July Leadership Training

We’re sorry you missed our 2018 Leadership event. When we set the date for 2019, we’ll post it here and on our Facebook page.

We are dedicated to helping our ministries thrive. To strengthen community and build leaders, we offer an annual Leadership Training. Every year we experience a wonderful time of fellowship as well as intellectual and spiritual stimulation.

Exciting break out group topics to inspire and empower your church leadership!

Download flyer Leadership Development July 2018

July 13-14,  2018 at Unity Atlanta

Lodging: You and your group are to secure lodging on your own. Look for motels that are in or near Peachtree Corners, GA.

Registration: tell your minister that you’re going. (Ministers: please notify Pam at Unity Atlanta when you have a pretty good estimate of the number of people who are coming from your center.)


  • 6:30 conversation and snacks 
  • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Inspirational Service:   Rev James King 


Friday, 7/13/18  

  • Check-in at your hotel. Dinner on your own.
  • 6:30 – 7:00pm: Unity Atlanta – Fellowship and snacks
  • 7:00– 9:00pm: Inspirational Service led by Revs. James and Leah King, with Rev. Dale Worley, and the Unity ATL music team. 

IN THE FLOW  A joyous time of music, meditation, prayer and sharing, designed with the idea of flow and harmony.  We will create an atmosphere together with a focus toward higher consciousness, love and spiritual communion.  Let’s leave the outside world for a while and relax into the flow of Love’s healing energy. Don’t miss this celebration…It’s all here for you!

Saturday, 7/14/18 

  • 8:30 – 9:00am: Enjoy Coffee & Snacks at Unity Atlanta

  • 9:00 – 9:15am: General Assembly, Music, Information

  • 9:30 – 12:00: Break out groups

    •  Board Basics: Rev. Robin Volker 

    • Spiritual Activism, Part 1: Revs. Eileen Douglas & Richard Talley 

    • 21st Century Church Part 1: Revs. James & Leah King

12:00  – 1:00pm: Lunch at Unity Atlanta, courtesy of UMMAS

1:00pm – 1:15pm: General Assembly, Music, Information

1:30pm – 3:30pm: Break out groups continue

    • Spiritual Activism Part 2: Revs. Eileen Douglas & Richard Talley 

    • Church Finances: Rev. Robin Volker

    • 21st Century Church Part 2: Revs. James & Leah King 

3:45 – 4:00 pm – Closing



Workshop Details

1. Board Basics (9:30-12) Church Finances (1:30-3:45)

Rev. Robin Volker 

Are you new to church board service?   Or perhaps you are have been serving for a while, but you still aren’t sure exactly what you are supposed to do.  Maybe you are considering board service and would like to know just what will be expected of you.  In this training, you will learn how to create a powerful, purposeful, and productive leadership team for your spiritual community.  

We will discuss board job descriptions and qualifications, the basic legal requirements of boards, how to set intention as a board, how to stay focused on your primary responsibilities and empower others to do the the many other jobs in the church, and how to set goals and measure your results. 

In the afternoon, we will touch on the financial responsibilities of the board and the importance of the board treasurer.

2. 21st Century Church 

Rev James & Leah King – Unity of Greenville, SC

Community…Communication…Communion The Unity teaching is extremely relevant for these changing times.  The challenge comes when we forget that WE are the message.  …   This workshop will point you in the right direction and give you the tools you need to enhance your spiritual community.  … Human beings seek intimacy in their relationships, they want someone that will listen to them and they need to feel a sense of belonging.    

Rev James and Leah will share tools and exercises to take home and put into practice.      Read much more here about THE 21ST CENTURY CHURCH 

3. Spiritual Social Activism

Revs. Eileen Douglas and Richard Talley

Revs. Eileen Douglas & Richard Talley of Pathfinders in Hendersonville, NC, will lead you through core concepts and strategies necessary to bring about serious change in our troubled world. Concepts include:

  • Serving a higher purpose as an individual and as a church community
  • Spiritual crises in our world today and how we can deal with them
  • Strategies and tactics for putting our faith to work through social activism
  • Skills to organize and implement changes that benefit all of humanity
  • Walking pathways to peace and justice for all

If you or your church already participate in an area of spiritual activism in your community, there will be time to share what you are doing and what you have learned. We can all learn from each other, so bring any materials you would like to share.  



About our Presenters: 

Revs Eileen Douglas and Richard Talley  www.PathMinistries  Rev. Richard, Unity minister since 1993, involved in community service and outreach. He is soon to receive Eileen and Richard
his doctoral degree in psychology with a focus on identity development in people of multiple ancestries. Rev. Eileen was ordained in Unity in 1992 and served in co-ministry with her husband Richard in Unity churches in Santa Fe, Omaha, Lawrence (KS), and Indianapolis, before birthing Pathfinders, an alternative independent ministry focusing on People Accepting Their Holiness (PATH). This past year they have co-created with Spirit Pathways to Peace and Justice (PPJ). Rev. Eileen is also in the process of earning her doctoral degree in Transformative Social Change. Both are dedicated to letting Spirit guide them in all they do and opening their hearts and minds to humankind for the greatest possible good for all.

Rev James King and Leah King, LUT  James and Leah King



Rev. Robin Volker, Unity of Gainesville, GA, was a business manager before leaving the corporate world to work in Robin Volker Unity churches in 1998.   She began her church work as an administrator and church director.  A Licensed Unity Teacher in 2003, she pioneered a new Unity ministry in Delaware, Ohio, where she served for almost 9 years.   During that time, she completed Unity ordination through Unity Worldwide Ministries’ Field Licensing Program in 2012.   Robin has served on not-for-profit boards, including the Great Lakes Unity Region where she served as Treasurer.