Guide to In Care Programs for Those Preparing for Ministry


This guide was written by the Rev. Kelly Dignan, with input from others who have worked on Unitarian Universalist in care programs. Funding for this project was provided by the Panel on Theological Education.


Several congregations and districts have developed and piloted systems for supporting people preparing for or considering ministry. This guide presents proven methods by which lay leaders and ministers can help to share the future of our faith via in care programs. Follow the links to learn more:

Introduction and Foundations

Benefits of In Care Programs

Alignment with Other UUA and UUMA Programs

In Care Pilot Programs

Implementing an In Care Program

Program Resources