My name is Brian Braskich, and I am the director of Community Programming. Community Programming at United is set up to serve the community on two different fronts.
Professional and Church Life
Community Programming is a great professional resource for the ordained and non-ordained alike. We are dedicated to the formation and renewal of pastors and lay leaders by providing them with tools and guidance to take back to the communities they serve. We offer a variety of church- and business-related programming, including certifications, classes, workshops and seminars. In addition, United is host to the National Association of Church Business Administrators (NACBA) certification seminar in the Twin Cities and also is the programming home of the Council on Religion and Law. Look for upcoming classes in our new downtown Minneapolis/North Loop location.
- Earn certification from the National Association of Church Business Administration (NACBA)
- Transformational Leadership (monthly, 8-session class)
- Financial Management Training for Clergy (offered at no charge)
Non-academic Offerings for the Community
Community Programming at United serves as a resource for people looking to investigate theological issues and questions and cultivate relevant theological and existential perspectives, outside of the traditional church setting. We are a place to convene, share ideas and learn in a theologically rich environment. Events range from our Bees, Bread & Beer curriculum, to spiritual dance workshops, to Community Pizza Nights at our brand new Outdoor Community Oven.
- Weekend Spiritual Dance Workshop – Developing the Expressive Body for Worship and Daily Life
- Community Pizza Night
The public is invited to attend special topic lecture series produced by United on an annual or periodic basis.
- Susan Draper White Lectures in Women’s Studies
- Multicultural Lectures
- Gustafson Lectures in Biblical Studies
- Picard Lectures in Environmental Theology and Ethics
Brian at 651.255.6170.