Prosperity and Abundance

Published on: September 1, 2011

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As I begin my term as board chair, there are many items that are of importance to the Unity movement at this time. The one that is paramount for Unity Worldwide Ministries, the ministries, and our ministers is one of prosperity and abundance. In this article, I will be addressing that by sharing my personal experience at Renaissance Unity.

When I first arrived at Renaissance Unity, the Detroit metro area and all of southeast Michigan had been hit with unprecedented economic devastation. The church’s annual budget, which at one time was $6.5 million, was then $2.4 million and continuing to decline. There had already been major organizational restructuring and staff reductions. My primary task was to work with the board and staff to create financial stability for the ministry and bring our financial position from $200,000 in the red into the black.

Through prayer, the opportunity came to create something that would be relevant for this community. Instead of utilizing a particular financial formula, we practiced Principle, focusing on lifting consciousness and actually believing and knowing that God was moving in and through us in a dynamic way. Disappointing outcomes were met with the faith that something even more wonderful was about to manifest. Our affirmation was: There is a power within us that is always greater than the condition before us.

Today, we have approximately $1.4 million in the bank, and we have significantly shifted the energy around our prosperity within the congregation and with the financial institutions with which we are associated. The only thing I can tell you is that this truly was a God job! Clearly, we were instruments of Divine Will and this ministry did an excellent job of surrendering to that.

Now as I look at the condition of Unity Worldwide Ministries, I am looking to work with everyone to raise the consciousness of our headquarters and the field ministries so that we will all be in the black and be prosperous—from Unity Worldwide Ministries and Unity World Headquarters at Unity Village, all the way to our beloved congregants.

Together, let’s exercise the fundamental Truth teachings of Charles Fillmore and anchor them into the 21st century in a profound way. The exact steps will be determined by Spirit. I don’t know what it will look like. What I do know is that as we repent (turn away from the facts and turn toward the Truth), we will be guided by Spirit.

I feel in my heart that we are birthing something truly magnificent in the Unity movement and I am deeply honored to be of service to you in this capacity at such a meaningful time. Let us affirm and claim together that everything that has happened to date and everything that will happen moving forward, regardless of appearance, is moving us rapidly in the direction of overflowing prosperity and abundance.

 

 

Jim Lee
Senior Minister at Renaissance Unity
Jim Lee is a former board chair for Unity Worldwide Ministries and the current senior minister at Renaissance Unity in Warren, Michigan.

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