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 to be announced at a later date. Contact email@example.com 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:
- 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
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
IRS Change of Address Form - for Ministries Under UWM Tax Umbrella