Faith Forward: From Visitor to Leader is a guided path for Unitarian Universalists to follow in their congregations, helping them navigate from building connections early on, to finding their sense of belonging as a member, to serving as a leader and boldly living their faith. Faith Forward teaches how we “do” church and what it really means to be a member of a religious community. This is a valuable message for those coming to Unitarian Universalism from other religious backgrounds as well as the “nones” or the un-churched.

Faith Forward is made up of three paths: CORE, Advanced, and Leadership.


OBJECTIVE To shorten the visitor to member cycle; to help new and existing church members understand and explain our faith with confidence, to strengthen UU identity, and to encourage members to engage in daily practice, weekly worship, monthly service, annual retreat, and once-in-lifetime pilgrimage.

  • Inquirers Series (9 weeks)

  • Roots (1 class)

  • Beyond Inquirers (5 weeks)

  • Spiritual Practice (12 weeks)

  • UU History 101 (7 weeks)

  • UU Elevator Speech (3 weeks)


OBJECTIVE To deepen understanding of our faith, connection to the church, and continued spiritual development.

  • UU Theology (6 weeks)

  • Coming of Age for Adults (6 weeks)

  • Turning Points in UU History (6 weeks)

  • Deepening Spiritual Practice (8 weeks)

  • Biblical Literacy for Unitarian Universalists (coming soon)

LEADERSHIP Path (Coming Soon)

OBJECTIVE To develop well-rounded church leadership knowledgeable in discernment, governance, and all aspects of congregational life.

Offering will include UU Leadership, UU Discipleship/Eldership, Polity/Governance, UU Evangelism, Mentorship, Theological Reflection

Talking with your congregation about Faith Forward...

We recognize that before signing up for Faith Forward, you must get the support of key leaders in your congregation. Click HERE for a one-page resource that addresses the questions: What is Faith Forward? How can it impact our congregation? What is required to get started?


See what members and leaders of First Unitarian Church of Dallas have to say about their Faith Forward experience...