DivineUnity offers a number of ways to become an ordained DivineUnity minister. DivineUnity considers a minister to be an ambassador of Goodwill, Compassion, Faith and Understanding. The first requirement of DivineUnity ministry is "the Call." The call means that a person is called by Spirit to be a minister meaning that his/her ministry is not simply a "career" choice but rather a passionate call to spiritual healing and teaching the enlightenment principles as articulated in the 5 belief documents of DivineUnity.
The second requirement is training. We do not automatically grant ordination or offer ordination for a fee. The training requirement can be satisfied in a number of ways. First and foremost any Divine Science or Religious Science Practitioner or any ordained New Thought minister may be ordained after passing the DivineUnity ministerial boards. Any individual who successfully completes One-Spirit Ministries Metaphysical / Ministerial school may be ordained after passing the ministerial boards. We also accept degrees from the University of Metaphyics, but all candidates must pass the ministerial boards.
The boards test for three criteria.
1. Has the candidate created a spiritual practice using the 7 Tools of Transformation / Keys to Heaven & is the candidate sufficiently knowledgeable of these Tools / Keys to teach them skillfully?
2. Is the candidate sufficiently educated to serve as a Universal Ambassador to all people of all faiths?
Is the candidate able to sincerely articulate his/her call to ministry such that we understand his/her motivation to ministry is compassionate and positive?
When a candidate has passed the boards, then ordination is done by three DivineUnity ministers one of which must be female and one of which must be male. The candidate may have additional New Thought ministers attend his/her ordination ceremony and/or sign the back of his or her ordination certificate.
Being ordained by DivineUnity means the individual has entered a covenant to teach DivineUnity New Thought and the 7 Tools of Transformation / Keys to Heaven. DivineUnity ordination means that an individual is knowledgeable about the majority of major religions and can act as a knowledeable and compassionate ambassador and liaison to and between these faiths. There are many fellowships which operate on principles similar to Quaker fellowships. DivineUnity has three certifications: DivineUnity Practitioner, DivineUnity Minister & DivineUnity Teacher. To be ordained in DivineUnity an individual must go through training, sit examinations, pass the ministerial boards and by the time of ordination demonstrate a higher degree of Spiritual Evolution.
DivineUnity ordination does not preclude nor deny the ordination of any other New Thought denomination. It may be attained as one's sole ordination or an additional ordination demonstrating one's committment to facilitating the Spiritual Evolution of Humanity.