Trainings

Welcome to Training

Ministry Development supports our members by providing a number of online learning opportunities, which range from short live, webinars, to trainings that cover several weeks and include both offline activities as well as live sessions. Many qualify for CEUs.

Cost

The Unity Worldwide Ministries training is offered without any set fee. Love Offerings/Tithes gratefully received. Unity Worldwide Ministries Ministry Development is 100% funded through the generosity of its members. Suggested Love Offering is $35/Collaborate Live Session.


 

Upcoming Online Trainings and Webinars


We are delighted with the level of participation in our online trainings and webinars!  Thank you all for joining us in this process of learning and growing together. 

The success of these events have made it necessary to restrict registrations to 100 people, unless otherwise noted.  When this limit is reached we will close registrations.  No late registrations will be accepted.

Special Notes

  • An email with the login information will be sent to you the day before the event. If you don't received it by Noon, please check your spam folder. If it is not there, contact Diane Venzera.
  • All time listed here are CENTRAL time.  To find you local time use the Time Zone Converter.

 


The Power of Focused Ministry (Onsite Only Workshop, 5 CEUs)

Join Rev. Shad Groverland, Executive Director of UWM, in a timely 1-day workshop designed for ministry leaders, future leaders, and those who train these leaders. The world of ministry is rapidly changing and there is a chance we could be left behind, unless we can acquire tools that will keep us current, relevant, focused, impactful and enjoying the work we do. Through presentation, group discussion, brainstorming and connecting with Spirit, we will learn these tools that create the foundation for a thriving modern ministry.

Typical Workshop Schedule:

10am - 12pm     Session 1
12pm - 1pm       Lunch Break
1pm - 3pm         Session 2 + Q&A

Upcoming 2022 Workshops

  • Santa Cruz, CA | Tuesday, October 4 @ Unity West Central Regional Conference, Villa Maria del Mar, Santa Cruz, CA.
  • La Quinta, CA | Tuesday, October 24 @ Unity Southwest Regional Conference, Embassy Suites, La Quinta, CA.
  • Albuquerque, NM | Saturday, November 5 @ Unity Spiritual Center Albuquerque.
  • Sun City, AZ | Saturday, November 12 @ Unity Spiritual Center Sun City.
  • Nashville, TN | Saturday, December 3 @ Unity of Nashville.
  • Bloomington, MN | Saturday, December 10 @ Unity South Twin Cities.

Click here for registration information.

 


 

"Bringing Wholeness to Your Community" (Webinar: 1.5 General Credits)

Instructor: Rev. Ellen Barron

Credit: 1.5 General Credits

Webinar Date: Tuesday, September 27, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm CT

Register here by Sunday, September 25, end of day.

  • A link to the webinar will be sent out on September 26th.
  • No late registrations will be accepted.
  • If you need additional support, please email: dcoleman@unity.org
Description:

Does the constant change and divisiveness of today's climate feel overwhelming?  Research tells us that people feel more stress, anxiety, fear, and anger than ever.  We all want to feel really good – free of aches,  pains, and worries, rested and joyful.  And we all need connection.  Our Unity Holistic Wellness Center (the Center) is a model that addresses just these concerns. 

Our goal for the Center is to create a place for people to connect to their wholeness -- mind, body, and spirit -- through a series of weekly affordable, interactive workshops.  Our holistic approach focuses on understanding how the physical, spiritual, and emotional aspects of our being work together because, when balanced, we can function at our highest potential in all areas of life. Join me to explore how we can meet people in our communities 'where they are at' by providing workshops, classes, and activities. 

We'll discuss tips for empowering participants to develop the skills for healthy, whole living, as well as ways to excite and recruit local experts and healthcare professionals specializing in alternative, self-empowering practices to work with you.  Join me to discover how to bring Holistic Wellness to your congregation and local community and build connection, support, and healing.   

Suggested Love Offering: $35.00

 

"UWM Overview" (Training: 5 General Credits)

Course Facilitator: Rev. Diane Venzera

Credit: 5 General Credits

Course Runs: Monday, October 3 to Sunday, November 20, 2022

Live Sessions are:

  • Tues, Oct 4,  2:00 pm to 4:00 pm CT
  • Tues, Oct 11,  2:00 pm to 4:00 pm CT
  • Tues, Oct 18,  2:00 pm to 4:00 pm C
  • Tues, Oct 25,  2:00 pm to 4:00 pm CT
  • Tues, Nov 1,  2:00 pm to 4:00 pm CT
  • Tues, Nov 8,  2:00 pm to 4:00 pm CT
  • Tues, Nov 15,  2:00 pm to 4:00 pm CT

To register for a training, follow these steps: (Register by Thursday, September 29, 2022)

  • Begin here: If you do not have a username and password for UWSI - click this link Enroll in UWSI.
    • Effective September 1, 2019, there will be an initial enrollment fee of $35 for all trainings, UWSI courses, and online field registrations. This fee provides access to the full spectrum of learning opportunities offered through UWM and helps to cover our costs for administration and licensing for our Blackboard Learning Management System.
  • If you are already enrolled in UWSI: locate your UWSI Username and Password
  • Complete Registration: Once you have your username and password (please save it) you can now register, click this link: course registration page then:
    • Locate the training title
    • Click the "register" button and your course will be added to the cart
    • Complete your registration by clicking on the "proceed to checkout" on the top left
    • A registration page will open - scroll down to the "Already Have an Account?" link, click it and then enter your username and password to compete your registration.
Description:
Unity Worldwide Ministries develops, equips, and supports Unity’s leaders and communities to grow in innovative, evolutionary, and cutting-edge ways.  This training reviews the array of resources and services that are available through Unity Worldwide Ministries.  It also provides a wonderful opportunity for Unity leaders to cultivate collaborative relationships with UWM staff members.
 
Suggested Love Offering: $75
 

"Taking Spiritual Action for Reproductive Rights" (Webinar: General Credit)

Instructors: Rev. Leona & Matthew Evans

Credit: 1.5 hrs General Credit

Webinar Date: Tuesday, October 11, 1-3 pm CT

Register here by Sunday, October 9, end of day.

  • A link to the webinar will be sent out on October 10.
  • No late registrations will be accepted.
  • If you need additional support, please email: dcoleman@unity.org
Description:
Recently, UWM made a groundbreaking statement supporting reproductive rights. However, the statement itself is only the beginning. The more we understand the history of Roe v. Wade and the reasons for the recent overturn, the better able we will be to take appropriate action to protect human rights and effectively communicate these ideas to our congregants, our communities, and those with opposing views. 
 
Suggested Love Offering: $35.00
 

"Let's Grow Unity Through Data Best Practices" (Webinar: General Credit)

Instructors: Rev. Diana Kennedy & Rev. Sharon Bush

Credit: 2 hrs General Credit

Webinar Date: Thursday, October 13, 2-4 pm CT

Register here by Tuesday, October 11, end of day.

  • A link to the webinar will be sent out on October 12.
  • No late registrations will be accepted.
  • If you need additional support, please email: dcoleman@unity.org
Description:
Join Unity ministers, Rev. Sharon Bush and Rev. Diana Kennedy, in an online webinar focused on growing your ministry and the Unity movement through utilizing data collection and financial best practices. In our time together, we will explore data collection for your ministry and what data UWM needs from you, in order to serve your ministry in the best way possible. Sharon is experienced in financial data, with a background working as an accountant and licensed tax preparer for a CPA. She can help you better understand IRS terminology and assist you with financial reporting. Diana will dive deeply into trends in our movement, helpful data tracking and record keeping, plus annual reporting. Ample time for Q & A time is planned, so be sure to come get your questions answered! See you there!
  • Church Attendance and Volunteer Record Keeping
  • Notable Trends and Demographics
  • Donor and Potential Donor Tracking
  • Annual Reports for Ministries and Credentialed Leaders
  • EIN, 501c3, Tax Umbrella and other Terminology
  • Financial Statement De-mystification
  • Importance of Transparency to Members, Donors and Potential Supporters
 
Suggested Love Offering: $35.00
 
 

"Youth Ministry Leaders' Summit (2-Day Virtual Event, General CEU Credit)

Facilitated by Rev. Diane Venzera

Credit: 5 General Credits

Virtual Event Dates: Tuesday, November 1 & Wednesday, November 2, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm CT

Register here by Thursday, October 27, end of day.

  • A link to the virtual event will be sent out on October 31st.
  • No late registrations will be accepted.
  • If you need additional support, please email: dvenzera@unity.org
Description:

Join us for two days of discussion, break out groups, workshops and more as we gather together to talk about the state of our Youth & Family Ministry programs. Through our discussions and interactions we will formulate a plan of YFM support that will be offered throughout 2023.

Unity Worldwide Ministries is offering this summit free of charge. But, if you would like to give a suggested love offering of $35.00, we gladly accept.     
 

            
 
 
 

"Your Soul's Journey" (Webinar: General Credit)

Instructors: Rev.Gregory Barrette

Credit: 1.5 hrs General Credit

Webinar Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2023, 1:30-3:00 pm CT

Register here by Monday, February 6, end of day.

  • A link to the webinar will be sent out on February 7.
  • No late registrations will be accepted.
  • If you need additional support, please email: bhicks-wiggins@unity.org
Description:
This webinar will talk about the evolution and involution of the soul, in alignment with Charles Fillmore, as well as the roles of desire, commitment, and will on the soul's infinite journey.
 
Suggested Love Offering: $35.00
 
 

Save the Dates for Future Trainings & Webinars

The "save the date" schedule for 2022 trainings is being created. The schedule is a work in progress and when the trainings/webinars are open for regstration, they will be listed above. Please contact Diane Venzera with any questions.

 

 

If you are new to online learning:

We offer both WEBINARS (live session only) and TRAININGS, which are a hybrid: they include live online group sessions using the video conferencing tool, Collaborate, as well as weekly activities, housed on Blackboard, to be completed by the end of each weekly session, as individual assignments.

This 10-minute video provides information on registering for training as well as how to navigate through the Blackboard and Collaborate experiences. If you prefer to read the information instead of watching the video, a transcript is attached.

 

 


 

To Register for Online Training

To register for a training, follow these steps:

  • Begin here: If you do not have a username and password for UWSI - click this link Enroll in UWSI.
    • Effective September 1, 2019, there will be an initial enrollment fee of $35 for all trainings, UWSI courses, and online field registrations. This fee provides access to the full spectrum of learning opportunities offered through UWM and helps to cover our costs for administration and licensing for our Blackboard Learning Management System.
  • If you are already enrolled in UWSI: locate your UWSI Username and Password
  • Complete Registration: Once you have your username and password (please save it) you can now register, click this link: course registration page then:
    • Locate the training title
    • Click the "register" button and your course will be added to the cart
    • Complete your registration by clicking on the "proceed to checkout" on the top left
    • A registration page will open - scroll down to the "Already Have an Account?" link, click it and then enter your username and password to compete your registration.

To register for a webinar:

  • Click the registration link found with the webinar description and complete the information by the due date listed.
  • Registrations are limited to 100 people, unless otherwise stated and will close when the limit is reached. No late registrations will be accepted.
  • Login information will be sent to all participants the day before the event.
  • If you need additional support, please email: dvenzera@unity.org.