UUA Ministries and Faith Development

The Ministries and Faith Development (MFD) staff group serves Unitarian Universalism by creating healthy, transformative, multigenerational, and diverse ministries and religious education. MFD includes a Director's Office and several functional offices.

The Office of Church Staff Finances provides information, services, and programs—including the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Health Plan and Retirement Plan—used by Unitarian Universalist congregations and their ministers, religious educators, and other employees in matters of fair compensation and benefits arrangements. Find Office of Church Staff Finances staff members.

The Credentialing Office and Professional Development Office works with people preparing for credentialing in ministry, religious education, and music leadership and support their ongoing professional development to help our religious professionals live fully into their callings and to enrich their service to Unitarian Universalist congregations. Find Credentialing and Professional Development Office staff members.

The LGBTQ and Multicultural Ministries Office supports congregations and communities with resources related to gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, and disability to insure that folks living at the margins feels affirmed, welcomed, and included in Unitarian Universalist spaces. The Office also works closely with the Organizing Strategy Team in their efforts to ensure that UU congregations are equipped to mobilize on behalf of LGBTQ and gender justice. Find LGBTQ and Multicultural Ministries Office staff members.

The Lifespan Faith Engagement Office provides resources for lifespan religious education, worship, advocacy, and social action that nurture Unitarian Universalist identity, spiritual growth, a transforming faith, and vital communities of justice and love. The Office also supports all Unitarian Universalist youth and young adults through advocacy, education, training, and resource development. Find Lifespan Faith Engagement Office staff members.

The Transitions Office supports congregations facing or planning changes in their professional ministry with counsel and resources, including interim ministry. The Office also advises ministers on career planning. Find Transitions Office staff members.

The Worship Arts Office provides resources for those who plan and lead worship. This includes WorshipWeb (an online library of worship materials); educational resources about the theology and practice of worship; and Braver/Wiser, a weekly spiritual bulletin. Find Worship Arts Office staff members.

MFD fax: (617) 742-2875

Related UUA Resources


Office of Church Staff Finances

Credentialing and Professional Development

LGBTQ and Multicultural Ministries

Lifespan Faith Engagement


Worship Arts