Ordination through Creation Spirituality Communities, Inc. is a professional level affirmation and credentialing for those who are called to be a model, mentor, and leader in the Creation Spirituality movement It is is a commitment to serve both the CS movement and the broader community.> In return, Creation Spirituality Communities offers connection, supportive community and education. If you have the desire to offer Creation Spirituality to our fractured culture as a way forward and if you feel called to lead others in claiming their call to be an artist, prophet, and mystic, then ordination in Creation Spirituality may be for you.
ARE YOU CALLED TO MINISTRY THROUGH YOUR SACRED WORK IN THE WORLD?
Creation Spirituality Communities is offering ordination for sacred work in a variety of vocations such as music, teaching, dream work, the fine arts, activism, nursing, spiritual guidance, community organizing, business, or retreat leadership, as well as the more traditional role of serving local congregations. The common thread in all of these is not the activity, but the attitude which is articulated and refined throughout the preparation for ministry.
WHAT IS REQUIRED TO BECOME A CANDIDATE FOR CSC ORDINATION?
Ordination in Creation Spirituality is open to
- Persons with a Masters or DMin. Degree in Creation Spirituality from one of the Creation Spirituality Universities, and to
- Persons who have completed the five core CS courses and have a professional degree in the field in which they feel called to be ordained.
Ordination through Creation Spirituality Communities requires the completion of intensive coursework in the five basic themes of Creation Spirituality. If you have not completed these courses already, you may now complete them through the Fox Institute for Creation Spirituality.
- Introduction to Creation Spirituality
- The Reinvention of Work (Fox Institute: The Reinvention of Work, Leadership, and Culture)
- Deep Ecumenism (Fox Institute: Deep Ecumenism: Interspirituality and the Wisdom Traditions)
- Mysticism (Fox Institute: Mystics East and West)
- The Universe Story/New Cosmology (Fos Institute: The Emerging New Cosmology)
WHAT IS THE PROCESS FOR ORDINATION IN CREATION SPIRITUALITY?
The Creation Spirituality Communities ordination process is an 18 month process involving 4 online courses, 2 retreats, personal reflection, work with a mentor, and communal exploration of the skills and attributes necessary to lead and serve others through the Creation Spirituality tradition. Courses include:
- Whole Body Ministry
- Ritual and Practice
- Leadership through Transformation
- Nurturing Sacred Relationships
- Compassionate Action
- The Principles of Creation Spirituality in Ministry
COST TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAM: $2390 This may be paid at one time, quarterly, or monthly.
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
If you are interested in ordination through Creation Spirituality Communities, please contact our CS Registrar, Bob Wilson at Save CSregistrar15@gmail.com or Bob Wilson, 1146 Brintell Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201