For complete instructions on how ministers can join, see the Unity Minister Licensing Agreement.
For complete instruction on how ministries can join, see the Unity Ministry Licensing Agreement.
Imagine what it would be like for Unity to be globally recognized.
What if everyone knew and understood what Unity is, what we teach and how we help people to live prosperous and meaningful lives?
What is Branding, How can we join?
The Unity Identity Program and Branding are terms that we use interchangeably. A brand is the personality that identifies a product, service or organization (name, term, sign, symbol, design, or combination of them) and how it relates to key constituencies. The Unity Identity Program is the program we have developed to help our ministries and ministers to "speak with one voice" for our Unity movement, through branded language and materials.
Yes. The ministry must be in good standing AND:
- be led by a Unity credentialed leader in good standing OR
- be led by a leader actively pursuing Unity credentialing OR
- meet additional requirements outlined in the Ministry Licensing Agreement
Yes. The individual minister must be in good standing AND:
- Be willing to sign the Unity Minister Licensing Agreement and
- participate in an educational Welcome call
There will be a limit of 40 ministries per launch. There is no limit on the number of ministers that can join per launch.The next branding groups launch on:
- Paperwork due May 1, 2016, Welcome Call - May 19, 2016, Logos sent May 26, 2016
- Paperwork due July 1, 2016, Welcome Call - July 14, 2016, Logos sent July 21, 2016
- Paperwork due September 1, 2016, Welcome Call - September 8, 2016, Logos sent September 15, 2016
- Paperwork due November 1, 2016, Welcome Call - November 17, 2016, Logos sent November 23, 2016.
Subscribe to The Path biweekly e-newsletter at www.unity.org/enews for reminders of the launch dates.
Over 36% of our movement has embraced our Unity Identity Program. There are currently 213 ministries, 9 of which are in Canada, along with all 7 continental regions, one sub-region, 5 alternative ministries and 3 international organizations. This is a list of participating ministries. See a map of branded ministries in the US and Canada.
Benefits and Resources
- Professionally designed materials - Your spiritual community can take advantage of professionally researched and designed materials (refer to photos on right). Our research gave us language and visuals that appeals to people within Unity and those who are not familiar with Unity. We have created new materials that will resonate with both groups. These materials, customized for your ministry, are available to you for a nominal fee. See an example.
- The Identity Project will save you time and money - You don't have to reinvent the “wheel” for your communication and marketing materials. Our print service provider offers these materials to you at bulk pricing based on quantities for our entire Unity movement. Since the message and visuals will remain the same for several years, you don't have to constantly recreate your pieces.
- Professionally designed website - Your ministry can elect to create a professionally designed branded website at an excellent price. Each responsive website is based on the branding research and developed in cooperation with your ministry. This allows each ministry's personality to shine through while also providing a professional and cohesive look. Your website would be easily updated with DailyWord, UnityFM and articles streamed and refreshed daily. A grant is also available to help fund your website's development. Find out more about our web service. Checkout how Unity of the Oaks takes you through their OneEach website: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjJQz-Usv4U.
- branding their signs.
- Now is the time, and we are the ones - The research shows that there are many people out there hungering for what Unity offers. What better time to unveil a new identity that can be shared with the world? We remain who we are: a Christian-based organization founded on the teachings of Jesus as interpreted by Charles and Myrtle Fillmore. Our time has come to shine, to take our place as the spiritual movement we were born to be. By putting ourselves out there in a high quality, consistent way, we can do just that. Join us as we build a collective energy for what the world is seeking.
It includes the language in how we describe ourselves to the world, images that show people coming together in a unified way, colors that are professionally complimentary to each other and of course the logo itself.
In the logo, the word “Unity” is primary, with a local designator for each ministry. The local designator can focus on the ministry's location. By emphasizing “Unity” we are helping ourselves to stand out from all other spiritual communities. With a common logo, we become more recognizable to the outside world.
Once you have joined you will be given access to a private resource page. Until that time check out these resources below:
- Language Branding Map
- Info on Chuck Pettis and Brand Solutions
- Pictures of branded communities' signs (Also see sidebar at right)
- Considering Changing Your Spiritual Community's Name? See the related Unity Leaders Journal article and notes from a conversation with Howard Caesar.
- Take a look at the products that are currently available at our on-demand print service bureau. Enter "unity" (without quotes) for the Username and Password.
- We have partnered with OneEach Technologies to offer website services to our branded ministries.
- Original survey results conducted by Brand Solutions.
- See agreement to sign up as a ministry.
Unity Identity Program Background
What does the logo mean?
Have you ever wondered what the new logo means, or why we use a local designator? Take a look at these questions, read what some members of our Unity community have shared, and learn more about our new unified identity.
The new branded identity creates cohesion among ministries, Unity Worldwide Ministries' home office and Unity World Headquarters at Unity Village. This cohesion leads to greater recognition of all ministries using the new identity. Together, we are much more powerful than we are when acting as separate agents.
Chuck Pettis of Brand Solutions conducted two powerful rounds of extensive comprehensive research; the results indicated a high level of consensus from both within and outside our Unity movement. Chuck shares the research results at our Unity People's 2010 Convention below:
For more information
The goal of this program is to create a clear and cohesive representation of our Unity movement as a whole, designed to welcome those who are seeking our Unity teachings. Over time we will build recognition of Unity. For more information contact Debbie@unity.org or call 816.434.6831.