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The Growing Church: Keys to Congregational Vitality Paperback – January 15, 2010

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Growing Unitarian Universalism is a moral imperative. It is the moral equivalent of feeding the hungry and housing the homeless. These essays by ministers who have led some of our fastest growing churches share their passion and their wisdom. This is essential reading for everyone who wants to see our faith thrive. --Peter Morales, president, Unitarian Universalist Association

These essays are far and away the best guide to congregational growth and vitality I've ever read. They provide both practical and spiritual guidance for those of us who are secret or not-so-secret evangelists. --Kathleen Montgomery, executive vice president, Unitarian Universalist Association

If you as ministers or as lay leaders want to see your churches get past the roadblocks, if you are willing to change a few bad habits and begin practicing a few good ones, read this book. Not only read it, but take it to heart. What you will find may surprise you. You just might like what happens to your church. --Dennis Hamilton, minister, Horizon Unitarian Universalist Church, Carrollton, Texas

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Thom Belote serves as minister of the Shawnee Mission Unitarian Universalist Church in Overland Park, Kansas.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Skinner House Books (January 15, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1558965599
  • ISBN-13: 978-1558965591
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,151,030 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book is a collection of essays by a group of visionary Unitarian Universalist leaders, most of whom are leading congregations with significant growth. They show that growth in numbers comes from the other types of growth: our development of faith, our deepening of the spirit, the focus and purposeful action of our leaders and a deep sense of shared connection to a greater good.
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The book is helpful if you are trying make your UU Church grow in membership. The Unitarian Universalist churches are unique in the respect that there are no threats of damnation if you do not agree with some stated dogma. Thus the growth factor has to be the appeal to individuals who wish to be a component of a community of thinkers.
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