Adult Faith Development

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General Assembly Presentations

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LeaderLab

  • By UUA Congregational Life Staff Group
    Planning to Show a Film? You are legally and ethically required to follow public performance laws.
  • By Renee Ruchotzke, Central East Region of the UUA
    As religious leaders, it's important to have a "center" and a regular spiritual practice that helps us maintain that center. This not only avoids burnout, it also helps keep us focused on mission .
  • By Mark Bernstein
    Are we having fun yet? Surprisingly, many UU congregations aren't. The stress of church work, interpersonal conflict, and lack of resources...
  • 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 Patricia Infante
    Topics we will touch on include: the spiritual needs of children, creating rituals at home, how Unitarian Universalism fits into identity...
  • By Patricia Infante
    Every RE program should provide annual training and guidance for their volunteer staff before heading back to the classroom in the fall. We...
  • By Patricia Infante, Central East Region of the UUA
    Topics we will touch on include: a short introduction to faith development, models for adult faith development, 10 building blocks, and...
  • By UUA Congregational Life Staff Group, Renee Ruchotzke
    Congregational leaders today are facing challenges that have no easy answers or quick fixes. Developing practices that enable the...
  • By Renee Ruchotzke
    Because our congregations run on money, it's tempting to bring--along with it--assumptions about how money operates in other parts of our lives. We go to work and we get a paycheck. We pay the electric bill and the power company keeps our lights on. We pay at the first window...
  • By Renee Ruchotzke
    Let me share a fable of two congregations. ...
  • By Renee Ruchotzke
    It usually starts with one person with the beginning of an audacious idea. It has enough form so that others can visualize the possibilities. It also has enough open possibilities that others can see where they can bring their creativity and energy to help co-create it. And woven...
  • By Renee Ruchotzke
    What does it mean to be a member in a congregation? How much can we ask of members? I believe that membership should signify a commitment to the congregation and it's mission as expressed by the Rev. Michael Piazza. ...
  • By Renee Ruchotzke
    Once upon a time there was a congregation that wanted a mission statement. They appointed a committee that worked hard. They held cottage...
  • By Renee Ruchotzke
    I often use General Motors as an example of the top-down model of organization and leadership that is the opposite of what our congregations need to be nimble and vital (and I might add, attractive to Gen-Xers and Millennials). A story from Bloomberg "GM Recalls Stalled in 10 Years of Committee...
  • By Renee Ruchotzke
    Young Adult ministry has been a challenge for congregations of all liberal protestant denominations for decades but the game is changing in...
  • By Renee Ruchotzke
    Has something like this ever happened to you when you're travelling during the summer and decide to check out the local UU congregation? You check their website, find out the service time and see that the topic is "The Secret Life of Bees," the title of one of your favorite novels. But...
  • By Renee Ruchotzke
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  • By Renee Ruchotzke
    All the world's a game....and we are just players... This paraphrase of the line from Shakespeare's As You Like It comes to mind as I am reading Jane McGonigal's book...
  • By Renee Ruchotzke
    I spent several days hiking in the Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia for my vacation. (It was a good opportunity to get away from the technology that is my constant companion during the rest of the year, since there are few cell phone towers in those mountains.) Many of the trails we...
  • By Renee Ruchotzke
    One of my favorite Joni Mitchell songs (YouTube) begins: Every picture has its shadows And it has some source of light Blindness, blindness and sight… When I talk about leadership qualities, I find that many of the qualities can be either strengths or weaknesses—or somewhere on a continuum...
  • By Renee Ruchotzke
    How many of our congregations offer programming that isn't working, or has only a very small group of the "usual suspects" participating?...
  • By Renee Ruchotzke
    The world around us is changing at an exponential rate, so it is often difficult to respond to the new reality. What is true for...
  • By Renee Ruchotzke
    What is the future of Unitarian Universalist congregations? Are we slowly declining, as hinted at in the article UUA membership and...

MidAmerica Events

  • By Cameron Young, Nancy Combs-Morgan
    This webinar includes an introduction into covenant centered classrooms; organizing a churchwide faith development program (with links to helpful resources), and information about our professional association, the Liberal Religious Educators Association (LREDA). Presenters: Nancy Combs-Morgan and Cameron Young
  • By Cameron Young, Nancy Combs-Morgan
    This webinar is specifically designed to help faith development leaders in smaller UU congregations and communities with building a vision of a covenant centered experiences and multigenerational opportunities for spiritual deepening. There are the essentials of some organizational ideas, as well as helpful resources.
  • By Mark Bernstein
    Webinar video: Mark Bernstein discusses Sinek's ideas and principles and relates them to our work in congregational life.
  • By Dori Davenport Thexton, Nancy Combs-Morgan
    Webinar video: 10 good ideas for organizing and sustaining an adult religious education (RE) program that seeks to achieve such transformational faith development.
  • Sunday, July 12, 2020 - 2:00 pm CDT to Saturday, July 18, 2020 - 1:00 pm CDT
    (Conference)
    Bloomington IL
    MidWest Leadership School for youth and adults www.mwls.org

Pacific Western Region

  • By Jonipher Kūpono Kwong, Sarah Gibb Millspaugh
    Every day, awareness that racism is still very much alive in the United States grows. Increasingly, Unitarian Universalist congregations are looking to take a stand, to better understand “whiteness” and to show up meaningfully for racial justice. How would you like to engage? ...

Skinner House Books

Tapestry of Faith: Curricula and Resources for Lifespan Faith Development

Building the World We Dream About

Building the World We Dream About for Young Adults

  • By Mark Hicks
    Building the World We Dream About for Young Adults offers a process by which young adults can engage in honest and open conversations about race, better understand their own ethnic and racial identity and journey, and learn the practical skills they need to in their own lives right now as they make their way in an increasingly multicultural world.