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A Farewell from the first UUMA Intern: Emily DeTar Birt

Tuesday, January 17, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Michelle Pederson
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The sand was colder than I expected, but the night was perfect. As I looked over the ocean at Asilomar, I was amazed that any ministry could take me to a place like this. My internship with the Unitarian Universalist Minister's Association has taken me to several places across the country - California, North Carolina, Chicago, Boston, and New York. But more importantly, it has taken me to very special places along my discernment to ministry.
 
When I started the internship in January of 2015, I was highly interested in what entrepreneurial ministry might be, through admittedly knew little about it. Diving into a two-year intensive learning program taught me fundamental tools of ministry - welcoming failure, being ready to do a lot of hard work, getting comfortable with uncertainty, not being afraid to talk about money or ask for it, always making space for creative imagination, and most importantly ... Read More

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