Social Media and Membership Growth with Peter Bowden

A training for Unitarian Universalist leaders and interfaith friends.
Hosted by First Parish in Needham, MA  (Greater Boston Area)









Join us on February 2nd!

A video invitation from Peter Bowden. Peter is a speaker, trainer, and coach on congregational growth, outreach, and media. He has been training congregational leaders nationally for over 16 years. He is also a lifelong Unitarian Universalist.


Our World Has Changed, Has Your Strategy?

Social media, smartphones, and constant access to the internet is fundamentally changing how people form relationships, consume information and make important life decisions.  This has significant implications for congregations, especially with regard to how we share our news and announcements, and how we invite people into membership.    

For our congregations to thrive today, we must understand these changes and learn to use the communication tools of our time with purpose, skill and integrity.   

Join us for this day-long training on social media and membership growth with Unitarian Universalist growth, outreach, and media consultant, Peter Bowden.

Register For This Event

UPDATE: I've decided to make the discounted "team rate" available to all! That means one lower price of $50 (plus ticket fee) per person. No different team rate. Everyone gets the savings. Passing savings on to those who already registered - look for my email Monday.


Per Person + Ticket Processing Fee

Full Day Program 9am - 2:30pm

Morning refreshments
Afternoon snacks

Infuse your congregation with new ideas and strategies to strengthen your social media, outreach, and growth efforts!


Peter Bowden

A speaker, trainer, and coach working with congregations nationally since 2002, Peter has trained thousands of leaders across the United States and online globally.

Grounded in life, leadership, and activism as a Unitarian Universalist, he now supports leaders from a growing range of religious communities, nonprofits, and justice groups.

Program Outline

8:00     Doors Open, Registration & Refreshments

9:00    Opening Worship & Welcome

Morning Session:

  • Changing Technology, Culture and the Challenge for Congregations
  • Social Media and the New Path to Membership

10:45 Break

  • Helping Online Explorers  Choose to Visit and Move Into Membership
  • Welcoming, Orienting, and Educating Your Online Community
  • Small Group Discussion / Submit Questions for Afternoon Session

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch 

Afternoon Session:

  • Supporting a Digital Path to Membership in Your Congregations
  • Going Deeper into Strategy Based on Submitted Questions 
  • Developing Action Plans /  Small Group Exercise

2:00     Final Q & A 

2:30     Formal Closing

Informal Q&A continues until approximately 3pm.

NOTE: Because people travel from far away and need to return home for Sunday, I’ve found it good to wrap the structured content by 2pm then have a final Q&A and casual Q&A after the closing.

Take charge of your digital path to membership, support your online visitors, and grow your congregation!