As I’ve been doing research into what different congregations, leaders/ministers are doing I’m struck by how much passion and talent we have in our movement. That and how far behind we are in using technology and learning from our most talented people.
I love that the UUA has had audio DVDs and online audio of essays for leaders, the Drive Time Essays. Revisiting this — it came up in a couple web searches for resources — it has left me hungry for more talk with minister/leaders. But not so much the voice actor reading a polished essay. I want live, honest talk with our leadership. More of a talk show / podcast with leadership.
Those who are growing congregations need to be heard.
Those who want to grow need support and mentoring.
Here’s what I’m going to do. I have a couple of people I’ve lined up to talk to about media, technology and growth. Instead of a private call I’m going to invite them to conduct our conversation like an hour “UU Growth Talk Radio” show… Its not live, there are no callers (yet). But the call can be recorded and shared for almost no cost. Just our time.
Not sure what I’m talking about? Years ago when I was working more exclusively with small group ministry I did this with the Rev. Glenn Turner. The result was an audio CD as this was pre-pod. It has since been placed online. You can listen to this interview here.
Do you like the idea of a UU Growth podcast / talk radio show? If so, who would you want to be interviewed?
I’d love to talk with…
- Rev. Peter Morales, our new UUA president, on the urgency of growth
- Ministers and lay leaders of previously identified breakthrough congregations
- the people behind the Arlington, VA congregation’s website
- Ministers who are doing great things with media like Rev. Nate Walker and Rev. Tony Lorenzen
- Rev. Christine Robinson and others working with multi-site congregations
- Volunteer, part-time and full time membership coordinators
Who would you like interviewed? Also, if you have something great to share / teach others related to UU growth and leading amazing congregations, speak up. Volunteer. We need far more voices in the UU growth conversation.