directionWhat does a growing congregation look like?  What are they doing to grow when most congregations are either stagnant or are declining?

Several days ago I shared that one third of UU congregations have grown in the past 10 years and highlighted a few of our congregations that have grown 30% or more in the past ten years.  This week, I want to share the names and provide links to the websites of all of the congregations (over 70 members) that have been growing at that rate during this time where most mainline protestant denominations are declining.

In invite you to look at congregations that are near your size and see how they articulate and live in to their missions…..

Over 800 Members
From 401 to 800 Members
From 251 to 400 Members
From 171 to 250 Members
From 121 to 170 Members
From 70 to 120 Members:

 

 

About the Author
Rev. Renee Ruchotzke
Leadership Development Consultant, Central East Regional Group (CERG) of the UUA. I have a vision of Unitarian Universalist congregations being led by thousands of diverse, spiritually mature and passionate people ready and willing to spread the good news of liberal religion.  I believe ministry is best when shared between lay and professional leaders. More information about me can be found on the CERG regional website.
  • Christian Schmidt

    And now I’ll be the guy who complains this only includes congregations with more than 70 members. The church that just called me (First Parish in Malden), grew from about 10 members to 60 in the last decade! Thanks for the list.

    • vitalleaders

      Excellent point, Christian! :-)