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 is the programming home of the Council on Religion and Law. Look for upcoming classes in our new downtown Minneapolis/North Loop location.
- Council on Religion and Law
- Financial Management Training for Clergy (offered periodically at no charge)
- National Association of Church Business Administration (NACBA) Certification
- Transformational Leadership (8-session class)
United’s Community Programming 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.
Workshops & Community Events
- Community Pizza Night (Friday evenings from 5:00-7:30 PM)
- 2015 Summer Dates: June 5 & 26, July 24, and August 21
United’s Bees, Bread & Beer Curriculum offers a tasty trio of classes to get you back to nature, right on United’s grounds. Classes are offered in a recurring basis, No experience is needed.
• Hands-on Beekeeping – August 20, 27 & 29
• Bread for Hearth and Home – July 22
• Beer Brewing Primer – April 9
Public Lecture Series
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.