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This list includes every page or product from UUA.org, UU World magazine, or inSpirit books & gifts that is tagged with Congregational Polity or its children.

  • Board leadership holds the space between the values and intentions of congregation as a whole and how the mission is lived in the ministry & programs.

    Video | By David Pyle | July 2, 2024 | From The Congregational Handbook
    Tagged as: Congregational Polity
  • For Unitarian Universalists, ministry is not a supernatural state of any kind. It’s a choice, a process, and an ongoing relationship.

    By Liz James | March 1, 2020 | From Life
    Tagged as: Becoming a Minister, Congregational Polity, Ministry
  • When Unitarian Universalists pass the plate on Sunday to every hand present, it’s an act of saying who we are and what we believe in.

    By Liz James | November 1, 2019 | From UU World
    Tagged as: Congregational Polity, Democracy, Fundraising for Congregations, Generosity, Stewardship
  • Who cares about Congregational Polity? Doesn’t it just boil down to the fact that we as a congregation can do whatever we want with no interference from any bishop, or presbytery, or Pope, or even the Unitarian Universalist Association in Boston? Perhaps. Consider a deeper theological...

    Leader Resource | By Renee Ruchotzke | March 15, 2008 | From LeaderLab
    Tagged as: Congregational Polity
  • 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....

    Video | By Sue Phillips, New England Region of the UUA | June 27, 2015 | From LeaderLab
    Tagged as: Competencies for Leadership, Congregational Polity
  • Ordination into the UU ministry, in our UU polity, is solely at the discretion of congregations, but should include deep discernment..

    By UU Society for Community Ministries, UUA Commission on Appraisal (COA) | April 5, 2018 | From LeaderLab
    Tagged as: Becoming a Minister, Congregational Polity
  • Congregational boards are entrusted with many of the operational and sometimes programmatic decisions....

    Leader Resource | April 4, 2018 | From LeaderLab
    Tagged as: 5th Principle (Conscience & Democracy), Bylaws & Policies, Congregational Polity, Governance for Congregations
  • The practice of congregational polity dictates that the business of our congregations take place at congregational meetings. Learn how to hold an annual meeting and how to hear reports, elect new positions and approve the annual budget.

    November 2, 2017 | From LeaderLab
    Tagged as: Congregational Polity, Effective Meetings, Governing Boards
  • A Report by the Commission on Appraisal, Unitarian Universalist Association, June 1997 Copyright © 1997 by the Unitarian Universalist Association. All rights reserved. See also Provocative Propositions on Polity: a self-study course on congregational polity based on this report. Contents Preface...

    Utility | October 3, 2014
    Tagged as: Congregational Polity, Governance for Congregations
  • How did Unitarian Universalism become congregational? This section provides a brief history of the emergence of congregational polity in Unitar-ianism from its colonial roots and considers why these roots are still important to Unitarian Universalism. It also describes the evolution of American...

    June 6, 2013
    Tagged as: Congregational Polity, Governance for Congregations