Steven provides Program Ministry services to UU Santa Fe―learning, small group ministry, connecting, and justice-making support. He has served congregations large and small in the East, Midwest, and now here at UU Santa Fe.
sharing Susan Beaumont's 10 Questions
Susan Beaumont is a consultant, coach and spiritual director. Susan is a practical contemplative. She works at the intersection of organizational health and spiritual guidance. Specializing in the unique dynamics of large congregations, Susan’s work focuses on staff team dynamics, board development and leadership in times of transition. Rev. Beaumont is the author of How to Lead When You Don’t Know Where You’re Going and Inside the Large Congregation. She is co-author of When Moses Meets Aaron.
As we reshape our community to accommodate the new realities that the COVID-19 pandemic thrust upon all of us, let me introduce you to one of the best church-thinkers I know, Susan Beaumont. I am excerpting 10 questions from her recent article that I recommend that you all read in its entirety—it's neither long nor difficult.
Your Board of Trustees will be engaging in some skillful initiatives this year to discern who we are and what we aspire to as a community. Ponder these 10 questions to get a head start in how you feel about this. What are your own questions? Jot down your thoughts and bring them into our future discussions.
What Have We Lost?
“Dreams are what guide us, art is what defines us, math is what makes it all possible, and love is what lights our way.”―Mike Norton