Build up community to involve more diverse age groups.
Programming to attract younger congregants.
Put out on live stream a variety of groups available
Bring in scheduled guest speakers from UWM, etc – to give senior minister a break more often
Congregation access to specifics in contract—how many guest speakers, scheduled vacations, conferences, volunteer time, sabbatical or spiritual retreat, etc., so it is not all a surprise “gone again for 2 weeks”.
Sustainable building property
Financial stability – realistic
Mission/vision current – review it periodically
Recruit big attraction
Gender balance on board
Reconsider land footprint – reduce land?
Systemic GLUR /day prayer; participation visible in UWM community
Advertise facility use and rental
Minister has community/academic outreach
Media presence (not in the Gazette)
Social media ads participation
Vacation bible school
More attractive to young families
Pave parking lot
Strong youth program so parents can fill their own bucket
Grow the congregation’s knowledge base – layman classes, SEE classes, etc.
Increase attendance to UCR activities (e.g. Prayerathon, guest speakers, craft shows, social activities)
Have events and promote them outside UCR
More people to spread the volunteer workload
Outreach – improve name recognition – often confused with Unitarians
Get information from visitors – have them leave it in the pew or basket or something so we get their
Ask people why they haven’t come back. Invite them to come 3 times before they change their mind.
Keep a YouTube presence so people can check us out ahead of time.
Grow our congregation, we need a dynamic leader who we can grow our visions with together
A leader who attracts new people
How to make it “stick”, keep people around–retention is important!
A male energy would be nice for a change (male minister)
Would like the Board to share their visions with congregation first, to give us some direction