Friday, March 18, 2005


Welcome to our blog, A View From the Mountains, sort of like Ronald Hiefetz's view from the balcony only a bit higher. Through this blog we will share our thoughts on congregational systems, transformational ministry, and change processes. We will do this via brief memos, as well as longer papers. We will add pieces from our workshops and respond to questions you raise. This is a way for us to share our work beyond our workshops. We hope you find it useful.

The Rev. Ken Brown, D.Min. & Angela Merkert, Ed.D


At 1:04 PM, Blogger Susan Manker-Seale said...

This is my first time to such a thing. Ken, your media ministry workshop at the last UUMA meeting is helping us as well as the mid-size congregations conference, so thanks. I'll keep this short and see if it works. Susan Manker-Seale

At 1:28 PM, Blogger Dave Kinnear said...

Thanks for doing this Ken, it is an excellent start to another resource.

I agree with your comments that many times the bylaws will not need to be changed in order to move to a policy style of governance. It seems to me though, that many past policies made by the various boards will need to be "changed" at the very least.

Still, the most significant issue will be changing mindsets, not documents!


At 2:30 PM, Blogger Gina Whitaker said...

Great idea, Ken and Angela! Our board just voted officially to take on the transformation to PG; having served on the District Board, I know what a task it is, and though I am not serving on my congregation's board at this time, I surely will alert our Exec Team and rest of board to this new resource!!
Thanks again!
Gina Whitaker
UUF San Luis Obispo

At 7:16 AM, Blogger H. Paul Schwitzgebel said...

Thanks for providing this resource. I'm camped somewhere between UU and UCC ministry and will be adding my own filters to what I read and write.

H. Paul Schwitzgebel

At 7:59 PM, Blogger Lynn Dash said...

I too am glad to have these discussions.
Regarding the "Executive" or "Exec or Administrative Team" in a UU congregation, is there any particular configuration that works better than others? I've heard there's always the minister; the others seem to vary, usually (but not always?) include a lay person. Would appreciate comments.

At 9:43 PM, Blogger Radical Hapa said...

Glad to see you are doing this Ken and Andrea. Please keep up the good work and public sharing of great ideas!

At 4:52 PM, Blogger mrexmiller said...

I noticed you've read my book, The Millennium Matrix. Let me know if you have any questions. If you send me your email I'll send a copy of two recent articles I've written - for The Futurist and for Charisma.

Rex Miller


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