Unitarian Universalist ministerial formation has seven areas of competency as defined by the Ministerial Fellowship Committee (MFC). Not only must a newly forming minister demonstrate these skills at levels from basic to expert, but there is also an expectation that all ministers continue to grow and learn, refining their ministerial skills. These seven areas are: 1) worship and rites of passage; 2) pastoral care and presence; 3) spiritual development and renewal for self and others; 4) social witness in the public square; 5) leadership and administration; 6) serving the larger UU faith; and 7) leading the faith into the future. The first four of the aforementioned areas of competency are addressed in this course.

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