One challenge students face is absorbing and integrating the content on the Ministerial Fellowship Committee (MFC) reading list. A learning community led by a Unitarian Universalist minister willing to be a dialogue partner for students can help them meet this challenge. The time commitment would vary (usually two to eight hours per month, depending on how many times per month the group meets). Different ministers may be interested in leading learning communities on different topics.
Meetings can be held at the seminary and/or by using technology that allows for virtual involvement. The minister(s) help students reflect theologically and integrate the learnings by offering real-life examples from their own ministry. The minister(s) may be willing to volunteer, or a grant can be solicited to offer stipends.