Minister Licensing Agreement

This is the agreement for Unity ministers who want to join the Unity Identity Program. This page outlines what is included in the Unity Identity Program (branding) and the requirements for ministry participation. To join the program as a minister, submit the PDF document at the bottom of this page. For the agreement for ministries and for more detail on the program, see the Unity identity Program page.

 

Additional Relevant Information

Copyrighted and trademarked materials

In order to protect the copyrighted and trademarked intellectual property associated with our Unity Identity Program, Unity Worldwide Ministries (aka the Association of Unity Churches) and Unity World Headquarters at Unity Village (aka Unity School) created a jointly-owned service organization. This service organization owns this intellectual property which includes logos, print materials, and web templates.

The trademark also protects individual Unity communities and ministers participating in the Unity Identity Program by preventing unaffiliated churches, individuals and groups from using our registered trademark.

Only by consistent use can we retain the legal right to control the quality and nature of the use of these trademarks, thus benefiting the entire movement. Therefore, to remain in integrity with legal requirements, the “Unity” plus designator logo must be represented and used as provided by Unity Worldwide Ministries. This is consistent with all proven practices of brand recognition and because the logo and the name are trademarked.

Although we do strongly recommend that centers adopt and implement the brand identity materials as developed and created by Unity Worldwide Ministries and Unity World Headquarters at Unity Village, we realize the need for centers to express their own identity in the process. To that end, we have created materials with built-in flexibility to accommodate this need.

 

Requirements for Participation

There are several requirements for participating in this project:

  • A ministry or minister must be in good standing
  • The ministry must be led by a Unity credentialed leader (or a leader who is actively pursuing Unity credentialing)
    OR meet additional requirements outlined in Ministry Licensing Agreement (above).

 

Each ministry or minister agrees to use the components of the Unity Identity Program as outlined in the Ministry Licensing Agreement (above).

 

Process

New branding groups are launched in July, September, November, January, March and July each year. See the next branding group launch dates and deadlines on our Branding page.

Once a ministry or minister decides to participate, follow the process below.

  1. Fill in and submit the entire Licensing Agreement (above) including:
        a. Ministry/Minister License
        b. Contact Sheet
       
  2. Send the completed forms to the Branding Coordinator c/o Unity Worldwide Ministries at PO Box 610, Lees Summit, MO 64063 or fax to: Attn: Branding Coordinator at 816.525.4020 or scan and email to Debbie@unity.org.

 

Benefits to you or your ministry

To see many of the benefits of branding and additional information, visit our Unity Identity Program (branding) page.

 

 

We welcome you to a new chapter in Unity’s history. One that we believe will make Unity a household name.

For more information, contact:
Debbie Allen
Branding Coordinator
Unity Worldwide Ministries
Debbie@unity.org
816.434.6831