NextGen Ministries Initiative
The religious landscape in the United States is changing, and we must change with it to be relevant. Unitarian Universalism is uniquely positioned to engage the spiritual longings of our emerging culture and has the power to create a more just and compassionate world. A spirit of innovation must be applied to all we do. This will require higher expectations, creative thinking, experimentation, and learning from failures. We must embrace the risk-taking spirit of our religious forebears.
The UUA is launching the NextGen Ministries Initiative to invest in diverse, forward-thinking, collaborative spiritual communities and projects that will dramatically expand access to and increase the influence of Unitarian Universalism in the world. These might include ministries on college campuses, in prisons, nursing homes, the military—or even via a food truck! The goal is to enhance the ability of individuals, groups, and congregations to succeed in exploring new approaches to religious community. NextGen also includes a pilot program to formally recognize the relationship between the UUA and new imaginations of non-bricks and mortar congregations and communities.
Resources for start up ministries will include:
The UUA is asking the President’s Council to launch this initiative with a $100,000 seed investment.
Gift are accepted in three ways:
Online at https://giving.uua.org/friends with “NextGen Ministries” in the "Comments" box.
By check with “NextGen Ministries” in the memo line mailed to:
24 Farnsworth St.
Boston, MA 02210
attn: Stewardship and Development
By phone: 1-888-792-5885
NextGen inspiration in action