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Leading Congregations Monthly

Infuse your congregation with monthly ideas, insights, and strategies! Join monthly trainings with Peter Bowden, as well as access recordings on-demand.

 

Leading Congregations Monthly is my live and on-demand training series dedicated to helping you lead and grow your congregation.   

You can learn more and join Leading Congregations Monthly below!  Have questions?  Contact me:
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In cooperation, 
Peter Bowden

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

Wednesday, April 10th  at 7:00 pm EST
Congregations and the Climate Crisis  

One of my goals with Leading Congregations Monthly is to focus our attention on critical, trending, ,and other emerging issues.  

At present, our CO2 emissions are still on the rise, a path that will result in catastrophic rise in sea-level, collapse our food systems, and mass climate migration as regions of the Earth become uninhabitable.   

But there is hope! We know what must be done. What's missing is moral leadership and faith-based organizing. That's where we come in. 

In our session, I will be focusing on specific ways to structure your climate efforts, strategies for engaging members and friends with these issues, and how to do so in a sustainable way.  This session will be shaped as I prepare, interviewing interfaith climate leaders, and hear from you over the next few weeks.

Session 3: Small Group Growth Strategies 

In this 90-minute training we'll dive into one of my favorite topics - small groups as engines for congregational growth.

To grow a congregation at scale a group-based system is required to connect people, form meaningful relationships, develop leaders, and promote personal and spiritual growth. 

In 2001, I launched the UU Small Group Ministry Network, the primary organizations supporting group based ministry within the Unitarian Universalist denomination. 

I will share a primer on small group ministry as an essential growth strategy, followed by specific practices I recommend to turn small groups into engines for growth. 

Session 2: Facebook Strategy 

In our February session we explored Facebook strategy best practices informed by my recent review of how the fastest growing churches in the United States are using Facebook.

We also discussed Facebook challenges based on your submitted questions including:
1) The balance of using pages versus groups. 
2) New requirements for “political advertising” which some congregational social justice posts are being identified as.

Note that Facebook has made massive changes over the last year or so, prioritizing content from friends, family, and groups over brand pages, as well as establishing new advertising policies.

Members may access session recording and handouts in our program member area.

Session 1: Video Message Bootcamp

Our January session went deep into strategies for using video to communicate, engage, and inspire. We focused on simple video  messages anyone with a smartphone, laptop, or desktop computer can make.  

Members may access session recording and handouts in our program member area.

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Volunteer leaders and staff have asked me to add an ANNUAL payment option.  DONE! Planning on being reimbursed by your congregation? This simplifies reimbursement. 

You may cancel your subscription at any time from within your PayPal account.

MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION

$15

PER MONTH

LIVE monthly online trainings 

Submit questions for Q&A sessions live or in advance

Gather team members from within your congregation to participate as group 

Member area with video recordings + handouts

Wisdom from our growing 
learning community

Fun & Surprises!

JOIN AND YOU'LL ALSO GET THESE BONUSES
😎 

BONUS 1
IMMEDIATE ACCESS TO MY RELATIONAL VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT MINI-COURSE


BONUS 2 
IMMEDIATE ACCESS TO MY  SOCIAL MEDIA AND MEMBERSHIP GROWTH COURSE 

JOIN - Monthly Subscription

ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION

$180

PER YEAR

LIVE monthly online trainings 

Submit questions for Q&A sessions live or in advance

Gather team members from within your congregation to participate as group 

Member area with video recordings + handouts

Wisdom from our growing 
learning community

Fun & Surprises!

Simplifies reimbursement by congregation / professional expense reporting. 

JOIN AND YOU'LL ALSO GET THESE BONUSES
😎 

BONUS 1
IMMEDIATE ACCESS TO MY RELATIONAL VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT MINI-COURSE


BONUS 2 
IMMEDIATE ACCESS TO MY  SOCIAL MEDIA AND MEMBERSHIP GROWTH COURSE 

Getting reimbursed by your congregation?  The annual subscription simplifies accounting.

JOIN - Annual Subscription

How It Works

Here's an overview of how Leading Congregations Monthly works.

  • Every month features a new 90-minute live training on a focused topic related to congregational growth, outreach, and media.
  • Sessions are conducted via interactive video webinar (I'm on camera, you're not) including chat and Q&A.
  • 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.
  • All training sessions are recorded.
  • Handouts are provided.
  • The program member area includes recordings of all previous sessions, with closed captioning, and handouts. 
  • Trainings draw from my decades of ministry experience (Unitarian Universalist), innovation, client case studies, training work, and ongoing study.
  • As a member, you may invite others from their congregation to participate in live trainings with them, gathering around the member's computer or connected screen / projector.
  • As a member, you may play video recordings in meetings with other leaders in your congregation, as well as share printed copies of handouts.  Handout Sample. 
  • Members are invited to be in touch with me via social media and a dedicated member only email address to share questions, topics of interest, and help shape our emergent curriculum.

My Oath of Awesome

My personal commitment is to make every session fun, engaging, and of incredible value to you as a leader. 

At my seminars I often have volunteer leaders, staff, and religious professionals say, "Wow. That just saved us a couple of years. Thank you."

By bringing us together in this learning community, you get my best content, new content before anyone else, live training, your questions answered via Q&A sessions, and benefit from my research at an incredibly low price.

If you want to try it,  let's get rid of the risk.  Join today and lock in the launch discount securing ongoing savings month after month. 

If for any reason you find it isn't right for you, you can cancel your membership. If you'd like to request a refund, contact me via the email address listed in our member area and I'll refund your last month payment.       

What can you do with your subscription?

Someone sent me a great question. "Can we participate with a team?" Here's what you can do, and you're going to love this!!!

 

I know. That's amazing! So would you like to join us?

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Accelerate your learning.

One of the greatest challenges facing congregations today is the lag time between our changing world and the congregation's internal rate of learning, experimentation, and change.

I've launched Leading Congregations Monthly to help  leaders like you:

  • Access new ideas, strategies, and insights to help you lead and grow your congregation.
  • Learn from training sessions delivered with clarity and a focus on implementation. 
  • Save time from my ongoing study of trends, interviews with leaders, research, case studies, and decades of ministry leadership, consulting, and innovation.   
  • Benefit from a fantastic peer learning community.
  • Get immediate answers to questions asked during our live Q & A sessions.

If you are a fellow Unitarian Universalist, humanist, progressive Christian, or other religious leader excited to learn with our Leading Congregations Monthly community, I'd love to have you join us!

Included with your membership is permission to gather other leaders from your congregation around your computer (projector is fine) to participate as a group.  You may also watch recordings in team meetings.  

Would you like to join us?

If you're ready, pick a subscription below. Have questions? Contact me via links at top of the page. Thanks! Peter

MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION

$15

PER MONTH

LIVE monthly online trainings 

Submit questions for Q&A sessions live or in advance

Gather team members from within your congregation to participate as group 

Member area with video recordings + handouts

Wisdom from our growing 
learning community

Fun & Surprises!

JOIN AND YOU'LL ALSO GET THESE BONUSES
😎 

BONUS 1
IMMEDIATE ACCESS TO MY RELATIONAL VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT MINI-COURSE


BONUS 2 
IMMEDIATE ACCESS TO MY POPULAR CONGREGATIONAL SOCIAL MEDIA AND MEMBERSHIP GROWTH COURSE (version 1)

JOIN - Monthly Subscription

ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION

$180

PER YEAR

LIVE monthly online trainings 

Submit questions for Q&A sessions live or in advance

Gather team members from within your congregation to participate as group 

Member area with video recordings + handouts

Wisdom from our growing 
learning community

Fun & Surprises!

JOIN AND YOU'LL ALSO GET THESE BONUSES
😎 

BONUS 1
IMMEDIATE ACCESS TO MY RELATIONAL VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT MINI-COURSE


BONUS 2 
IMMEDIATE ACCESS TO MY POPULAR CONGREGATIONAL SOCIAL MEDIA AND MEMBERSHIP GROWTH COURSE (version 1)

Getting reimbursed by your congregation?  The annual subscription simplifies accounting.

JOIN - Annual Subscription

Leading Congregations Monthly is optimized for Unitarian Universalists and Interfaith, Humanist, and other religious leaders who appreciate my perspective. 

I was raised a Unitarian Universalist, am married to a Unitarian Universalist minister, and have worked with our congregations for decades.