Unique Ministerial Jobs and Part-Time Situations

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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!

Looking for More Time to Pursue Alternative Ministries or Other Endeavors? 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
CA, San Francisco, Unity Spiritual Center  Part-Time | $33,600-$45,600 | Average Attendance: 20 in person, 10 online | Date Added 12/12/23
CA, Santa Maria, Unity of Santa Maria Part-Time | $30,000 | Average Attendance: 35 | Date Added 9/19/23  | UPDATED 2/12/24
FL, Bonita Springs, Unity of Bonita Springs:  Part-TIme | $30,000-$35,000 | Average Attendance:  40-55 depending on time of year | Date Added 1/29/24
FL, Ruskin, Unity South Shore:  Part-time | $43,000 + Incentive Bonus | Average Attendance: 24 in person, 8-10 livestream | Date Added 10/3/22 | UPDATED 10/3/23
IA, Cedar Rapids, Unity Center of Cedar Rapids:  FT/PT | FT: $50,000  PT:  Pro-rated | Average Attendance: 74 in person, 12 online | Date Added 11/16/23
MA, Amesbury, Unity on the River in Amesbury:  FT/PT | FT: $50,000-$65,000   PT: $25,000-$40,000 | Average Attendance: 30+ in person, streaming 15+ | Date Added 6/30/22 | UPDATED 6/26/23
MI, Ann Arbor, Unity of Ann Arbor:  Part-time | $30,000-$42,000 | Average Attendance: 15-20 | Date Added 11/14/23
MI, Traverse City, Unity of Traverse City:  FT/PT | FT $50,000-$55,000  PT Pro-Rated | Average Attendance: 45-50 | Date Added 2/8/22 | UPDATED 7/31/23
NY, Harlem, Unity of Harlem:  Part-time | $45,000 | Average Attendance: 8-12 | Date Added 7/19/23 |UPDATED 11/7/23
OH, Girard, Unity Spiritual Centre Girard:  Part-time | $24,000 | Average Attendance: 30-40 | Date Added 5/31/22 | UPDATED 8/14/23
OK, Tulsa, Unity of Tulsa-Center:  FT/PT | FT $65,000-$75,000, PT Pro-Rated | Average Attendance: 30 In Person, 60-70 Hybrid | Date Added 10/25/22 | UPDATED 6/12/23
TX, Dallas, Unity on Greenville FT/PT | FT $50,000-$60,000, PT: Pro-rated | Average Attendance: 28 | Date Added 3/14/23 | UPDATED 2/6/24

General questions about any of these unique ministerial opportunities or ready to apply? Contact UWM Employment Assistance at employmentassistanace@unity.org

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 and MOR Coordinator at evolve@unity.org.

Helpful MOR Information:

MOR Policy

MOR FAQs

MOR Minister Requirements

MOR Ministry Requirements

MOR Semi-Annual Report Form

  • 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.

Additional information on how a Minister of Record can play a key role in the life a ministry can be found here.

Be a Sabbatical Coverage 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. To apply to serve as a Sabbatical Minister, contact UWM Employment Assistance at employmentassistance@unity.org

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 6/19/23

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.

NOTE: Only experienced, preferably retired, ordained Unity ministers need apply.

Now looking fill MIR openings for June, July, August, and October 2024, as well as April - December of 2025.