Governance in Small Congregations

Unitarian Universalist Association.

This article offers advice and resources for small congregations and their governing systems and argues that small congregations need an appropriately sized governance system.


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

Best For

clergy, lay leaders, and board members



Suggested Uses

  • Find helpful resources that cover topics such as sources of conflcit and ministry ideas by exploring the resources section of this article.
  • 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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