We are pleased to announce that the Board of Trustees working with Unity Worldwide Ministries has chosen Rev. Nat Carter as our interim minister.
Unity Worldwide Ministries recommends all churches, where the minister is retiring, employ the services of a Transitional Ministry Specialist: specially trained ministers who have experience both as a Senior Minister as well as an Interim Minister. An experienced Transitional Ministry Specialist can help our congregation identify key characteristics that a new, long-term minister should have. This smooths the recruitment process and helps match our congregation with a new spiritual leader.
Your Unity Fort Worth Board of Trustees have been interviewing Transitional Ministry Specialists and has selected Rev. Nat Carter to be our transitional minister. We will welcome him to our congregation on March 25, 2018.
Nat has been a Unity Minister for 30 years, serving as Senior Minister at Unity of Bellevue, WA, and Unity of Denver, and co-minister at Unity of Woodinville, WA, Unity Church of Practical Christianity, Grand Rapids, MI, and Unity Church of Kent, WA. He has served as Transitional Ministry Specialist at Unity of Toledo, OH, Unity of Prescott, AZ, Unity of Hilton Head, SC, and Unity Victoria, BC.
Nat will facilitate classes and programs and other customized support for the community in six areas:
- Heritage – identity, gifts, best practices, unfinished business from the past, and honoring all that has happened and looking forward to new possibilities
- Leadership – principles, practices, policies, and development
- Vision, mission and core values – the powerful energy that is the driving force for a successful ministry
- Relationships – connections within the community (membership, prayer, care and support programs, fellowship, socials), with neighbors (in the largest sense) and with the entire Unity Movement
- Programs – worship services, classes, workshops, trainings
- Preparations – create a search team and do all the work necessary to find our new right and perfect spiritual leader
Rev. Nat’s message for us:
“In all of these areas, my work as a transitional ministry specialist comes with a very specific agenda — you have the answers within you. I do not come as an expert with prepackaged solutions but rather as a skilled facilitator for the creation of your ministry’s thriving in its own unique fashion. I look forward to meeting you soon!”
– Rev. Nat Carter
Click here to listen to a recent service Rev. Nat Carter gave at Unity of Victoria, BC. Watch the YouTube video below to hear a meditation given at Unity of Westlake, OH.