About Friends of Ministry

“The Father who dwells in me does the works.” ~ John 14:10

Friends of Ministry has provided affordable, expert, effective support for more than 75 Unity churches, alternative ministries and regional groups for a dozen years.

Cheryl Harrison acknowledges Rev. Alan Rowbotham, Senior Minister at First Unity Church in St. Petersburg, FL

Cheryl Harrison acknowledges Rev. Alan Rowbotham, Senior Minister at First Unity Church in St. Petersburg, FL, for his mentorship

A long-time Unity church member, volunteer, and former Unity church marketing and events director, Cheryl Harrison founded Friends of Ministry in 2004 with the specific intention of offering much-needed support to Unity churches.

Cheryl began Friends of Ministry with prayer, a simple desire to serve where needed; a lot of faith; and a commitment to use her gifts and skills to bring more love, spiritual awareness, and right action into the world, specifically through service to Unity ministries.

At the time, few Unity churches had successful websites, so Friends of Ministry focused first on creating a website development and hosting solution that was both affordable and effective. The result: Unity Worldwide Ministries (then the Association of Unity churches) named 13 of Friends of Ministry’s Unity websites “Website of the Week.” One of those sites won UWM’s “Website of the Year” designation.

For Unity, Friends of Ministry was the first to:

  • publish online podcasts of Unity programs;
  • offer websites that could be maintained by church staff and volunteers;
  • offer website maintenance training;
  • offer social media training;
  • create a “Spirituality & Work” conference with Unity ministers:
  • provide mobile-friendly website design;
  • create an online marketing resource.

So if you’re looking for help with your Unity church website or any other aspect of church communications, you’ve come to the right place. Friends of Ministry specializes in mobile-friendly church website development, church website hosting, and church website maintenance.

church marketing pyramidWe also provide expert guidance and support for:

  • church communications and outreach
  • church email newsletter design, setup and list migration
  • social media setup and advertising
  • custom videos for church websites
  • podcasts
  • online giving solutions, and more.

If you’re here, you may already know that Friends of Ministry has won high praise from dozens of Unity church leaders. Read What Our Clients Say and read our reviews on Facebook to learn more about our reputation.

We believe we’ve succeeded for these reasons:

  • Our work always has been a walk of faith.
  • Our work always has been grounded in prayer.
  • Our work reveals a love of God and God’s expression through inspired thought and action.
  • Our work reveals our commitment to service.

[mantra-multi][mantra-column width=”1/2″]View our gallery of designs, or use the links below to visit a few of the websites we’ve developed and maintain for Unity churches.

Unity Church in the Gardens (Jupiter, FL)
Unity of Richmond (VA)
Unity of the Rappahannock (VA)
Unity of Fort Myers (FL)
Unity of Sussex County (NJ)
Unity of Greater Portland (ME)
Unity of Fort Pierce (FL)
Unity of Daytona Beach (FL)
Unity Chapel (Hemet, CA)
Unity Community Church (Dunedin, FL)
Unity of the Valley (Vacaville, CA)
Unity of Southeast Texas
Unity East Church (OH)[/mantra-column] [mantra-column width=”1/2″]We also train church staff members and volunteers to maintain their own websites. Among many churches maintaining sites we have developed:

• Unity Spiritual Center of San Francisco
• Unity North Tampa (FL)
• Unity of Nashville (TN)
• Unity SouthShore (Sun City, FL)
• Unity Spiritual Life Center (Longwood, FL)
• Unity Church of Metairie (LA)
• Unity of Ocala (FL)
• Unity Church of Jacksonville (FL)
• Christ Unity Church (Collinsville, IL)
• Unity of Roanoke Valley (VA)
• Unity Way Church (Vista, CA)
• Unity of Indianapolis
• Unity of Jacksonville Beach (FL)
• Unity Center of Vero Beach (FL)
• Unity Church of North Houston (TX)
• Unity of Columbia (MO)
• Unity of Midtown (FL)[/mantra-column] [/mantra-multi]

Website Development & Hosting for Other Ministries
Websites we’ve developed and currently host for regional groups and alternative ministries include:

Inner Journey/Jim Rosemergy (Rev. Jim and Nancy Rosemergy)
The Soul Currency Institute (Deerfield Beach, FL)
• Rev. Zeynep Tufekci, Sacred Ceremonies for Women (St. Petersburg, FL)
Weddings from the Heart, Rev. Donna Lind, Unity minister (Hemet, CA)
• Pure Bliss Ministries (Sparta, NJ)
Anam Cara Today
The Spiritual Well

Website Development for Authors, Artists, Speakers & Musicians

John Welshons (One Soul, One Love, One Heart; What To Do When Prayers Aren’t Answered; Awakening From Grief)
Rev. Maggie Oman Shannon (Crafting Calm, Prayers for Healing, Prayers for Hope and Comfort, A String and a Prayer, and more)
Rev. Ernest D. Chu (Soul Currency)
Ed Dodge, MD (The Power of Lifestyle)

Marketing Services – Print
(Advertising, flyer, brochure, logo, letterhead and post card copy and design; media kits; print advertising)

• Religious Science International
• 2006 Southeast Unity Regional Conference
• 2008 Southeast Unity Regional Conference
• The Soul Currency Institute
• Open Heart Seminars (Little Falls, NJ)
• Unity Church of Palm Harbor (FL)
• Rev. Alan Rowbotham (St. Petersburg, FL)
• St. Francis Foundation, Inc. (Tampa, FL)
• David Swindall, M.Div., LMFT, Pinellas Park (FL)
• Jody Ebling, Composer
• Janet Conner, Author

Exhibit, Package & Book Cover Design

• Inner Journey
• The Soul Currency Institute
• Stephanie Gunning Enterprises
• Ed Dodge, MD

Email Newsletter Design & Email Management

• Unity of Sussex County (NJ)
• Unity of Fort Pierce (FL)
• Unity of Nanaimo (Vancouver Island, BC)
• Unity Church of Jacksonville
• 2006 Southeast Unity Regional Conference
• The Soul Currency Institute
• Janet Conner’s Writing Down Your Soul
• Unity of Palm Harbor (FL)
• Unity in Redding (CA)
• Unity North Tampa (FL)
• Unity of Sarasota (FL)
• Ed Dodge, MD (The Power of Lifestyle)

Ministry Branding, Logo Design &/or Collateral

• Rev. Maggie Oman Shannon
• Soul Currency
• Unity North Tampa (FL)
• New Life Village, Tampa (FL)

Events

Friends of Ministry has presented:

Spirit at Work, Florida’s first conference about spirituality and work. The 2005 conference at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL featured 16 presenters (including many Unity ministers) and 22 sessions focused on the use of spiritual principles in the workplace.

Radical Forgiveness author Colin Tipping’s Circles of Forgiveness workshop at Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, in 2005.

Other Ministry Services and Support

• Social media account set-up and maintenance, training and support for many churches
• Volunteer leadership training for Unity Church of Palm Harbor
• Prayer Chaplain Program Planning and Training for Unity Church of Palm Harbor
• Prayer Chaplain Training for five Unity churches in Florida
• Tithes of time, talent and treasure to many churches and other ministries

Questions? Please contact us. We are here to serve you!

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