United Fresh Start
A Pastoral Relationship Program of The United Church of Canada
A TRANSITION IS A TIME FOR NEW LEARNING
A Program to Support the Relationship between Ministry Personnel and Communities of Faith
United Fresh Start is a curriculum with 24 modules that teach ministers and congregational leaders critical strategies for working effectively together. The program can help create a fresh start for the pastoral relationship and prepare you for effective mission and ministry together.
What is United Fresh Start?
United Fresh Start is an educational program for ministry personnel and lay leaders serving congregations that are in transition. It offers the best insights and strategies developed over the last 25 years.
What are the Modules
There are 24 separate modules comprising the United Fresh Start Program. The models focus on transition, leadership, organizational development, conflict management and other key topics.
How can we get started?
Updates on the United Fresh Start Program
In early 2023, the United Fresh Start faculty team travelled to Sackville, New Brunswick to lead another United Fresh Start facilitator training. Read more about it here.
During a June heatwave, 17 new United Fresh Start facilitators were trained at Five Oaks Centre. Read about it here.
Two new eModules have been added to United Fresh Start. You can work through the eModules on your own, or you can convene a group to engage the content using video conferencing. The first new eModule is one of the United Fresh Start “core” modules called Entering a New System. The second new module is Family Systems Theory.