Unity Worldwide Ministries (UWM) requires that our member ministries hire Unity ministers to serve as Spiritual Leaders. This ensures that well trained and qualified individuals who deeply understand Unity teachings are leading our ministries. There are times, however, in which there is not a Unity minister available to serve in a ministry. In such a situation, we offer Special Dispensation to individuals with leadership skills and a passion to serve the Unity movement to serve as Spiritual Leader on a temporary basis. The Special Dispensation Policy allows an individual who is not a Unity minister to serve as Ministry Coordinator or Spiritual Leader on a temporary basis while they obtain Unity credentials. Special Dispensation includes a 3-way agreement between the leader, the ministry and UWM. This agreement commits the leader and the ministry to selecting Unity ordination path and following through on becoming a Unity minister.