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Apply to be a Breakthrough Congregation

Breakthrough Congregations - New Ways for a New Day

The application period is currently closed. Please check back in Fall 2019.

We’re looking for innovative approaches of real significance that have succeeded in bringing new vitality to UU communities of all kinds, and for the stories of successful change leadership that have brought them about. This isn’t about numerical growth, community size or even whole-community programming. We want to celebrate innovative ways UU communities are adapting to the challenges that they face in this changing religious landscape.

Anyone familiar with the Breakthrough innovation can submit an application after notifying the appropriate community leader, minister, religious education (RE) professional and Board or Board delegate.

In addition to the application form, two written recommendations are required:

  • one from someone directly impacted by the innovation; and
  • one from someone outside the religious community (ie, UUA staff or community member) who is familiar with the innovation

Application materials should be sent to

Download the 2018-19 Breakthrough Application (Word) (PDF)

Deadline: December 1, 2018