Lay Leadership in Unitarian Universalism
In Our Congregations
Through volunteer committees and elected congregational boards, lay leaders manage most aspects of Unitarian Universalist congregational life, including:
- Hiring ministers and staff
- Building and maintaining buildings
- Managing finances
- Determining the congregation’s position on social justice issues
'Lay-led congregations' are ones that lead themselves without a full-time minister. Unitarian Universalism has a proud history of congregational lay leadership that can be traced to the Fellowship Movement that began in 1948. Some congregations still call themselves fellowships as an outcome of this movement.
In Our Larger Faith Movement
Lay leaders also play a central role in determining the future of the Unitarian Universalist faith by
- Voting on the business of Unitarian Universalism at General Assembly
- Electing the president of our Association
- Holding positions on denominational governance bodies like elected committees and our Board of Trustees
To experience Unitarian Universalism firsthand, we invite you to visit a congregation near you!
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Last updated on Sunday, March 11, 2012.