Governance in Small Congregations

Unitarian Universalist Association.


This article has advice for small congregations to create a right-sized governance system.


seven best practices; meeting, leadership, and committee hints; downloadable financial handbook; resource section

Recommended Audience

clergy, lay leaders, and board member



Practical Applications

  • Create a policy manual by considering key topics and the resources provided.
  • Review best practices detailed in this article by sharing this article with board members.

About the Contributor

Janet Hoover

Janet Hoover is a certified spiritual director in private practice and an American Baptist pastor. She graduated from the University of Indianapolis and earned her MDiv and DMin from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis. 

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