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
Starting a New Ministry
Start a New Ministry (US) This document gives an overview of the process, policies and requirements.
Start a New Ministry (US) (Spanish)
Start a New Ministry (Outside the U.S.) - Please contact Rev. Xiomara Malagon, (Xiomara@unity.org) our Worldwide Support Consultant.
Unity Expansion Leaders Network - Web-Call Presentations
Next web-call presentation - TBD
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
- Answering the Call Beyond the Walls Revs. Myra McFadden and Lonnie Vanderslice - August 27, 2015 - Slides / Video / Handouts
- 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 Rev. 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
- Growing Your Expansion Ministry One S.T.E.P. At A Time with Mendhi Audlin, LUT - April 28, 2015 - Handout Slides 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:
- 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
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
IRS Change of Address Form - for Ministries Under UWM Tax Umbrella