UWM Ministry Path - Admission's Application Process

Prerequisites to apply to this Unity Worldwide Spiritual Institute's Ministry Path now are:

  1. Completion of twelve (12) specific core SEE classes (see below)
  2. A Bachelor Degree or approved Academic Demonstration, and
  3. Internet and email use.
  4. Two years of increasing leadership in a Unity Church is strongly recommended.

If you meet these prerequisites Click here to complete our online form and receive the application materials

Our upcoming Admissions is scheduled for August 28-31, 2017.

If you have questions, you can email our Credentialing Coordinator at lodell@unity.org

Applicants for this ministry path will be considered for admission based on the Admissions Teams' assessment of their:

  •    Communication
  •    Leadership
  •    Maturity
  •    Empathy and Nurturing
  •    Decision Making, and
  •    Unity knowledge, including understanding and application of the key concepts from the 12 core SEE classes.

Prerequisite SEE courses:

Currently there are 12 prerequisite Spiritual Education and Enrichment (SEE) courses for the ordination path. This requirement will hold true for the 2017 application cycle. In 2018 the number of prerequisites is increasing to 18. If you believe you will complete the prerequisite courses prior to April 15, 2017 the following is the list of prerequisite courses:
12 Courses required for 2017 application cycle
The Christ
Jesus' Teachings
Bible Interpretation: Hebrew Scriptures
Metaphysics I
Metaphysics 2
Metaphysics 3
Metaphysics 4
Healing and Wholeness, part one
Twelve Powers
Lessons in Truth
Life of Prayer
Development of the Unity Movement
If you believe you will not complete these courses prior to April of 2017 then this is your list of prerequisite courses:
18 Courses will be required beginning with the 2018 application cycle
Healing and Wholeness (new combined course)
Unity Prayer
Metaphysics 1
Metaphysics 2
Metaphysics 3
Metaphysics 4
Unity Foundations (new combined course)
Overview: Hebrew Scriptures
Overview: Christian Scriptures
Bible Interpretation: Hebrew Scriptures
Bible Interpretation: Acts to Revelation
The Christ
Jesus Teachings
12 Powers
Meditation Practices
Self-Awareness (new course)
History of New Thought and Unity (new combined course)
Additional SEE Courses NOT required for application to the ministry path, but are highly recommended
Conversation Skills (new course)
Self-Care (new course)
I of the Storm
Discerning Your Purpose (new course)
These courses can be taken in the following ways:
1)      Online courses will be offered by Unity Worldwide Ministries in four terms per year, Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall.
          (link to academic calendar http://www.unityworldwideministries.org/uwsi/academic-calendar)
2)      Taught by any Unity Minister or Licensed Unity Teacher through a local Unity Ministry

All core SEE courses will be available online. The new Unity Worldwide Spiritual Institute will be adding SEE courses to their online schedule. The online SEE schedule will permit completion of these required classes at a rate that best fits the needs of each spiritual seeker. For more information about SEE, see, the Unity Worldwide Spiritual Institute course schedule or contact registrar@unity.org.

Other information about the new Admissions Application Process:

  • In January of 2018 the number of minimum SEE prerequisites is increasing from 12 to 18.
  • Typically the interview week is the last week of August.
  • This ministry ordination path currently requires two applications.
    • One is for the Unity Ministry Ordination Path. If you meet these prerequisites, the application will be available to download in January, 2017. If you have questions, you can email our Credentialing Coordinator at lodell@unity.org.
    • The second step is to enroll in the academic programs through Unity Worldwide Spiritual Institute's (UWSI) Ministerial & Religious Studies (M&RS) program. For more information about this academic program see the Unity Worldwide Spiritual Institute's Ministerial & Religious Studies page or contact Rev. Jim Gaither, UWSI Director of Academic & Student Affairs at jgaither@unity.org.
  • Applicants should not make major life changes until they have been admitted to the ordination path.
  • An increase in application fees may also be coming to help defray the costs of the more extensive assessment process.
  • Keep checking the website for the latest information.

Information posted here is subject to change. If you have questions you can contact us at marti@unity.org.