A Rewarding Study Path
Thank-you for your interest in training with the Earth Spiritualist Foundation. There is a reason you are here , perhaps you have felt a calling of service to others in the community, or to learn more about spirituality for your own personal development. Whatever your reason for reading this page, it’s no mistake you are here right now.
Spiritual & Holistic Ministry
We strive to help create Spiritual leaders who love to inspire, empower and encourage positive change within their local community. Those who are accepted into our training will be on the path firstly to Clergy membership as a Ceremony Officiant which provides them with a pathway to further study in Interfaith Ministry if they wish, and ordination as an Earth Spiritualist interfaith Minister.
Essential attributes required to join our Clergy team include a proven track record of outstanding community kindness, a reverent human spiritual connection to nature, the Earth and all living things, a love of Irish culture and traditions and a calling to teach and/or work in service for the good of the community in which ever way you choose.
We have two study options, leading to ordination as an Earth Spiritualist Interfaith Minister.
- Diploma in Spiritual & Ceremonial Studies – 12 months part time – blended study mode: both in person and via video conference and home study – pathway to Clergy membership as a Ceremony Officiant and pathway to further study and ordination as an Earth Spiritualist Interfaith Minister.
- Advanced Diploma in Interfaith Ministry – additional 18 months part time – blended study mode: both in person and via video conference, home study and a final in person spiritual retreat – pathway to ordination as an Earth Spiritualist Interfaith Minister.
Our training is scheduled on demand. Expressions of Interest are always open, and training commences once sufficient number of interest is received (and applicants are accepted) for classes to proceed. Those who are genuinely called to join us, will never find this as a problem as they will realise that life is always about perfect timing and synchronicity. They know that things that are meant to happen, will always happen at exactly the right time they are meant to.
On completion of our 12 month Diploma, those who have demonstrated suitable character by their genuine alignment with our ethics and values are invited to enrol in further study to complete their Advanced Diploma.
It is possible to be ordained as a Ceremony Officiant on completion of your 12 month Diploma, by demonstrating exceptional qualities of character. But this can never be guaranteed, because ordination as a Ceremony Officiant is also dependant on the demand for the role in your geographical area.
However if you are invited to enrol in the Advanced Diploma, ordination as an Earth Spiritualist Minister is guaranteed on completion of your studies.
If you have existing qualifications as a spiritual teacher or holistic therapist of any discipline, this will put you in good standing, but is not essential.
The pre-requisites are:
- Fluent in the English language
- Home office, internet and laser printer
- Competent in the use of Microsoft Word, and Excel
- Exceptional customer service skills & experience
- Professional dress-sense (Business/Corporate)
Modes of Training
The training we provide you is a mixture of distance education with an assigned mentor, and in class training. With a majority being distance education whichy you can study at your own pace. However this is not online training. You have access to your mentor by video or telephone when ever you need your questions answered.
How to Apply
We always like to hear from those with a genuine calling to our work. If you believe you have what it takes to join our Clergy team, either as a Ceremony Officiant or Interfaith Minister following your path, please email your CV with a covering letter explaining how and when you found your spiritual path including and explanation of your calling to join us, including your area of interest within our team.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Email to: info (at) earthspiritualist (dot) ie
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