The paradigm for our ministry has shifted from that of a learned ministry to a learning  ministry. Guidelines for this developmental approach are found in the latest rubric of the seven ministerial competencies outlined by the Ministerial Fellowship Committee (MFC) of the Unitarian Universalist (UU) Association. MFC competencies include: 1) worship and rites of passage; 2) pastoral care and presence; 3) spiritual development and renewal; 4) social witness; 5) leadership and administration; 6) denominational service; and 7) future-oriented leadership. All seven areas are addressed during the course.

Note: Following completion of CI 206 and CI 222J, students compile a draft submission for preliminary fellowship and UU ordination to the MFC.