About ten days ago, Peter Bowden of the UU Growth Blog created a Facebook Group called the UU Growth Lab. It’s an understatement to say that the group has grown rapidly: today there are 279 members, and several spin-off groups. Connecting with that many people passionate about the growth of Unitarian Universalism has been incredibly energizing.
There’s a wide range of interests represented among the group’s members, and it’s pushed me to think about who I am as a change agent–and who I’m not.
Here’s the work my gifts and passions equip me for: I like rebuilding and regrowing dispirited groups, helping each member discover who they are, and what they like to do; I also love making connections between people and groups, creating overlapping networks of creativity.
There are among the UU Growth Lab members people whose gifts and passions equip them to be congregation planters. Because of the way my history and temperament combine, I know that creating a congregation ex nihilo really isn’t my thing. But I’m glad it’s theirs.
So what about you? What are your gifts? What are your passions? What amazing work are you uniquely equipped to accomplish?