Upcoming Webinars & Trainings
Vibrant Music Without Big Pockets - January 13 & 17
Two Colaboratory Webinars on Creating Vibrant Music Programs on Limited Budgets!
Hosted by the AUUMM (Association for UU Music Ministries; formerly UUMN) and Soul Matters.
Offered Twice: Sunday, January 13 at 7-8pm ET & Thursday, January 17 at 1-2pm ET
Online Sign In: Join the meetings using the following link: https://zoom.us/j/5857099120
No Charge or Pre-registration: There is no charge for the webinar and no registration is required.
Music ministries are central to the spiritual life of our congregations and yet adequate funding frequently remains elusive. These two webinars will provide an opportunity for music ministry leaders to the challenges and solutions to creating vibrant music programs on a limited budgets. All Are Welcome; This is not just for paid music staff. So bring your entire worship staff and lay worship team members.
Success stories will be on hand: This will be an open and collaborative discussion but we will also recruit some folks ahead of time to share their success stories!
Small Group Facilitator Training
An in-depth webinar training for small group facilitators and program leaders. Covers the Soul Matters facilitation model, tips for handling facilitation challenges, strategies for program growth, and best practices for new facilitator recruitment and support. For congregations that have existing facilitator training programs as well as congregations that don’t. If your congregation has an existing training, send your trainers as a way of preparing them to lead your own training. We are also glad to work with congregations to set up a personalized training for their facilitators. We hold these trainings quarterly, so if you can't make those currently offered keep you eye out here for future ones.
COST: $20 per participant, group discounts available for congregations sending 5 or more. (email Susan to register as a congregation)
DATE & TIME: We are offering this webinar twice, one geared toward west coast attendees, the other toward east coast. Sign up for either!
REGISTER for an upcoming training by clicking a button below:
Monthly Small Group Meetings for Facilitators: January - May 2019
Our monthly, two-hour on-line small groups for facilitators are a unique and intensive facilitator training experience. For five months, facilitators meet once-a-month with our team lead and founder of Soul Matters, Rev. Scott Tayler. Each monthly meeting is run as a small group and follows the packet for the upcoming month. Facilitators get a “dry run” of the session they will be leading the following month. Along the way, Rev. Tayler pauses to point out tips and group process. In addition to learning technique, facilitators are nourished by the personal sharing of fellow facilitators from around the country.
After each 2 hour session, facilitators can stay on the call for an optional and more personalized troubleshooting and tips session with Rev. Tayler. This is a chance for facilitators to receive monthly support for the particular challenges they are wrestling with in their groups back in their home congregations.
COST: $100 for a half year (5 meetings)
TIME PERIOD: We run these 5-month sessions twice a year, September-January & January-May. The next series is January 2019 - May 2019.
MEETING TIME: We are offering two groups, one timed to be convenient for eastern and central time participants and another timed to be convenient for mountain and pacific time participants:
SIGN UP NOW TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT: Space is limited to 8 participants per group, so register soon by clicking on one of the buttons below.
The Soul Matters team is here to support and coach you. But we're also passionate about creating channels for you to support and share your gifts with each other. One way to do that is through offering a webinar yourself. So, if you’re doing something unique or feel you you’ve learned something important about theme-based ministry, small groups, experiential RE or creative worship, then click the button below and let's get talking about creating a webinar together!