The Power of Focused Ministry Workshops


Join Rev. Shad Groverland, President and CEO of Unity Worldwide Ministries, 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.

Workshop Fee: $75.00
If you wish to make a donation (not included in fee) you may indicate that amount at the end of your registration.

Typical Workshop Schedule
(please check your event location below for times specific to your location)

10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.       Session 1
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.    Lunch Break
1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.      Session 2 + Q&A


Power of Focused Ministry Workshop

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Upcoming Workshops: 2024 Tour Dates


Kansas City, MO | Sunday, June 16th 1-4pm @ UWM 2024 Convention
Register through the Convention Whova App by May 31 (June 16th - 21st)

Dover, NH | Saturday, July 13thUnity of the Seacoast.
        Register by July 10th. Register here.

Richmond, VA | Saturday, August 3rdUnity of Bon Air.
        Register by July 31st. Register here.

Roanoke, VA | Saturday, September 7thUnity of Roanoke Valley.
        Register by September 5th. Register here.

South Windsor, CT | Saturday, September 14thUnity of Greater Hartford.
        Register by September 11th. Register here.

Chattanooga, TN | Saturday, November 2ndUnity of Chattanooga.
      Register by October 31st. Register here.

Cordova, TN | Saturday, November 9Unity Church of Practical Christianity.
        Register by November 6th. Register here.


If you would like to host a workshop at your ministry please contact Ceally Smith to get on the 2025 waiting list!

Rev. Shad Groverland was born and raised in Unity, learning Unity principles from his parents Rev. Jack and Norma Groverland. His passion for music production was ignited while serving in his parents’ church, which led him to a 25-year career in sound production & management in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. He was then called into ministry and attended the Unity Urban Ministerial School, receiving his ordination in 2016. He served at Unity of Las Vegas for five years before returning home to Unity of Boulder in Colorado, where he co-ministered with his sister, Syntysche, and father, Jack. He was hired at Unity Worldwide Ministries as Executive Director in October 2020. January, 2023 saw Rev. Shad be elevated to the title of President/CEO at UWM.
Rev. Shad’s Unity experience is vast and long-term. He has served as youth director, board trustee, youth camp counselor, youth and family team leader, and Next Generation Unity minister advisor. In 2018, he was appointed to the UWM Board of Trustees, and served as Secretary of the Board in 2019 and 2020. During his tenure on the board, Shad served on multiple teams focused on shaping the future of the Unity Movement and has continued this legacy of revitalization into his current position as President/CEO. His sole purpose in this role is to support and equip Unity ministries and leaders to thrive and grow.

Shad & Erinna while visiting ministries they noticed a need for getting clear on a direction in ministry throughout Unity. Together they created a presentation to share as a workshop to ministries. Since 2022 Rev. Shad and Erinna will have led 34 workshops nationwide. Over 1000 Unity leaders representing 275+ Unity ministries have attended the workshop. The workshop has shown to be very meaningful & successful for ministries with 100% feedback from ministries that attended the workshop. They reported that it has created connection & commitment from their board, leaders, teachers, staff and volunteers. Since the workshop their ministry has grown. With continued support and requests from the field of ministry Rev. Shad & Erinna continue with the workshop as the year of 2024 is completely booked. There is already have a waiting list for 2025. If you would like to host this transformative workshop please contact Rev. Shad's Executive Assistant, Ceally Smith

Rev. Shad & Erinna Groverland

Unity Worldwide Ministries President/CEO & his Wife

Shad Groverland


In 2023 Rev. Shad and his wife Erinna brought the PoFM workshop to 24 ministries across the continental United States and Hawaii. This travel does come as an expense to the organization, as outlined below, and can be better understood with these three points of clarification.

1st As part of the President/CEO position, Rev. Shad is expected to travel and visit Unity ministries throughout the year and has an Executive Travel budget designated for that. With the creation of this workshop, an innovative way was developed for him to not only make those visits, but to also create new areas of benefit for the ministries and the organization itself. These benefits led to an increase in requests for the workshop, creating an overage in travel expenses for the requests to be met.

2nd The PoFM workshop is also a fundraiser for the host ministry and throughout 2023, the registration fees were donated back to each of those ministries. 

3rd This workshop has served as an effective way for UWM to gather ministries together, engage in dialogue, get valuable feedback, and disseminate useful tools and information that ministries can use to help them thrive and grow.

PoFM Income and Expenses for 2022

PoFM Income: $6,469.00

PoFM Travel Expenses: $41,799


PoFM Income and Expenses for 2023

PoFM Income: $25,106

PoFM Travel Expenses: $40,285


PoFM Income and Expenses for 2024

PoFM Income: $4,349

PoFM Travel Expenses: $5,488


PoFM Statistic Totals for 2023

Workshop Presentations: 24

Attendees: 878

Ministries in Attendance: 169 

In 2024, the workshop registration fee is $75 for anyone who would like to attend. Monies collected by UWM online and during the event are split 50/50 and donated back to the host organization.

No, currently this workshop is designed for in-person only because the connection and brainstorming elements are critical to the concepts relayed in the workshop.

This workshop is designed for all forms of ministry, regardless of if they are in a building, online, or community or service-based, because it addresses the root issues underlying the foundation of every form of ministry.

If you are interested in hosting this event in your area, please contact Ceally Smith for further information.

Yes, this workshop is worth 5 general CEUs. This workshop does NOT fulfill the inclusivity/diversity or ethics/boundaries requirements.

Ceally Smith2024 is completely booked for the year. You will contact Rev. Shad's Executive Assistant Ceally Smith to get details and to be put on the waiting list for 2025.