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General Assembly Presentations


  • By Phillip Lund
    There are times when leaders need to take time and space to struggle with deeper questions. Generative conversations can create that kind of space
  • By Connie Goodbread
    S-H-I-F-T is a way to remember the basics of emotional systems (Self-Differientation, Homeostasis, Identified patient, emotional Familiy field, and Triagulation) and how they operatin in congregations.
  • By Renee Ruchotzke
    Learning how to be in community with people who have different opinions or experiences is essential in UU congregations.
  • By Patricia Infante
    How can Religious Educators help parents be the primary religious educators for their children? This webinar presented practices and tools that parents can use to reinforce meaningful participate in a faith community.
  • By David Pyle, Beth Casebolt
    This video walks you through the basics of reading Congregational financial documents.
  • By Sue Phillips, New England Region of the UUA
    Congregational polity is not fundamentally about autonomy or protecting individuals from spiritual coercion. This understanding repels healthy people, weakens connections among churches, and perpetuates widespread suspicion about leadership. This workshop lays groundwork for a movement wide re-covenanting process that could reunite the community of UU congregations.
  • By Jonipher Kūpono Kwong, Pacific Western Region of the UUA
  • By Ian Evison, MidAmerica Region of the UUA
    Questions for Discussion How might having specific goals change the experience of serving on the board? What three goals would help you feel like your congregation has accomplished something significant this year?
  • By David Pyle
    What is the difference between a technical challenge and an adaptive challenge? Rev. David Pyle gives a helpful example.
  • By Renee Ruchotzke
    A brief overview of how Governance and Ministry partner to serve the mission of the congregation. (Based on Dan Hotchkiss's Governance and...
  • By Renee Ruchotzke, Central East Region of the UUA
    Is you congregation growing, static or in decline? This video, based on the book Taking Your Church to the Next Level: What Got You Here Won't Get You There by Gary L. McIntosh
  • By Gilbert Rendle
    One key insight for leaders is to understanding how responses to change are not just intellectual, but emotional. This presentation...
  • By Terasa Cooley
    What are our promises to each other, to our fellow congregants, to any Unitarian Universalist in the world? How do we show up for each...
  • By Patricia Infante, Wayne B. Clark, David H. Messner
    How can our relationships with earning, spending, investing, and giving be spiritually healthy and grounded in our deepest values? How...
  • By Sue Phillips
    Rev. Sue Phillips Dawning Future, November 2015
  • By Kenny Wiley, Barbara Gadon
    Presentation by Kenny Wiley & Rev. Barbara Gadon Dawning Future, November 2015
  • By Renee Ruchotzke
    Rev. Renee Ruchotzke talks about UU Leadership Institute and where the idea for that came from. Dawning Future November 2015
  • By Meg Riley
    Rev. Meg Riley, senior minister of the Church of the Larger Fellowship From Dawning Future, November 2015
  • By Washington Ethical Society, Washington, DC
    Thematic Ministry Presentation From Dawning Future, 2015 Presented by the staff team of the Washington Ethical Society - Rev. Amanda Poppie...
  • By Tom Schade
    What Holds UUism Down and Prevents Us From Rising? Introduction to morning presentations from Dawning Future 2015 Rev. Tom Schade of "the...
  • By Washington Ethical Society, Washington, DC
    Worship service from Dawning Future, November 2015 Presented by the Washington Ethical Society Staff Team.
  • By Scott Tayler
    This workshop was presented at Cedar Lane Church in September 2014 and focuses on what is Theme Based Church, how it is different from...
  • By Christine C. Robinson
    The Worship Backpack - This video is a recording of a workshop presented at the Leadership Day for the Metro NY District, 2013. The theme...
  • By Patricia Infante
    This workshop will introduce the characteristics of a “spiritually strong” congregation. We will explore how faith development for all ages...
  • By Renee Ruchotzke, UUA Ministries and Faith Development: Office of Church Staff Finances
    A brief overview of how to budget for ministry. For more detailed information visit the UUA Office of Church Staff Finances or download Ministerial Compensation 101: A Basic Primer (PDF) .
  • By Dan Hotchkiss, UU Leadership Institute
    When you understand the purpose of governance and what it needs to be effective, your work as a board becomes much clearer.

MidAmerica Events

  • By Erika A. Hewitt
    Webinar video: Rev. Erika Hewitt will guide participants through a basic understanding of pastoral skills needed to respond to a death and loss; and the liturgical work of creating and leading memorial services.
  • By Mark Bernstein
    Webinar video: Mark Bernstein discusses Sinek's ideas and principles and relates them to our work in congregational life.
  • By Ian Evison
    Webinar video: Congregation board presidents get good tips from Ian Evison