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Ordination 2010
** Graduates Summer 2010 **
Rev. Christine Dreher, Rev. Monica Neville,
Rev. Carol Reed, Rev. Julia Kyle

**Graduates Summer 2013**
Rev. Jeanie Avila & Rev. Diane Otti
Reverend Glenn Haddick
** Graduate Summer 2012 **
Rev. Glenn Haddick

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Candidates may elect to enter into the Associate Minister Program at Harmony Grove Spiritualist Association after the successful completion of both their Healing and Mediumship Certificates.  Upon acceptance into this program by the Education Committee, this program generally takes two years to complete.

Candidates in the Associate Minister program will undergo a course of study to further explore their own personal development and communication skills. With ministerial ethics and counseling skills being a foundation in this program, candidates are required to develop expertise in platform management as well as in sermon delivery.

*  Healing and Mediumship Certification plus 24 units of course work:

Associate Minister’s Seminar
Platform Management
Platform Management Practicum
Public Speaking
Sermon Development
Communication Skills
Personal Development
Ministerial Skills

Candidates must meet all the required 24 units of course work and practical experience requirements for this certificate. This includes: the year-long Associate Minister’s Seminar, the successful participation in approved platform presentations for each area, passing of oral and written exams, letters of recommendation regarding the candidate’s work and character, as well as a Letter of Sponsorship from an HGSA approved minister.

Participants in this program must be at least 21 years of age and maintain on-going membership in the Harmony Grove Spiritualist Association. Conferring the certificate of Associate Minister takes place upon approval from the Board of Directors. The ceremony occurs at the commencement of Summer Institute.

Upon conferring the title of Associate Minister, you are legally entitled to perform all the duties of a minister including spiritual counseling, healing, and religious ceremonies excluding wedding ceremonies. You may accept compensation for your services.


Ordained Minister Program

Candidates may elect to enter into the Ordained Minister Program at Harmony Grove Spiritualist Association after the successful completion of one year as an HGSA Associate Minister.  Upon acceptance into this program by the Education Committee, this program generally takes one year to complete.

Candidates in the Ordained Minister program will undergo a course of study to further explore their spiritual leadership and counseling skills. Ministerial skills, ethics, church leadership, as well as lyceum development (adult, teen and children’s “Sunday School”) are some of the core areas of focus in this program. Service projects may be included as a part of the requirements.

*  Healing and Mediumship Certificates
*  One (1) year as an Associate Minister
*  Plus 20 units of required course work:

Minister’s Seminar
Ministerial Studies
Lyceum Development

Lyceum Instruction
Spiritual Leadership
Spiritual Counseling

Candidates must meet all the required 20 units of course work and practical experience requirements for this certificate. This includes: the successful participation in approved platform presentations for each area, passing of oral and written exams, letters of testimony from qualified ministers as to the candidate’s character and ministerial abilities, as well as a Letter of Sponsorship from an HGSA approved minister.

Participants in this program must maintain on-going membership in the Harmony Grove Spiritualist Association. Conferring ordination as a Spiritualist minister takes place upon approval from the Board of Directors. The ordination ceremony occurs at the close of Summer Institute.

Upon conferring the title of Ordained Spiritualist Minister, you are legally entitled to perform all the duties of a minister including spiritual counseling, healing, religious, and wedding ceremonies. You may even start your own church! You are entitled to accept compensation for your services and file taxes as a clergy member.

 

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If you would like additional information regarding our Associate or Ordained Ministerial Program, the Certification Requirements and Course Descriptions brochure is available in the HGSA Education Office or contact the Director of Education.

Harmony Grove Spiritualist Association is open and receptive to new thoughts and progressive philosophies
of Spiritualism. If you are an ordained Spiritualist Minister and would like to serve at Harmony Grove:
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Harmony Grove Spiritualist Association assumes no responsibility or obligation regarding, and does not warrant either expressed or implied, the content and the materials presented in any séance, circle, class or
workshop conducted on the premises.

 
 
 
 

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