Unitarian Universalist (UU) 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. This course addresses the last three competencies, paying particular attention to UU polity and history, as grounded in our shared theology, and to the future of Unitarian Universalism.

Note: Formerly CI 222.