Support Isolated Aspirants and Candidates
Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) District and Regional staff can help the in care program identify multi-denominational theological schools in the area that do not have enough Unitarian Universalist students sufficient to offer a full program. Your in care program can provide support to students in those situations:
- Recruit ministers to serve vocational advisors for them. Create a way for vocational advisors to attend training remotely.
- Include students in student-minister gatherings using videoconferencing technology when appropriate, and invite them to retreats. Apply for grant funds to reimburse students for travel expenses related to one or two retreats a year.
When evaluating student needs, be sure to include the input from isolated students in remote areas and include them in all the communication vehicles used with students in the program.