The following opportunities are available prior to Ministry Days in Kansas City. Registration for all events and trainings is through the Ministry Days Registration page, www.uuma.org/event/md2018
A Gathering of the Ministerial Formation Network:
Among the opportunities offered to those in the Ministerial Formation Network is the chance to gather in person with others in the program and with a variety of ministers for worship, spiritual practice, learning, networking and collegiality. All participants in the Ministerial Formation Network are warmly invited to participate in the MFN gathering prior to Ministry Days from 2pm on Sunday June 17 to 2pm on Monday, June 18.
There is no program fee to participate in this gathering. Participants in the program who are geographically isolated and who have an historically marginalized identity will receive travel assistance and will have their food and lodging costs paid by the program.
Good Officers Training:
Everyone who is currently serving as a Good Officer, as well as all those newly elected to the role, are asked to join us on Monday June 18 for Good Officer Training/Continuing Education. Those who will be traveling to Kansas City are asked to attend from 8 am to 5pm so that we may begin with breakfast together. Those who will not be traveling are asked to join us from 9 am to 5pm CST via videoconference. In addition to Good Officers, we will be joined by a variety of UUA, UUMA and CUC leaders along with leaders from several partner organizations.
For those who are traveling, a subsidy of $150 is available for up to two Good Officers from your chapter (provided your chapter meets the requirements) to cover the cost of an additional night at a hotel or to offset travel; the choice of how to use it to subsidize leaders attending is up to the chapter.
Pastoral Crisis Training:
The UUMA is proud to partner with Rev. Julie Taylor and the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation in providing Pastoral Crisis Intervention training during Ministry Days. This training provides 13 contact hours and 1.3 general CEUs (please check with your accrediting body to be sure that they will accept these hours). Pastoral crisis intervention represents a powerful addition to traditional community and organizational psychological support resources. The purpose of this two-day course is to assist the participants in learning how pastoral interventions and traditional psychological crisis interventions may be effectively integrated. The training will take place Monday from 8-5, and Tuesday from 1:30-3:15 and 4:45-8. The registration fee for this training is $150. We need at least 10 people in order to offer the training.