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 resistance - the only difference is determining whether the change that comes does so with intentionality and in accordance with a positive vision. Intentional congregations with vision identify opportunities for organizational and spiritual maturity. 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 clarity. The following are the fundamental areas I can help leaders in your community do this:
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. You can also check out my Personal Perspective and Personal Picture Album.
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:
For your convenience, you can access a pdf of my Ministerial Record. You can also view my Feedback page and hear what members of my last congregation have said about the leadership I bring.
If you are interested in continuing the conversation, please check out my references and contact me.