Unitarian Universalist Christians have no mission society or support base to help new Christian churches organize. And while that would probably be helpful, you have to work with what you have. Better to build from attainable work than to plan and plan fruitlessly.
So I commend to my readers six projects or habits that Unitarian Universalist Christians could undertake to make the work of starting new churches that much easier:
- Talk up funding, whether it be by Faithify, some other crowdfunding platform. private pledge or Chalice Lighters. Stand ready to give.
- If you preach, be willing to license sermon texts to be read in the new congregation.
- Be available to attend worship of a new congregation, if one gathers within a reasonable travel distance.
- Commit to praying for the new congregation regularly.
- Research online for meeting locations for the new congregation. Prepare a spreadsheet with the map coordinates.
- Survey what talents you already have that might be useful to a congregation — copy editing, digital image processing, sewing, contract review come to mind quickly — and offer your services. Be prepared to decline graciously.
I dashed these out in less than fifteen minutes. I bet you can think of more.