Leading Congregations Monthly

An invitation for Unitarian Universalist leaders interested in congregational growth, outreach, and media.

 

I'm Unitarian Universalist speaker, trainer, and coach PETER BOWDEN. 

After nearly 20 years of supporting Unitarian Universalist growth, outreach, and media through on-site consultations, private coaching, and regional events, I've moved the core of my training work online.  Why? 

Congregations need their leaders to be passionate about learning and bring new ideas, skills, and strategies to the table. 

I created Leading Congregations Monthly, my new live online training program, to help you do exactly this!  

As a member you will get access to my best and latest content for congregational leaders, new research, strategies, updates on emerging trends, insight from decades of ministry experience, and more.

Please scroll down for more and let me know if you have questions.

In cooperation, 
Peter

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PS - Interfaith friends are welcome to join this program.  While optimized for Unitarian Universalists, the majority of the congregational growth, outreach, and media strategies we discuss will be valuable to you as well. 

Peter Bowden has trained Unitarian Universalist and interfaith congregational leaders across the United States. 

He is known for his humor, story telling, practical advice, and contagious enthusiasm.  

How It Works

• MONTHLY LIVE SESSIONS:  As a member, each month you are invited to participate in a new live training on a topic designed to help you lead and grow your congregation. 

• SCHEDULE:  At present sessions are scheduled for the second Wednesday of the month at 7pm EDT. Sessions last for 90 minutes including live Q&A.  Schedule may shift in response to member feedback.

• PARTICIPATE LIVE: Monthly sessions are conduced live via Zoom Webinar, recorded, then posted with closed captioning and handouts to our program member area.

• MEMBER AREA:  The program member area includes recordings of all previous sessions, with closed captioning and handouts.  The program was launched in January 2019.  

• EMERGENT CURRICULUM: Trainings draw from my decades of ministry experience, innovation, client case studies, training work, and my ongoing research and study. 

• COLLABORATION:  Thanks to my collaborative spirit, mighty use of social media, and a dedicated member only email address, members may share their ongoing questions, topics of interest, and help shape our emergent curriculum.

What's that you say?  What an amazing way to infuse your congregation with new ideas, insights, strategies, and save massive amounts of time as a leader?

I couldn't agree more...

 

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Facebook Strategy 
February 13th, 7:00 - 8:30pm EST

In this session we'll explore Facebook strategy best practices including my review of how the fastest growing churches in the United States are using Facebook.

We’ll also discuss 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.  We have much to discuss!

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.

Upcoming Topics

  • Small Group Growth Strategies
  • Event Based Outreach Strategies
  • The Ministry of Communication 

The topics for March, April, and May will be finalized after discussing with members during our next session.

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.       

BY POPULAR DEMAND
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

$25

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 - Monthly

ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION

$250

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!

Two months free 
when join for year

Simplifies reimbursement by congregation / professional expense reporting. 

Join for Year!

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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Program Themes

Each training session will have a specific topic, but there are larger program themes we will be working to integrate. For example, our first session looked at how to use simple video messages within the content of your website and social media to support online welcoming, hospitality, and promote participation in congregational life.

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.  

MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION

$25

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 - Monthly

ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION

$250

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!

Two months free 
when join for year

Simplifies reimbursement by congregation / professional expense reporting. 

Join for Year!