Congregations and Safety

Rev Lisa PresleyHow to help improve safety in your congregation: are you prepared for natural and/or human created difficulties and disasters? Learn more here.


Presenter: Heartland District Executive (as of 2013, MidAmerica Regional Congregational Life Consultant) Rev. Lisa Presley.



Rev Andrew PakulaWebinar   New UnityThe Rev. Andrew Pakula was Prairie Star District’s theme presenter at the Fall 2011 Small Congregation Conference in Des Moines, IA. Andy’s presentations were extremely well received by those in attendance. The three are: The New Unity Story, Using Social Media, and Attracting Young Adults.

Presenter: Rev. Andrew Pakula

Andy Pakula is senior minister of New Unity-Unitarians, a small congregation in London, England which has grown from 35 to 100+ members in just five short years. To find out more about Andy and New Unity, check out Andy's blog and New Unity’s website

A Dozen Good Ideas and One Caveat: Explore how you can improve the function of your Committee on Ministry.  Find out how best to structure your COM, what their job should be, and how to help your congregation become more vibrant through this work.

Presenter: Rev. Barbara Child. Barbara retired from interim ministry in 2012 and also serves as a Ministerial Settlement Representative.

Host: Rev. Lisa Presley, Congregational Life Consultant, MidAmerica Region

Allows professional clergy, lay leaders and congregation at large to work toward fulfillment of mission and covenant. Bylaws should support COM made up of well respected persons. Regular rotation and term limits. Should not have adversarial approach!

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