UUA Congregational Life Staff Group

Group Photo of Congregational Life Staff in January 2018

The regional Congregational Life staff are congregations' local connection to the UUA. All of the program Congregational Life staff have expertise in most aspects of congregational life and each also has a few program areas of expertise. See the UUA Congregational Life Staff Group page for more information.

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Supervision in Youth Ministry
Appropriate supervision of employees and volunteers is a key to safety youth ministry. Regular support and guidance for adults working with youth helps those adults hold appropriate boundaries and holds them accountable following the congregation's policies. 
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Training for Safety in Youth Ministry
In youth ministry, safety training is needed for youth, youth leaders, advisors, and parents. Adults and youth need to be on the same page and have a shared understanding of expectations for themselves and others, the responsibilities and requirements of adults working with youth, as well as the...
Screening Adults in Youth Ministry
In our dedication to providing the safest possible environment for those we serve, we conduct background checks on adults working with our youth:
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Hiring for Safety in Youth Ministry
Adults working with youth must be at least twenty­-five years old to participate in youth events organized by the UUA, and most regions and congregations have a similar policy. This has been the practice in youth programs for decades because it helps clarify the different roles of youth and adults...
Fourteen Recommended Practices for Safety in Youth Ministry
Learning from the best practices of many Unitarian Universalist congregations, the UUA Safety Team and Youth Roundtable have developed recommendations for congregations to keep teenage youth safer from harm.
Live Webinars
Here are upcoming "live" learning opportunities!
Growth and Vitality On-Demand Webinars
Note to Focus Group Members: Please feel free to comment at the bottom of the page to share your feedback. -Jonipher and Renee Learn how triangulated...
Leadership Development Programs in Your Congregation
We offer affordable leadership development courses so you can spend your energy on relationships and connecting individuals to meaningful service.
Maintaining Databases, Records and Archives
The Unitarian Universalist Association recommends putting church records on CD-ROM and storing multiple copies in several locations for greatest safety. All your financial record keeping and official church documents should be backed up on the computer, periodically. When the threat of a severe...
The Congregational Handbook
How to Develop a Healthy and Vital Unitarian Universalist Congregation

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