The Association of Unity Churches was created in the mid-1960s to serve the needs of the churches and ministers throughout the movement.
As the Unity movement was growing, it became increasingly complex to manage the needs of the field ministries. In the mid-1960s, Unity School of Christianity suggested that Unity ministers form a group to support the work of the churches. This resulted in better services for the churches and ministers.
Our organization overarching/ongoing services include:
- Progressive, transparent, frequent and interactive communication through multiple mediums
- Education, CE credits, credentialing
- Employment services for ministers and ministries
- Expansion and alternative ministry support
- Leadership training and development for boards, ministry teams, etc.
- Administrative support/consulting – HR policy, IRS, pension, manse, etc.
- Ministry Skills (formerly Peace Skills) consultations and ethics peer review
- Events – Convention, Winter Meeting, IYOU, Youth & Family Ministry training, ministry team meetings, consultant trainings
- Marketing of UWM’s services and products to the field
The formation of the Association of Unity Churches created two major organizations within the movement─the Association being the lesser-known. In 2011, the Association of Unity Churches International adopted the Unity Identity Program. As a result, we changed our name to Unity Worldwide Ministries. This focus on the Unity brand is uniting and strengthening our movement, making us more easily recognizable to the general public.
Juan Enrique Toro
Norma Iris Rosado
Joel W. Baehr
Martha "Pat" Barker
R. Scott Sherman
V. Stanford Hampson
Marshall "Max" Lafser
♦1982-1983 (2 terms)
Jack E. Boland
Paul C. Barrett
James C. Lewis
Robert L. Stevens
Dorothy M. Pierson
Phillip M. Pierson
William W. Helmbold
Mary L. Kupferle
Charles A Neal