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Start a New Ministry - Pioneering

Welcome to the Adventure!

We are so excited you are exploring the idea of starting a new church! We want to support you in every way and are working to provide you with many new resources for pioneering a church. Here are some links to information you might need:


Starting a New Group

Start a Study Group
Start a Study Group (Spanish)

Contact Form – Study Groups
Contact Form – Study Group (Spanish)


Starting a New Ministry

Start a New Ministry (US) This document gives an overview of the process, policies and requirements.
Start a New Ministry (Outside the U.S.) - Please contact Rev. Xiomara Malagon, (Xiomara@unity.org) our Worldwide Support Consultant.

Start a New Alternative Ministry


Unity Expansion Leaders Network

Future web-call: April 28, 2015  11:00 A.M - 12:15 P.M  Growing Your Expansion Ministry with Mendhi Audlin

For more information or to join our expansion leaders email list, contact Rev Steve Colladay, Expansion Coordinator, at Steve@unity.org.

Previous Web-call Presentations:

  • Needs of Expansion Leaders: Panel Discussion with Expansion Ministry Leaders - May 15, 2014 - Slides / Audio
  • Church Finances Part 1 with Rev. Bruce Verkruyse, Jr., UWM CFO/COO - August 7, 2014 - Slides / Audio
  • Steps to Creating a YFM Program with Rev. Diane Venzera - Spetember 23, 2014 - Video
  • Church Finances Part 2 with Rev. Bruce Verkruyse, Jr., UWM CFO/COO - October 29, 2014 - Video  (video starts 5 minutes into presentation)
  • 7 Questions to As As You Start A New Ministry  with Revs. Bonny Gilbert-Ashe & Christopher O'Brien Ashe - November 17, 2014 - Video
  • Church Finances Part 3 with Rev. Bruce Verkruyse, Jr., UWM CFO/COO - January 20, 2015 - Video

 

Unity Expansion Leaders Network Intentions:

  • Offer a way for expansion ministry leaders to connect with one another
  • Share what’s working, what’s not
  • Ask for ideas or support with a particular challenge
  • Connect with a mentor/coach, or offer to serve another expansion leader as a mentor/coach for a particular need.
  • Be an informal, yet creative and vibrant resource for expansion leaders at any point on their journey

For more information contact Rev Steve Colladay, Expansion Coordinator, at Steve@unity.org or 816.434.6866.

 

General information about expansion ministry:

Please contact Rev SteveColladay (Steve@unity.org), Ministry Expansion Coordinator, if you:

  • are interested in pioneering or starting a study group and want to explore the idea further
  • need support with the expansion ministry you are in
  • want to know what support is available
  • have applications or forms to submit
  • have applications or forms to submit or have questions about required forms


Expansion Forms and Resources

Agreements

Affiliation Agreement
Spiritual Coach/Mentor Agreement
Area Ministry Input Form
 

Forms for Ministry Use

Update of Information Form
Update of Information Form (Spanish)
Required Reports for Expansion Ministries
Quarterly Report Template    Please send to Marti Hayes Marti@unity.org
Cash Count Template
Annual Report Form for Ministries
 

Full Church Status support

Full Church Status Requirements
Articles of Incorporation
Annual Report Form for Ministries
 

Related Resources

Minister/Ministry Finances FAQs on Finances
Small Group Ministry
Start a Youth Program
Expansion Ministry: Minister Job Description
Live-streaming Unity Ministries
Streaming Setup Costs

By-Laws Template for Expansion Ministries