Some people are born leaders but no one is
born a congregational leader. Becoming a strong, centered leader of a
Unitarian Universalist congregation takes commitment, focus, and
knowledge. Effective congregational leaders are, first and foremost,
grounded in their own Unitarian Universalist faith. Additionally, they
know how to develop and maintain healthy and vital congregations; they
appreciate the difference between religious leadership and secular
leadership; and they understand the role of congregational dynamics as
they lead their congregations through good and challenging times.
Effective congregational leaders incorporate their Unitarian
Universalist values into their leadership style and lead from a place of
integrity and purpose.
The Southern Unitarian Universalist
Leadership Experience is an opportunity for current and future leaders
to deepen their understanding of congregational leadership and to
develop their abilities with other UU leaders. For the most significant
impact on a congregation's health and vitality, we especially encourage
congregations to send teams of leaders to learn and develop together.