Friends, I’m excited to announce that I will be leading a Small Group Ministry Facilitator Training on Nov. 13th with the Rev. Dr. Jan Carlsson-Bull. Below find details and registration information, as well as a PDF flier to share. Please help spread the word. Just click the social media icons at the end of this post. Thanks! ~ Peter
UU Small Group Ministry
with Peter Bowden and Jan Carlsson-Bull
The UU District of Metro NY is proud to offer a day long facilitator training with Peter Bowden, UU Growth Consultant and co-founder of the Unitarian Universalist Small Group Ministry Network and The Rev. Dr. Jan Carlsson-Bull, Interim Minister at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Catskills and current Board Member of the Unitarian Universalist Small Group Ministry Network.
This training has been designed for congregations launching or re-launching an intentional congregation-wide small group ministry. There are many ways to structure small group ministries and covenant groups. We will be focusing on a model where a network of lay led groups is integrated into the primary work and ministry of the congregation.
Cost: $ 40.00 per person. Morning coffee and lunch provided.
We recommend you bring a congregational team of three or more if possible.
Registration: Register online https://www.formdesk.com/uuforms/SGM
Peter Bowden is a Unitarian Universalist consultant specializing in congregational growth, outreach and evangelism. Peter is one of the founders of the UU Small Group Ministry Network, a national organization and non-profit dedicated to supporting small group ministries within our movement. Through this network and independently Peter has led workshops on small group ministry throughout New England, at General Assemblies, at Ferry Beach and Star Island.
Rev. Dr. Jan Carlsson-Bull is the Interim Minister at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Catskills in Kingston, NY. She served for six years as Minister at First Parish Unitarian Universalist in Cohasset, Massachusetts, where in partnership with congregational leaders she launched small group ministry known as Circle Ministry. It has grown to encompass almost one-third of the membership. Before coming to First Parish, Jan served for seven years as Assistant Minister at All Souls, New York City. She currently serves on the Board of the Unitarian Universalist Small Group Ministry Network and has contributed articles to the SGM Quarterly Journal on launching small group ministry and small group service ventures.