CENTER committee designs and delivers excellent continuing education that
inspires, nurtures and transforms members of the UUMA.
The C.E.N.T.E.R. Committee (Continuing Education,
Network, Training, Enrichment and Renewal) is a committee of the UUMA dedicated to helping professional ministers understand
and prepare to meet the increasingly expanding and complex demands of religious
leadership. We serve as a resource for the UUMA in its mission to
organize, plan and support collegial networks of education and training such as
- The Institute for The Learning Ministry: A five day educational intensive featuring the cutting edge
of education, worship, spiritual practices and collegial support and
networking. This program is offered biannually.
- Chapter Presenters Program: A
program which helps subsidize Chapters efforts to contract with one of our
C.E.N.T.E.R. presenters to present a 6-12 hour educational program at a UUMA
chapter meeting or retreat. All of our C.E.N.T.E.R. presenters have
expertise in one of 8 critical areas of professional development.
- The UUMA Coaching program: Members
with expertise in specific areas of ministry are trained in the art of coaching
a specific facet of ministry. Members who wish to improve in such areas can
work with a coach to set goals and determine the best ways to achieve them.