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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 (US) (Spanish)
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 - Web-Call Presentations

Next web-call presentation to be announced at a later date. Contact steve@unity.org for connection information.

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

 

Previous Expansion Leaders Web-Call Presentations

  • The Early Years with Rev. Pat Ball - January 20, 2016 - Slides / Video
  • Answering the Call Beyond the Walls  with Revs. Myra McFadden and Lonnie Vanderslice - August 27, 2015 - Slides / Video / Handouts
  • Growing Your Expansion Ministry One S.T.E.P. At A Time with Mendhi Audlin, LUT - April 28, 2015 - Handout    Slides    Video
  • Church Finances Part 3 with Rev. Bruce Verkruyse, Jr., UWM CFO/COO - January 20, 2015 - Video
  • 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 2 with Rev. Bruce Verkruyse, Jr., UWM CFO/COO - October 29, 2014 - Video  (video starts 5 minutes into presentation)
  • Steps to Creating a YFM Program with Rev. Diane Venzera - Spetember 23, 2014 - Video
  • Church Finances Part 1 with Rev. Bruce Verkruyse, Jr., UWM CFO/COO - August 7, 2014 - Slides / Audio
  • Needs of Expansion Leaders: Panel Discussion with Expansion Ministry Leaders - May 15, 2014 - Slides / Audio
     

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

 

For assistance in Spanish, contact Rev Xiomara Malagon Xiomara@unity.org.


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 Cathy Christy - Cathy@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

IRS Change of Address Form - for Ministries Under UWM Tax Umbrella

Recommended By-Laws for a Unity Ministry