What is a Ministry Student?
There are many ways to becoming a leader within Unitarianism. However, some people feel a strong call to become a full professional Minister. Unitarian Ministers lead congregations, serve in chaplaincy roles, represent our movement within the wider community, and offer pastoral and spiritual care. Answering the call to ministry involves a process of deep discernment.
Without a specific location, Unitarian College offers a flexible approach to training. Training for professional ministry requires motivation and self-discipline to manage the intensive residentials, assignments, placements, online modules, and the study of academic theology.
Unitarian ministry is a graduate profession. Those candidates who come to us without a first degree will be supported through a theology degree alongside their Unitarian College ministry training.
Unitarian College offers professional ministry training to candidates who have been approved by the General Assembly of Unitarian & Free Christian Churches (GA). The process with the GA involves a comprehensive application form, references, and interviews. Look out for our Ministry Inquiry Event that will take place in July 2024.
If this sounds like you, it’s never too early to start talking to people, doing deep introspection, and gather more details about becoming a Ministry Student. Check out the next section for more information:
Our courses & events
Unitarian College trains those accepted by the General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches for Unitarian Ministry.
We are running a series of zoom clinics for Unitarians who would like to improve their zoom skills in a safe and supportive environment.
Introduction to Lay Worship Leadership Foundation Course
We are currently delivering a course in conducting high quality Unitarian Worship.