A positive path for spiritual living

Lay Ministers

Lay Ministers are visibly identified members of the community who respond to the needs of persons through listening, prayer, and connecting people to other resources within Unity of Arlington and the larger community.  
They do not work in isolation, but in partnership with other Lay Ministers and the Spiritual Leader/Minister. 

For additional information, please contact Rev. Anne Tabor at revanne@unityofarlington.org.

Becoming a Lay Minister at Unity of Arlington requires completion of specified training modules as outlined below.  It also requires one to develop and demonstrate proficiency in each of these areas:

Unity Principles

Answering the Call  
     What it means to be a Lay Minister
     Commitment and Dedication

Mission & Ministry
     Developing a Personal Mission Statement
     Choosing a Personal Ministry within Unity of Arlington

Community Building
     Skills for building community within the lay ministry program and with the community

Pastoral Care
     Pastoral Care theory and technique
     Professional limitations and boundaries
     Legal issues
     Self Care

Unity History
     Prayer & Meditation
     Affirmative Prayer
     Meditation Practices
     Conflict Resolution - Includes Active Listening Skills
     Compassionate Communication Introduction and Deepening Skills

Lay Ministers at Unity of Arlington hold themselves to a high standard of accountability.