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  • The Unique Finances of Your Minister

    You’ve probably heard that there are special tax rules for ministers. Most church leaders don’t need to be experts on ministerial compensation, but it’s important to understand the basics of how payroll and taxes for the minister differ from other employees.
    By Jan Gartner | 12/6/2019
  • Salary and Payroll Resources

    Be confident in your pay practices! Our guidelines and resources will help you establish appropriate salaries and benefits, understand wage and hour law, manage ministerial payroll, and more.
    By Jan Gartner, Richard Nugent | 12/5/2019
  • Negotiating an Agreement: Key Considerations for Ministers

    These recommendations and reminders are provided in order to support you in having meaningful, fruitful conversations with any congregation you might consider serving.
    By Richard Nugent, Jan Gartner | 12/5/2019
  • Exempt or Non-Exempt?

    The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a federal law that protects employees by establishing standards for a minimum wage, overtime, recordkeeping, and youth employment. Every employee needs to be properly classified as exempt or nonexempt. Make sure you are in compliance!
    By Jan Gartner | 12/5/2019
  • Ministerial Compensation 101

    Is the minister an employer or independent contractor? Who is considered a minister?
    By Richard Nugent, Jan Gartner | 12/5/2019
  • Housing Allowance for Ministers

    The Ministerial Housing Allowance enables ministers to exclude some of their salary from certain taxes. For most active and retired ministers, it is their most important tax benefit.
    By Richard Nugent, Jan Gartner | 12/5/2019
  • UUA Compensation Consultants

    We know that learning about staff compensation can be confusing. UUA Compensation Consultants are here to help! Compensation Consultants are trained volunteers who work under the direction of the Office of Church Staff Finances.
    By Jan Gartner | 12/5/2019
  • Inquire: Develop Feedback Loops for Leaders

    All systems need feedback loops and organizations like congregations are no different. Your Leadership Development program will be more responsive if you develop assessments and other tools to help you learn and adjust as needed.
    By Renee Ruchotzke | 12/5/2019
  • A Guide to Leadership Development in Your Congregation

    Many congregations only think about developing new leaders around the time that the nominating committee is looking for potential board members. Instead, we recommend that congregations see leadership development as part of an arc of faith development that includes not just...
    12/5/2019
  • Immersion Experiences for UU Leaders

    Leadership Schools offer an immersion learning experience that can be transformational. Schools range from whole weeks to long weekends to online versions. Each school has its own culture and format, some offered by regions and some offered nationally.
    12/4/2019
  • Core Leadership Trainings

    Effective Leadership Development teams focus on recruiting and relationship building. By using our suite of four leadership development trainings, you can spend less time on content and more on connection. All of our courses have discussion questions that you can use for in-...
    By UUA Congregational Life Staff Group | 12/4/2019
  • Copyright Policy

    Congregations need to follow copyright laws and ensure their leaders and staff are aware of these laws.
    12/2/2019
  • Fiduciary Policies

    The board, as "trustees," have specific responsibilities to the congregation that should be articulated in fiduciary policies. Along with the governance policies that guide the board's work , the board also needs to set policies around safety, finance, capital assets, and...
    11/25/2019
  • Governance Policies

    Governance policies augment the bylaws by giving more detail and guidance. Policies defining board member roles and conduct, meetings for both the board and congregation.
    11/25/2019
  • Board Committees

    Boards, especially in congregations with 100 or more members, find that delegating part of their fiduciary work to committees and/or task forces helps to free them up for big-picture and visionary discussions. The board reserves decision-making authority.
    By UUA Congregational Life Staff Group | 11/24/2019
  • Adaptive Leadership (Training)

    Online Course. Develop advanced leadership skills that will help identify challenges. Learn how to help others see challenges in new ways, empower others and find creative solutions together. This course includes developing your own case study.
    By UU Leadership Institute, Renee Ruchotzke | 11/22/2019
  • Strategic Leadership (Training)

    Online Training. Develop a deeper understanding of how to focus your congregation on mission, build trust and develop a cohesive leadership team. Learn about stewardship, strategic planning, annual goal setting and ministry assessment and the basics of congregational governance.
    By UU Leadership Institute, Jonipher Kūpono Kwong, Kathy McGowan, Renee Ruchotzke | 11/21/2019
  • Centered Leadership Part Two (Course)

    Online Leadership School includes family and other systems thinking applied to congregations. (Similar to Healthy Congregations®) Learn healthy leadership practices, communication and conflict skills, the importance of being mission-focused and how to communicate across...
    By UU Leadership Institute, Jonipher Kūpono Kwong, Kathy McGowan, Renee Ruchotzke | 11/21/2019
  • Centered Leadership Part One (Course)

    Online Leadership School for new leaders and those interested in possible leadership. Covers covenant, healthy communication and boundaries, shared ministry, and stewardship & an introduction to congregational polity, UU theologies, and the wider UU movement.
    By UU Leadership Institute, Jonipher Kūpono Kwong, Kathy McGowan, Renee Ruchotzke | 11/21/2019
  • Starting a RACI Conversation

    RACI charts are helpful to be clear about shared process, especially the part about which body gets to have “final” say.
    By Jonipher Kūpono Kwong | 11/18/2019

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