The Second Year of Training as an Interfaith, Interspiritual minister, focuses on three main things:
(1) What kind of minister?
(2) What are the tools needed?
Finding Your Ministerial Focus
The “Tools” of the Trade
The Second Year of study focuses on the “tools” that an Interspiritual, Interfaith Minister will need as he/she begins his/her ministry in the world. How to prepare weddings, baby naming/blessings, funerals, guided meditations, developing prayers, praying with people, writing sermons, creating worship services, Spiritual Counseling skills and more.
Emphasis on Service
The Second Year Program will consist of several parts:
As a final project, each student will collect her/his rituals and create a personal minister’s manual which will be handed in as a final thesis. The manual will be blessed and returned to each student at the final year end retreat.
Upon successful completion of all requirements, our Second year Students attend an end of year retreat where they prepare themselves for Graduation /Ordination as a class and in private time in a beautiful and restful retreat setting. Following this retreat and purification time, the students will be formally ordained as Interspiritual Interfaith Ministers by our ordaining body, THE INTERFAITH COMMUNITY INTERNATIONAL. Once ordained, each graduate is qualified to be legally recognized and registered as practicing clergy.