Often referred to as "traditional brick/mortar" ministries, their focus is on their members and church community with regular gathering of a congregation or spiritual community in a specified public facility and/or location. They differ from the other two types of ministries in that there is a defined voting membership.
Once approved, the new congregation-based ministry will actively work toward fulfilling the requirements to become a UWM full status member ministry within 3-5 years.
These ministries focus on bringing people together in unique, creative, and powerful ways out in the community to bring Unity teachings and practices to the world. Some of these experiences could be meditation on the beach, classes at a community center or meetups at local coffee shops, restaurants, etc. and would include online experiences.
Community-based ministries function differently than member-based ministry primarily because they do not have a voting membership but are governed by a Steering Team/Board of Directors
These ministries are focused on providing services for the benefit and betterment of their community, locally and/or globally. This would include social justice work, focused support to disenfranchised groups of people (ex. LGBTIQ), and providing Unity materials, supplies etc. to international students of Truth. In addition, this would also include ministries that are focused on providing services for the health and well-being of Unity ministers and ministries. All services provided must be in alignment with UWM’s vision and mission.
These groups have completed their registration with UWM and are formed around common interests and for the purpose of studying and practicing Unity principles. It is our greatest desire that these groups grow into one of other expressions of ministry.