The Unitarian Universalist 
Society for Community Ministries

Commissioned Ministry

Commissioned Community Ministers are laity who are in a formal ministerial relationship with a Unitarian Universalist congregation.

Some Commissioned Community Ministers are or have been clergy in other denominations, and many hold Master of Divinity Degrees or higher. Many are employed in religious leadership positions (such as institutional chaplains).

Our mission is to promote the prophetic vision of ministries grounded in inclusivity, collegiality, and spiritual integrity.

Resources are provided to help you understand what commissioning is and what institutional support is recommended for commissioning. It offers a growing set of sample covenants, agreements, vestments, and congregational structures.

If you have questions about the materials here, we invite you to contact the Commissioning Working Group at  Commissioning Working Group.

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