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  • Ministry is a life-changing and fulfilling profession. Serving in congregations, hospitals, the military and the community, ministers are spiritual leaders who help us explore life’s deepest questions and challenge us to be our best selves. ...
  • For congregations facing changes in their professional ministry; career planning for ministers and opportunities for ministry.
  • Ministry is rich with fulfilling rewards and complex challenges. As spiritual and prophetic leaders of congregations and in community settings, ministers must also tend to their own ongoing formation, professional growth, and self-care. Professional growth and continued learning allow...
  • This guide (PDF, 5 pages) may be downloaded in its entirety or read online: Types of Chaplain Recognition Qualifications and Process for...
  • Guides, resources, and progress appraisal forms for transitional ministries.
  • By UUA Stewardship and Development: Annual Program Fund Office, Justin S Osterman
    Stewardship Sermon Award 2018 Winner Selected! ...
  • By Christine Purcell
    Two formats of our Settlement Handbook, the guide to settled ministry search.
  • By UUA Stewardship and Development: Annual Program Fund Office, Daniel Chesney Kanter
    The 2019 Stewardship Sermon Award Winner is Rev. Dr. Daniel C. Kanter for his sermon, "Tomatoes for the Future".
  • By UUA Ministries and Faith Development: Credentialing and Professional Development Office
    The Office of Professional Development keeps records of deceased Unitarian Universalist (UU) ministers and arranges for the preparation of...
  • Each year, General Assembly offers an opportunity to pause, reflect, and celebrate our diverse members of clergy. To honor the complexity...
  • Acknowledgements This guide was written by the Rev. Kelly Dignan, with input from others who have worked on Unitarian Universalist in care...
  • The Tsubaki Grand Shrine Scholarship is available to Unitarian Universalist seminarians (in candidate status) attending non-UU theological Schools who have an interest in international and interfaith engagement. Scholarship recipients will be provided with expenses for travel to the Tsubaki...
  • Developed by Rev. Kirk Loadman-Copeland and Lori Ragona Your portfolio provides a structured, integrating framework for all of your...
  • To be offered at the end of the academic year to recognize those who have completed their seminary education. Order of Service Welcome and...
  • A number of program resources have been developed by those who implemented pilot programs in their districts. These resources are included...
  • Ideally, when partners of ministers, candidates, and aspirants are gathered, seasoned partners are there to offer experience and...
  • Serving Unitarian Universalists at Eden Theological Seminary The in care program at Eden Theological Seminary, called the Unitarian...
  • Before You Begin These pages offer suggestions for implementing the components of an in care program. There is not one correct method or...
  • This section offers a history of exisiting in care programs. Each is unique in the way it is organized to address the in care needs of...
  • Excellence in Ministry Learning Models Covenantal Theology Building Blocks
  • Congregations and Lay Leaders Ministers Candidates and Aspirants Seminaries Unitarian Universalism
  • In care systems are informed by the work of of three educators: Maria Harris , who wrote that the congregation is the faith development...
  • Strategic Review of Professional Ministries In 2010 the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) conducted a Strategic Review of...
  • What they dreamed be ours to do... ~from the hymn "Rank by Rank Again We Stand" Ministers Prepared within the Community of Congregations In...
  • Components to Build Your Program There are various components that can be included in an in care system. Context, supportive partners,...
  • How does Living into Covenant mesh with other Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) and Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association (...
  • The History of In-Care Systems In-Care Systems Program Components In-Care Systems Learning Models In Care Systems Covenantal Theology
  • After a Ministerial Fellowship Committee (MFC) interview date has been set, you will need to send in items to the Ministerial Credentialing...
  • Retirement means different things to different people. For some ministers, retirement means ceasing from remunerative work in one's later years, and beginning to draw upon Social Security benefits, retirement plan assets, and other savings. For others, retirement means departing a particular...
  • Maurine Mulliner, a long-time member of All Soul's Church in Washington, DC, made an estate gift to establish this award in order to affirm...
  • Application for Service as a an Armed Forces Chaplain/Candidate (Word) ( PDF ) Please send all application materials to: Director of...
  • Works with Unitarian Universalist congregations to promote inclusive thinking and help prevent unfair discrimination in the ministerial search process.
  • CENTER Committee The C.E.N.T.E.R. Committee (Continuing Education, Network, Training, Enrichment and Renewal) is a committee of the...
  • Critical to the success of an in care program is good communication with and among all the stakeholders: students, ministers, congregations...
  • Two Sample Plans Developed by Rev. Jann Halloran, Rev. Kirk Loadman-Copeland, Rev Tracey Wilkinson, and Rev. Jeannie Shero Sample Plan 1...
  • Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) District and Regional staff can help the in care program identify multi-denominational theological...
  • Involve Ministers In order for an in care program to offer students real-world experience in congregational life, ministers and...
  • Responsibilities Identify students at the seminary(ies) nearby Work with the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) to identify students...
  • Recruiting and Selecting Vocational Advisors The student liaison meets individually with ministers who are interested in being vocational...
  • In addition to supporting ministerial students, an in care program can support people who are discerning whether to pursue a religious...
  • Important First Step Credibility and Sustainability While a seminarian(s) or parish or community minister(s) may initiate an in care...
  • As your in care program expands and requires additional organizational support, transition from a planning team which communicates through...
  • Qualifications and Responsibilities Vocational advisors are Unitarian Universalist ministers who have received at least their first renewal...
  • Supporting a Vision for 21st Century Ministry The Strategic Review of Professional Ministries Report (2011) described a vision of ministry...