See our Administration & Finance Resources page.Conflict Transformation Resources
“If we are going to find our way back to each other, vulnerability is going to be that path.” Dr. Brene Brown.
It's easy to get caught up in separation thinking which leads us into disconnection. Truly, conflict, if not addressed throughout one's journey can become a vortex of suffering. Conflict can be a healthy growth opportunity for communities and groups to move into true community. Harmony is achieved by listening to and honoring varied stories while witnessing each one moving into one beautiful narrative. How we get there is a step by step awareness of one's self as part of the whole within the family system. It's found in the courageousness of our vulnerability. For more information and resources, see our Conflict Transformation Resources page.
E-Learning & Technology Resources
e-Learning is providing a way for us to offer trainings and webinars that are more accessible than ever before. Through this technology we are able to create experiences that connect people across great distances, provide consistency, be more cost effective, and lessen the impact on the environment by going paperless. It is flexible enough to incorporate a variety of media, scenarios, and small group work, all of which are designed for maximum participant engagement. For more information, see our E-Learning and Technology Resources page.
Ethics & Boundaries Resources
“Ethics is nothing else than reverence for life.” ~ Albert Schweitzer
Ministry puts us in touch with one another in very intimate ways. When we engage with people with a reverence for their place in the web of life, we support their growth and transformation. To do this we need to have deep compassion, clear boundaries and a well-defined understanding of ethics. These resources support healthy ethical functioning. For more information and resources, see our Ethics and Boundaries Resources page.
Ministry Leadership and Board Resources
"So then, encourage one another and build each other up, as you are doing."- I Thess. 5:11 I.S.V
Welcome to the purpose-filled call to serve your community. It's more than governance, it's a life- curriculum of deepening community, awakening purpose and digging deeper into self- awareness. The way of authentic leadership is to encourage one another by listening and being fully present. The journey of board leadership is a call to sacred service and deepening community connection. This can be the greatest journey of the spiritual life. For more information and resources, see our Ministry Leadership and Board Resources page.
Non-Traditional Ministry Resources
Unity’s Ever-evolving Kaleidoscope
The landscape of our ministries is changing. Many churches across all denominations are shrinking or closing all together. The number of U.S. adults who do not identify with any organized religion is growing. Just as the containers from our child hood have changed, so must the containers for our spiritual experience. For more information and resources, see our Non-Traditional Ministry Resources page.
Charles Fillmore said that “life is an ever-progressive, upward spiral of consciousness evolution.” Ministry is about spiritual transformation and evolution and constantly places us in transition – the tender emotional space of letting go and embracing something new. These resources support individuals and communities in engaging the process of transition intentionally, allowing them to move through transition with greater grace and ease. For more information and resources, see our Transitional Resources page.
Youth & Family Ministry Resources
We have gathered a variety of resources that support spiritual development in children, teens and families because we believe, as Ben Mardell and Mona M. Abo-Zena state, “To help our children and teens appreciate and understand one another, we can provide safe places for them to explore their spiritual beliefs and their differences.”
This page contains general resources, articles, book lists, and webistes that support children's ministry.
This page contains support materials on dealing with grief, teen suicide prevention, drug use intervention and anti-bullying resources.
As we move more fully into these virtual times, we have the opportunity to create interactive online experiences for our children. The lessons are not dependent upon connecting through a live Zoom-like session, but rather are designed to be enjoyed at any time from any place wifi is available. The children can move through the experiences on their own as well as exploring them with their parents/guardians.
This page contains lessons that can be shared via a live video call. The content includes a link to a story being read on a Youtube video as well as a PowerPoint that can be shared during the live session. Feel free to download the PowerPoints as use them as is or add your own creativity to each one.
Resources, books, and Family Group materials can be found on this page.
Youth & Family Ministry Mini-Trainings
Microlearning consists of short training modules that are focused on a specific topic that contain the information necessary to help the learner achieve a specific objective or goal. The training modules are designed to support the growth and development of youth and family ministry programs by offering simple and effective ways to train your staff and volunteers.