Are you looking for employment opportunities other than a traditional single-ministry full-time position? Perhaps seeking a ministry where you can partner with your spouse, partner or colleague? Something that would allow you more time to pursue community/service ministries or hobbies? Ever prayed for a position that would allow you to travel, winter in warmer climates or take summers off to spend with friends or family? If so, please read on. We have several unique ministerial jobs and part-time situations available.
Special Speaking Opportunities and Travel
Here are two great opportunities to continue serving while traveling both north and south of the US borders!
Canada, Montreal, Unity Centre of Montreal
Minister in Residence | Approx. CAN $1000/mo plus percentage of offerings | Apartment provided | Average Attendance: 15-25 | Date Added 9/7/22
The Minister in Residence (MIR) is responsible, in coordination with the senior minister, for the conduct and content of all Sunday services and the Midweek Event. They are encouraged to participate in the daily Noon Meditation and maintain some office hours presence on weekdays.
Mexico, Ajijic, Unity Namaste of Ajijic
Minister in Residence monthly, rotating position | Room, some meals | Date Added 2/23/22 | UPDATED 1/26/23
Ministers in Residence (MIR) are responsible, in coordination with the Senior Minister, for the conduct and content of all Sunday services. They are encouraged to participate in James Twyman’s morning sessions, offer workshops, classes, or events of their choosing during their stay, and sell to residents their own books or similar materials while in residence.
1/26/23: Still looking to fill MIR openings for August, September, and October 2023! Applications for 2024 are being accepted now, with assignments being made starting June 2023.Sabbatical Minister
Due to the nature of the work, it is not uncommon for ministers to need some time away to rest and recharge or pursue personal/professional growth opportunities. Many however may hesitate to take extended time off as they have concerns about the impact of their absence on their congregants and the daily operations of their ministry.
Sabbatical ministers provide a much-needed service for those ministers needing or wanting to take a sabbatical. A sabbatical minister will serve temporarily as the senior minister. He/she will oversee all the responsibilities currently handled by the senior minister. The board, staff, and volunteers will continue to serve in their respective roles as leaders in the ministry, working with the sabbatical minister to ensure the smooth operation of the ministry during the sabbatical period.
More information about Unity Minister Sabbaticals can be found here: https://www.unityworldwideministries.org/sabbatical-support-services. To apply to serve as a Sabbatical Minister, contact UWM Employment Assistance at email@example.comMinister of Record
For a variety of reasons, some ministries find themselves in a position where they are without an onsite minister. A Minister of Record (MOR) provides the spiritual support and administrate guidance that a Unity Minister can provide. MORs also ensure a foundational alignment with the Unity Worldwide Ministries (UWM) requirement that "a Unity Ministry has as its leadership a licensed and ordained Unity Minister or Leader serving under special dispensation from UWM." The MOR will mentor both the ministry's Spiritual Leadership Team and Board of Directors/Trustees to ensure that the ministry is operating within its bylaws and policies/procedures. Hours and financial compensation per week/month vary by assignment.
Interested in serving as an approved UWM Minister of Record? Or are you a Board member of a ministry interested in exploring how a UWM Minister of Record might assist you? Please contact Rev. Glenda Walden, Evolving Ministry Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Helpful MOR Information:
- Semi-annual reports are due March 1 for the reporting period July 1 - December 31 of the prior year.
- Semi-annual reports are due September 1 for the reporting period January 1 - June 30.
This opening offers the ability to highly personalize your work schedule:
NY, Syracuse, Unity of Syracuse
Full-time (9 months) | $32,000-$35,000 | Average Attendance: 65-70 | Date Added 12/9/21
This listing is seeking a minister who desires a very flexible work schedule in order to have additional time off during the year. The selected minister will have the opportunity to choose to take 3 months off every year at one time, or 1 month off to travel three times throughout the year, or 2 weeks at a time to visit friends and family six times throughout the year. That’s a lot of flexibility for a great work-life balance!One City, Two Open Ministries: Tulsa, OK - Perfect for a Minister Duo
Small, yet vibrant, the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma, is a wonderful blend of American Indian heritage and historic oil town culture. This featured location has 2 open ministries where ministers who are a “couple” could each lead their own ministry while residing in the middle of their commute time, and continue to have the two communities partner in activities and outreach.
OK, Tulsa, Unity of Tulsa-Center
Full-time | $65,000-$75,000 | Average Attendance: 20 | Date Added 10/25/22
OK, Tulsa, Unity of Tulsa-Midtown
Full-time | $50,000 | Average Attendance: 40 | Date Added 5/24/21 UPDATED 2/7/22
If so, you may want to consider one of these part-time opportunities. Click into each for more information:
CA, Oroville, Unity of Oroville
Part-Time | $28,800-$31,200 | Average Attendance: 30 | Date Added 10/18/22
IN, Fort Wayne, Unity of Fort Wayne Spiritual Center
FT/PT | FT: $43,000 PT: Pro-rated | Average Attendance: 35-40 | Date Added 6/30/22
MA, Amesbury, Unity on the River in Amesbury
FT/PT | FT: $50,000-$60,000 PT: $25,000-$35,000 | Average Attendance: 30+ in person, remote 15+ | Date Added 6/30/22
MI, Kalamazoo, Unity of Kalamazoo
PT/FT | FT $45,000-$55,000 PT Pro-Rated | Average Attendance: 60 | Date Added 7/19/22
MI, Traverse City, Unity of Traverse City
PT/FT | FT $40,000-42,000 PT $20,000-21,000 | Average Attendance: 30 | Date Added 2/8/22
MN, Savage, Unity of the Valley Spiritual Center
Part-time | $21,000 | Average Attendance: 35 | Date Added 9/27/21 UPDATED 3/21/22
NJ, Montclair, Unity of Montclair
Part-time | $30,000-$40,000 | Average Attendance: 59 | Date Added 5/29/21
OH, Columbus, Unity of Columbus
Part-time | $12,000-$16,000 | Average Attendance: 20-40 | Date Added 9/21/20
OH, Girard, Unity Spiritual Centre Girard
Part-time | $24,000 | Average Attendance: 15-25 In Person, 10-15 Virtual | Date Added 5/31/22
WI, Madison, Unity of Madison
FT/PT | $55,000-$60,000, negotiable. Part time pro-rated | Average Attendance: 2022: 90 COVID: 85-115 in-person + online | Date Added 5/24/22
WI, Milwaukee, Unity Church in Milwaukee
Part-time | $20,000-$30,000 | Average Attendance: 45 pre-COVID, 35 in-person | Date Added 11/18/21 UPDATED 4/11/22
General questions about any of these unique ministerial opportunities or ready to apply? Contact UWM Employment Assistance at email@example.com