“Are you interested in growing your church membership, connecting with your community and developing your congregational voice to be a relevant presence in the twenty-first century? Come and join us for a transformative conference where we will learn and grow in new ways, as well as create partnerships with other vital congregations.”
Friday, October 26 – Saturday, October 27, 2012 the First Parish Church (Unitarian Universalist) in Taunton, MA is hosting a growth conference which I hope you will consider sending a team to.
Presenting will be my colleague, Paul Nickerson, a senior associate with Griffith Coaching, the leading new church start and turnaround Company in the country. Paul has more than 30 years of experience as a local pastor, judicatory leader and church consultant.
I met Paul in May of 2011 at a New Church Start Boot Camp he was leading with Jim Griffith, author of Ten Most Common Mistakes Made by New Church Starts. That training was the best I’ve attended in years! Now I’m excited to hear Paul’s take on growth, membership and turning congregations around.
Is this a Unitarian Universalist event?
This event will have participants from a range of denominations including Unitarian Universalist and UCC, and is being coordinated by the Rev. Christana Wille-Mcknight.
Social Media Bonus!
Paul has also been kind enough to invite me, Peter Bowden, to speak on congregational social media. That’s right, can’t have a complete growth conference without a healthy (and fun) dose of social media! We’ll have about 45 minutes for this portion of the conference.
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I look forward to seeing you in Taunton!