Joining a UUCF Ministry Team
RevRonRobinson at aol.com
RevRonRobinson at aol.com
Wed Aug 23 09:19:16 EDT 2006
As you may remember, the UUCF Board has renewed its structure to one of
ministry teams or working groups. Each Board member will have a portfolio to be
the leader of one of our groups, facilitating meetings, and reporting to Board
and being Board liaison to the team. The Teams though are made up of you,
those with a particular interest in one of the ministry team areas (I wouldn't
try to be on more than one or two at most of them). Being a part of one of the
teams is a great way to help the UUCF realize its potential, and it is where
we nurture and draw from for our future leadership, as well as where former
leaders can "keep a hand in." The teams meet as needed (at least quarterly)
via free to members phone conferences and email and in person at our events
Below are the new Board-led ministry teams. Please discern where you are
called to join. Then write me a note letting me know which one(s) you would like
to help with, and why, and any relevant background, expertise, etc. We will
find a place for all even if we can't get everyone on one of the official
teams (we do have some limitations in number since these groups meet in phone
conferences which we pay for so there is no cost to the team members for the
meetings; another reason to up your financial contribution to the cause :) ).
We know that there are many areas of importance left out of these Board-led
teams, areas that fall under our "permission-giving" groups (global,
ecumenical, young adult and other focused relationships we need to be involved in) and
so look for your creativity and leadership there as well. Same followup for
these groups: drop me a note with a proposal about the group and its mission.
At the Board level these team leaders will be looking for ways to work
together to help each area grow.
Each of these teams respond in their own way to our mission of being
'witnesses to the transforming power of the Holy Spirit in our lives."
Ministry Teams and current Leaders (some will be announced soon)
Membership (Connie Chin and Robert Jordan Ross): devising and implementing
strategies and new outreach and to new audiences and followingup to grow our
numbers of subscribers/members and nurture their commitment.
WebMinistry (James Hamilton): taking our website, online groups, blog to the
next level and the level after that, helping it to provide an experience of
the UUCF and to help people connect not only with our message but with one
Small Groups (Dave Dawson): coordinating and helping to resource and spread
the small groups of UU Christians and Jesus Tradition folks who are meeting
in churches and in areas around the country, and world.
UU Christian Journal (Russ Savage): assisting the Editor to both produce and
promote and use widely in new and various ways the annual theological
journal. Working with the Clergy/Seminarians team on the annual Bowen and Hedge
scholarship essay awards competition.
Liturgy/Curriculum (Robert Fabre): producing new resources of UU Christian
liturgy and religious education material for all ages, for individuals and
families and small groups and churches.
Messaging (Tom Schade): producing newly-imagined content for new
advertising, for new pamphlets, for the web, and other media to convey the mission,
vision and values and the range of UU Christianity.
Revivals (Dean Drake): to coordinate with local Revival host churches and
ministers in planning and implementing our annual Revivals held around the
country, as well as promoting and helping where possible in regional Revivals.
Leadership Development (Lewis Walker): helping to identify and nurture
future leaders, providing a place and resources for their passion to spark and
grow among us, and handling Nomination duties.
General Assembly: to coordinate the presence and programming of the UUCF at
the annual GAs. Of particular note in the next few years is examining the
changing audience at GA, the changing relationship of affiliate groups to GA
programming, and continuing to grow our witness "off-the-grid."
Clergy/Seminarians/Churches: To coordinate efforts to building better
relationships and providing resources with those seeking to be UU Christian clergy
and those who are ordained and the churches they serve, with special
relationship to the Council of Christian Churches within the UUA, as well as
nurturing connections with non-Christian clergy in the UUA.
Good News: assisting the Editor in producing and promoting and wide use of
the bimonthly periodical.
The officers comprise the Executive Team which meets every other month and
when needed to look at the big picture, finances, and staff.
Please help these leaders in this critical time for our expansion.
thanks for all you do already wherever you are, and blessings,
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