Healthful counseling is a two-way street. But that’s not new information, is it? As a spiritual counselor, you undoubtedly joined me long ago in affirming that basic reality. If someone is asking for counseling, a level of
I still remember my very first day working in a Unity spiritual community. I’d just been hired as volunteer coordinator at Unity of Houston, Texas, after spending a decade in a very corporate job at a huge financial
“… That all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one
In the fall of 2015, I hit the wall. You know the one—the wall ministers hit when they are ready to call it quits. I hit it hard, and it hurt all the way to my soul. I was exhausted—physically, emotionally and spiritually.
“Wow, everything on the service today worked so well together!” We often get comments like this after service on Sunday. We receive these comments because our music director and I have planned the music months ahead of time.
Therese and I have a unique relationship. We are friends and Unity ministers. We are also ministers who were married to Unity ministers who left this earth much too soon. Rev Tom Lee passed away in 2012 at the age of 63. Rev
(aka “What to Do When You Can’t Remember Your Own Wordy, Jargon-y, Run-On Sentence of a Mission Statement”) We all sense that mission statements are important. Most spiritual communities have one tucked away in a treasure
When asked to write an article on vision, mission and core values, I immediately said yes, I would be happy to do this. The reason being is that I am a proponent of every ministry having a vision, mission and core values that
There is a lot of confusion regarding exactly what a “mission-centric” ministry really is and even more regarding the process of transitioning from the minister-centric (Pastor/Flock Model) to a purpose-focused ministry