Hi friends!  Its me, Peter Bowden.  Unitarian Universalist consultant, trainer, and coach.

This is your invitation to join Leading Congregations Monthly, my training program for volunteer leaders, staff, and religious professionals.

Membership is $15 per month with each training focused on topics related to congregational growth, outreach, media and associated hot topics.

Join us - ENROLL NOW

As a member you'll receive:

  • A new LIVE training with me every month   
  • Member area with recordings of all training sessions - see list below
  • Bonus 1:  Volunteer Recruitment Mini-Course
  • Bonus 2:  Social Media and Membership Growth Course

Check out the program details below and if you want in, click the button to enroll!  

In cooperation,


Here's the plan for the next few months.


The Ministry of Communication
Wednesday, July 10th at 7pm EST
• Upgrading your ministry-communication mindset
• Collaboration between clergy, staff, and volunteer communicators
• Building your media capacity
• Coordinating your team’s work
• Frequently asked questions


Training Greeters (Sunday Greeters)
Wednesday, August 14th at 7pm EST
What they need to do, know, how many to have, other considerations.

Fall Topics

Fall topics will be announced after we complete our July member survey.  Join now to help shape our emergent curriculum!


Our previous sessions are waiting for you on-demand. Oh yeah!

  • Module 1: Video Message Bootcamp
  • Module 2:  How the Fastest Growing Churches in the USA Use Facebook
  • Module 3: Small Group Growth Strategies
  • Module 4: Congregations Leading on Climate
  • Module 5: Essentials Twitter Strategy for Congregations
  • Module 6: Congregational Communication Self-Audits


  • Every month features a new 90-minute training on a topic related to congregational growth, outreach, and media.
  • Sessions are conducted via LIVE Zoom webinar with interactive chat and Q&A.
  • I'm on camera. You're not. You can participate in your pajamas.
  • All training sessions are recorded.
  • The program member area includes recordings of all previous sessions, with closed captioning, and session handouts.  
  • Trainings are scheduled for the second Wednesday of the month at 7pm EDT, though this is subject to change based on conflicting events, member feedback, and other factors.
  • Sessions topics are chosen 3 months out with member feedback and hot topics / trends informing our emergent curriculum.


  • You may gather other leaders from your congregation around your computer, connected TV or projector to participate in live trainings as a group.
  • You may play video recordings of trainings - available in program member area -- in team meetings with other leaders from your congregation.
  • You may share printed copies of handouts with other leaders from your congregation.


You'll get immediate access to all previous monthly trainings.

You'll also get immediate access to the following BONUS content:    

  • Peter's Volunteer Recruitment mini-course.
  • Peter's popular Social Media and Membership Growth course

And, of course, you will be invited to participate in our monthly member-only live trainings!

That's how it works.  New content monthly. Everything is on-demand waiting for you.

Want to join us? 

Enroll Now

Peter Bowden

Peter has trained thousands of Unitarian Universalist and interfaith leaders across the United States, and internationally through his online programs.  

Specializing in congregational growth, outreach, and media,  Peter is known for his contagious enthusiasm, practical advise, and collaborative spirit.