Thematic Ministry is an approach to congregational life devoting worship and reflection to one theme every month. By adding the SpiritJam Model, the possibilities for learning and reflection through mind, body and spirit are expanded for the entire congregation. Too often, it takes huge amounts of time to invent theme-related sessions, write them up and share them with volunteers. In SpiritJam, the faculty develops the Jams in brainstorming sessions each week. We offer "SpiritJam Co-Creator Labs" once a month at which we invite interested congregants, minister, musicians and others to co-create ideas for Jams for the upcoming month.
At Boulder Valley UU Fellowship, they are subscribed to the Soul Matters Sharing Circle, a cooperative of 100 congregations, who share resources on a theme per month. What an ideal partnership!
The Soul Matters themes samples:
Oct: Letting Go
Here are resources for thematic ministry –