Better Together

“Serving Today’s Ministries With Purpose”


Our Unity Worldwide Ministries (UWM) board and central office staff have started a strategic planning process to help us better serve you. It's called the “Better Together Project.” With John Wimberly as our coach and consultant, we intend to get clarity on the purpose of our UWM central office and board. All success begins with clarity of purpose, then goals and strategies will follow.

First Drafts

Thank you all for your input to the first round of Focus Groups! Here are the first draft documents from our consultant John Wimberly. We look forward to connecting with you in our next round of focus groups (sign up below) to share more of your input, wisdom, insights, and passion! Be sure to check The Path e-newsletter for more information as it develops.

Updates from the UWM Board, May 22, 2020

Better Together Phase I Report to Board of Trustees, May 15, 2020

First Draft of UWM Purpose Statement and Priority Areas, May 7, 2020


Seeking Your Input in Our Next Round of Focus Groups!

As reported in the May 22, 2020, Updates from the UWM Board, (see above) the UWM Board of Trustees has adopted a draft Purpose statement to guide us over the next ten years, as well as some priority areas of work to achieve the purpose. The Purpose statement and Priorities were created with significant input from ministries, ministers, LUTs, and other focus group participants in April and May 2020. To continue engaging our membership, the Board has asked consultant John Wimberly to hold at least six more focus groups to get feedback on the draft purpose statement and priorities. The groups will give the Board crucial advice as it moves to finalize the Purpose Statement and Priorities before fall 2020.  Each group is limited to 15 participants to ensure that everyone has a chance to talk. If they fill up fast, we will create some additional groups so that everyone has an opportunity to voice her/his opinion.

Please register for only one group.

Focus Group 7: Tuesday, June 23, 2020, 1 p.m. (CT)

Focus Group 8: Wednesday, June 24, 2020, 1 p.m. (CT)

Thank you again for sharing your wisdom and passion for Unity and Unity Worldwide Ministries with us!

Better Together Beginning

See Rev. Patricia T. Bass, Interim CEO, introduce John in her video update.

John conducted the first round of focus groups via Zoom with the field in March and April 2020 and met personally with our staff and board. See his report in the May 22, 2020, Updates from the UWM Board above.  

The 90-minute focus groups discussed:

  • What do I love about being a part of Unity?
  • What is the purpose of UWM within Unity?
  • What is the purpose of the central office of UWM?
  • What is the purpose of the UWM board?
  • How can we serve you better and more effectively?

Thank you for participating! You are an important part of Unity Worldwide Ministries and your input is valued.

Yours in Unity,

Rev. Patricia T. Bass, Interim CEO, and the UWM Board of Trustees