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Ordination

Church Status and Ministry

 

The All Faiths Church of Spirituality and Health is a non-profit incorporated church registered in the State of Missouri. On June 4th, 2010 the Church received its status as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation. 

The Article of Amendment concerning this status declares that, in part, the church “is a public benefit corporation the specific purpose for which is to be a church and religious college.  The corporation is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, educational, and scientific purposes.”  Its core ministry is to support self development, scholarly exploration and research, and compassionate service through its sponsorship of Holos University Graduate Seminary (HU) and its Ordination.  Donations made to the church are tax deductable and are used to support the various programs of HU.  Ordination in the All Faiths Church of Spirituality and Health (the church) authorizes its ministers to offer, healing, wisdom, and spiritual direction as well as ecumenical consultations to facilitate personal growth.   Depending on the laws of each State, ordained ministers of the church may preside at ceremonies such as weddings, funerals, and wakes.

"Ordination is a mantle we take on that gives us the Spiritual Authority to serve in a particular way. Edie Skalitsky, Unity Minister

Ordination is granted by the All Faiths Church of Spirituality and Health Board of Trustees to those who meet the following criteria: 

Board members and Faculty of Holos University Graduate Seminary are carefully vetted prior to serving on the Boards or as faculty and are eligible for Ordination with no pre-requisite requirements.

Also Eligible for Ordination:

Master’s and Doctoral students or graduates
Post Doctoral students or graduates
Pre-graduation degree students
Certificate students

Pre-requisite requirements are the same for all eligible HU students or graduates:  Students or graduates applying for ordination must have completed or been granted equivalencies for four of the following courses: 

715-Ethics
731-Inner Counselor (no equivalencies recognized);
752-Mysticism-Ancient to New Thought or 757-Holistic Theology
884-Principles of Spiritual Direction or 886-Pastoral Counseling or 887-Sacred Ceremonies and    Celebrations.

Recommendations:  887-Sacred Ceremonies and Celebrations is highly recommended for those who plan to act as Celebrants for Sacred Ceremony and Celebrations such as Marriages, Memorials, and other key markers in life. 

Application for Ordination:
Complete and submit the Application Form.  Students must submit completed applications to the Registrar by the deadline posted on the HU Website Calendar.  Ordination fees are submitted to the Bursar.

•    All persons to be ordained must be present at an ordination ceremony and will be expected to sign an acceptance of the statement of Faith.
•    Fees:  $100.00 Administration Fee (The administration fee is waived for faculty).  Robe purchase: $50.  Stole Purchase: $50.