals (UUAMP) is a professional organization that provides support for membership professionals through engagement, continuing education, and resources.

Shared Ministry

The Staff Teams page provides a list of resources to develop and maintain a shared ministry model with other staff in your congregation.

Professional Development

The Staff Development page lists a variety of development resources available for religious professionals, including the 8-unit PLUS Training for new (and relatively new) professional staff in Unitarian Universalist congregations.

UU Association of Membership Professionals

Visit the UUAMP website

Congregational Staff Teams

Ministry Is Meant To Be Shared The most vital and thriving congregations practice Shared Ministry. This includes an intention to match personal gifts with opportunities to serve, in covenantal relationship, all in service to the mission and vision of the congregation....

Congregational Staff Teams