Clyde, over at A People So Bold calls for the formation of a foundation dedicated to Unitarian Universalist Growth, as a way to support UU evangelism.
Personally, I think that what we need is a foundation dedicated to Unitarian Universalist growth. This foundation would have a Board of Trustees devoted to the mission of stimulating church planting specialists, and local efforts to create new congregations, and community ministries that involve outreach (mission) informed by Unitarian Universalist values. The Board would not be elected by Districts or the General Assembly and the Executive Director would not be involved with a risk adverse association of congregations led by ministers competing for scare resources.What would it take for such a foundation to be successful? Aside from money. How would it avoid optimistically funding disfunction? How would it be clearly accountable to Unitarian Universalism broadly, without being sectarian and narrow?