My name is Greg Ward and I'm very excited about exploring ways that I can help your congregation build community, grow leadership and live out your mission with energy and joy during your upcoming period of transition.
I have discovered that the Congregations who are most successful, are the congregations who face transitions well and channel the greatest amount of energy into their next settled ministry. These communities are not afraid of change and, in fact, recognize that change will happen regardless of our discomfort or resistence - the only difference is determining whether the change comes does so with intentionality and in accordance with a positive vision. Intentional congregations with vision identify the impulse for organizational and spiritual maturity within their community. They respond to confusion or ambiguity with curiosity, experience and resources. They address challenge with flexibility, creativity and resilience. My role is helping generate leadership who can focus attention on the points of maximum leverage and to do so with understanding, acceptance, appreciation and power. The following are the fundamental areas I can help leaders and the communities:
A lifetime as a Unitarian Universalist and nearly twenty years in our professional ministry has given me the opportunity to work with a number of different settings as a member, lay leader and minister. Some of what I've learned is described in my Ministerial Perspective. To hear and see a little about my personal and family life, you can explore my Personal Page.
Working in this area of transition ministry is my calling. What I bring that helps congregations move into their next ministry with confidence and power are:
View my Feedback page and hear what members of my last congregation have said about the leadership I brought
If you are interested in continuing the conversation, I would be happy to connect you with my references.