Saturday, July 11, 2009
What do you want from a church? Supposing you could build it from scratch.
Every church needs a plan and every plan needs goals, but before we get to the goals we have to understand what the expectations and requirements are of the various stakeholders in that church.
Who are the stakeholders in a church?
They are the members, the members families, the potential members, the community in which the church exists, the wider organizatonal structure of the religious organization, the State and nation in which the church exists and lastly, the world.
What are the expectations and requirements of each of these groups?
What do the members want? It is hard to know unless you ask them.
If you are a member of BUUF what do you want from BUUF? If you are a UU what do you want from Unitarian Universalism? If you are not a member of BUUF or the UUA what would you want from a UU church in your community?
Please leave your comments on this blog.
This is article #7 in a series on Birth Of A Congregation.