These resources are provided by Mark Bernstein, CERG Growth Development Consultant. We also recommend you visit the UUA Resources Pages for additional resources listings. Of particular note is the Top Picks for Growth on the UUA website.

Web-based Resources

  • Interested in the yearly Breakthrough Congregation Videos? You can now view them online at
  • A Religion for Our Time video series highlights inspiring work in Unitarian Universalist congregations, including innovative projects relating to worship, social justice, membership, and fellowship. New episodes will be added every few weeks to this multimedia page:
  • New UUA Resources for Small and Midsized Congregations. The UUA is creating new website resource collections for small and mid-sized congregations. If your congregation has up to 150 members, or up to about 125 at worship, please see There you will find connections to information and opportunities especially for small congregations. There is a page also posted on for Midsize Congregations at ht These resources are a work-in-progress and the Growth Services Program (Susanna Whitman and team) will be expanding these in the weeks and months to come.
  • CLF resources subscription for small congregations is called the Church Online and can be found at
  • Do you want to make your Sunday mornings run smoothly, from greeting to coffee hour? Learn how the UU Fellowship of Centre County, PA created a ministry of hospitality teams
  • A sermon on The Five Kinds of Growth by Jan Gartner.
  • In this seven minute clip, Alban senior consultant Alice Mann describes the toughest congregational size transition--from pastoral- to program size.



  • Ideas for Growth: Welcoming the Newcomer. Available through the UUA Bookstore.
  • Making a Case for Unitarian Universalism. Rev. James Kubal-Komoto. Available directly from the author. For more information on this item, contact Mark Bernstein.

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