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Beyond the Call Application

Beyond the Call:  Entrepreneurial Ministry

A Two-Year UUMA/UUA Professional Development Program

Thank you for your interest in Beyond the Call: Entrepreneurial Ministry.  If selected, you will be part of a two-year learning community that will help you develop and deepen your skills in the practice of entrepreneurial ministry, and you will have an opportunity to develop and implement an innovative idea you are passionate about in the company of a larger community of support.  You will also take on a leadership role in mentoring others in this area after completing the program. As an applicant for Beyond the Call you must:

  • Show interest and motivation for creating, leading and sustaining substantial innovation inside and/or outside congregational settings
  • Be in good standing with the UUMA and the Ministerial Fellowship Committee (if a minister)
  • Plan on remaining in ministry for at least ten years
  • Demonstrate a commitment to collaboration and collegiality in learning and implementation of planned project
  • Pay tuition of $2,000 per year due on January 1, 2015 and January 1, 2016
  • Promise to participate fully in all aspects of the program and to act as a mentor/coach to colleagues after completing the program

The deadline for applications is: September 15, 2014.  Applicants will be notified of their acceptance in the program by October 15, 2014.

Your application must include:

  • A 1,000 word description of the innovative project you will be creating/expanding over the course of the next two years
  • This completed application and your resume
  • Two written recommendations - at least one from another UUMA member (who is a minister)
  • Your agreement that you are able and willing to do everything that is expected of students in the program

Please write a description of the innovation you are planning to create, lead and sustain during and/or after this program (no more than 1,000 words.) Include the following in your description:
• A description of the core project idea - to whom it is targeted, the anticipated outcomes, and the ways in which it represents a substantial innovation
• The location of the project (inside/outside congregation, city/town)
• Your role in the innovation and who else will be involved. Please describe the make-up of the team of collaborators you anticipate recruiting to the project
• The connection of the innovation with Unitarian Universalism and how it might be replicated in other settings
• The anticipated cost/budget for the innovation
• What you are most excited about and what you think will be the greatest challenge in making the project a success
To read the full question please hover over the short description. Answers should be no more than 250 words each.
Questions about the application process and BTC program can be directed to or Don Southworth at 617-848-0416 or

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