|BTC: Preaching & Worship Arts|
What is the Beyond the Call program?
Beyond the Call (BTC) is a program jointly developed by the UUA and UUMA designed to provide UUMA members in final fellowship a chance for in-depth study, ongoing collegial reflection and engagement in a critical area of advanced ministerial competence.
Our first class of 18 colleagues is about to complete a 2-year
study of Preaching and the Worship Arts. As part of Beyond the Call, they
attend four retreats in different locations and participate in regular
conference calls with their Deans between retreats.
During the 2nd year of Beyond the Call, the Preaching & Worship Arts class is expanding the reach of the program by facilitating monthly small groups with UUMA colleagues. Currently, 12 small groups are meeting via monthly videoconference to explore topics such as:
After this 2-year program ends, class members will be available
as Preaching and Worship Arts coaches to their colleagues.