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Ordination
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In general religious use, ordination is the process by which individuals are consecrated, that is, set apart as clergy to perform various religious rites and
ceremonies. The process and ceremonies of ordination itself varies by religion and denomination. One who is in preparation for, or who is undergoing the
process of, ordination is sometimes called an ordinance. The liturgy used at an ordination is sometimes referred to as an ordinal

Non-denominational
In Christianity, the term non-denominational refers to those churches that have not formally aligned themselves with an established denomination, or remain
otherwise officially autonomous. This, however, does not preclude an identifiable standard among such congregations. Non-denominational congregations
may establish a functional denomination by means of mutual recognition of or accountability to other congregations and leaders with commonly held doctrine,
policy and worship without formalizing external direction or oversight in such matters. Some the idea of a formalized denominational structure as a matter of
principle, holding that each congregation must be autonomous.

Non-denominational is generally used to refer to one of two forms of independence: political or theological. That is, the independence may come about
because of a religious disagreement or political disagreement. This causes some confusion in understanding. Some churches say they are
non-denominational because they have no central headquarters (though they may have affiliations with other congregations.) Other churches say they are
non-denominational because their belief structures are unique.

Members of non-denominational churches often consider themselves simply "Christians". However, the acceptance of any particular instance on a doctrine or
practice (for example, on baptism), about which there is not general unanimity among churches or professing Christians, may be said to establish a de facto
creedal identity. In essence, this would mean that each non-denominational church forms its own unofficial "denomination" with a specific set of tenets as
defined by the beliefs and practices of its own congregation.

Ordination of women
The ordination of women is often a controversial issue in religions where either the office of ordination, or the role that an ordained person fulfills, is
traditionally restricted to men, for various theological reasons.
At EMMI we ordain women.
Eric Michel Ministries International Ordination (Protestant)

Like most Protestant churches, ordination to the ministries office is the rite by which we:

  1. recognize and confirm that an individual has been called by God to ministry,
  2. acknowledges that the individual has gone through a period of discernment and training related to this call, and
  3. authorizes that individual to take on the office of ministry.

For the sake of authorization and church order, and not for reason of 'powers' or 'ability', individuals in most mainline Protestant churches must be ordained in
order to preside at the sacraments (Baptism, Holy Absolution and Holy Communion), and to be installed as a called minister of a congregation or chaplaincy.

For the Unitarian Baptist denominations we have an office of bishops installed into the "office" (that is, the job) of bishop.

We also have al tier of ministers. Those who graduate from a
Bible College or take a year of prescribed courses are Licensed Ministers. Two more years of
courses or graduation from a
seminary or theological graduate school, will result in one becoming an Ordained Minister.
Ordained Deacon in Ministry
TIMELINE BEFORE ORDINATION
Our goal is to train you for ministries and this is your path to reach any rank at Eric Michel Ministries International
Two possibility of work A) The Chaplaincy Ministry or B) The New Hope Ministry and Missions, here no rank from the ranks column
Year
To
Course/Training
Ordination
Ranks
0
1
Certificate
Lay
Minister
Seminarian
1
2
Diploma
Deacon
 
2
4
Bachelor
Minister
Junior Chaplain
5
6
Master
 
Senior Chaplain
6
7
Doctorate
  Master
Chaplain
     
Bishop
Deputy Chief
Chaplain
       
Chief Chaplain
      Synod
Bishop
 
     
Archbishop
Chaplaincy
Commander
Timeline
  1. From 0 to  1 year : Seminarian or Lay Minister
  2. From 1 to 2 years: Seminarian to Ordain Deacon in Ministry
  3. From 2 to 3 years: Deacon in Ministry to Ordain Minister
  4. Junior Chaplain on the 6th year. Performing chaplain duty, must be a legally ordained minister with at least 3 years of experience in your existing field of ministry
  5. Senior Chaplain on 8th year. Commanding personal. The applicant must be an ordained minister and have at least 5 years of experience in their existing field of ministry.
  6. Master Chaplain on 10th years. Commanding a ministry. The applicant must be an ordained minister and have at least 7 years of experience in their existing field of ministry.        
    The Master Chaplain is often deployed in the field, working with victims, survivors, team members, and others.
  7. Deputy Chief: reward Commanding a remote locations
  8. Chief Chaplain: reward
  9. Commander elected as Archbishop. Commanding the chaplaincy at the highest level
N.B.
Ordination at any level need
To be requested it is not automatic.
You can ask it for yourself
Or anyone else, that is a right
To any class "A" member
That meet the qualifications
Before Ordination all future Minister for EMMI  need the in house training at no charge (Free)
It is a series of
4 courses and technical practice in ministries.
Hello, my name is Eric Michel and I'm the founder and Director of the Chaplaincy:



I was ordained in Dec 1988 by
S.U.N.S. a Christian Gnostic Church and in 2012 co-ordain with the Open Heart and Open Faith Unitarian Church.

The Open Door—Open Faith Unitarian Church was founded in 1947, and was originally Arrow Indian Community in OK.
The Church suffered a tragic loss when the building and many of the camp houses around it burned to the ground. It was during this time that several
local tribes pledged sponsorship to the Broken Arrow Indian Community Church, at this same time the Open Door—Open Faith Unitarian Congregation
was offered a lease and an ability to incorporate in this same year.(2011)

We Take it very seriously and we
DO NOT ORDAIN as an online church, it is a very serious matter. It have no shortcuts for ordination. Serious
candidates only will apply. The ordination process  include an appropriate effort in
education and ministerial training

We work with you to become a trained and licensed minister, with ordination through Eric Michel  Ministries. Under the bylaws any person can serve as
a ceremonial minister for weddings, funerals, commitment ceremonies, handfasting, house blessings, naming ceremonies and other rites with approval
of the church's board. After proper training and certification.

We are reaching out to all people and ordaining ministers from all over the world.  We hope to spread Unitarian Christianity around the globe.  
Religious tolerance and understanding is important. We believe in freedom of religion – the right of every person to choose and practice his or her own
religion.  You can be an associate member in Eric Michel  Ministries and be ordained if you believe: in Christ and you agree to spread the word of  
Unitarian Christianity in your own way, your actions and beliefs should not conflict our code of ethic and our oath. We volunteer and serve where we see
a need.  We are using the Internet a modern technology to bring more people to God by ordaining Christian Unitarian Universalist Ministers.  

To be ordained begins with the candidate first  acknowledging God's call to the ministry and then begins the process of examination that leads to
ordination of the candidate for an exciting opportunities for ministry.  The examination should conclude that  the individual is indeed called by God and
has demonstrated that he is able to provide leadership for the church. It must also be determined that he is Spiritually Grounded.

Once the examination is complete with the assurance that the candidate meets the requirements to enter as seminarian the candidate then assumes full
responsibility of God and the capacity for the ministries.

Seminarian is the church’s tentative approval for a man to serve until he has proved himself qualified for ordination. The practice of granting a license to
a minister the following steps are usually taken:

1. The person to be licensed makes it public to the church and expresses his belief that God is calling him to the ministry.

2. He asks the church to grant him to be ordained.

3. The church then votes to grant the ordination or not.

4. A “Certificate of License”  is filled out and presented to the minister.

Non Denominational Unitarian and Universal Christianity
We at Eric Michel Ministries explicitly reject the idea of a formalized denominational structure as a matter of principle, holding that each congregation
must be autonomy. We refer to the form of theological independence. This independence  come because of a religious disagreement. But we have
affiliations with other congregations and even other Christian faith church. We say that we are non-denominational because our belief structure is
almost unique and we call ourself Unitarian Baptist.
Eric Michel Ministries International
Rev. Eric M. Gagnon
Director
Certificat of Ministry
Selection Criteria
More detailed information on criteria used in accepting applicants for ministry or lay pastor training will be sent with the application form, and potential students are advised.

Selectors look for:
  • Practical knowledge of at least one of these faith: Christian Orthodox, Christian Unitarian, Christian Universalist, Christian  Humanist
  • Several years' practical experience of the life of congregation
  • Sense of vocation
  • Ability to communicate well in English, French if ministering for French Members or vice versa
  • Stability in one's personal life
  • Good general level of education and cultural knowledge
  • Willingness to minister to the full range of Christian beliefs
  • Willingness to undertake recommended courses

Ministers wishing to pursue in-service training,and lay people exploring the possibility of general theological education, should contact the
Board of Elders directly
How to Apply:  1st you need to be a member and donation for classes
Students who have completed a Bachelor Degree can apply to be ordained by FSOJ from RTTM. They will have to completed four courses as shown here.

Advantages     
  1. association of other like-minded Spirit-anointed leaders
  2. licensing, ordination and certification
  3. a commitment to anointed living
  4. job placement in our own ministry
Ordination, Lay Work and Serving Bivocational Ministers
expression of ordained Unitarian ministry. For others, it may be expressed in many possible aspects of spiritual and practical service. This aims to assist those who are interested in
the further discernment of their vocation, and are considering whether they may wish to present themselves as candidates for ordination in the Eric Michel Ministries International,
and those who have already received ordination elsewhere and are considering whether to apply to the Chaplaincy for ministering. For others, lay work may offer a better path to
further their faith.

Are you interested in joining our chaplaincy?

What sort of person is eligible?
  1. The Chaplaincy ordains both men and women to Holy Orders equally. It does not discriminate on the grounds of sexuality or marital status, and does not require celibacy from
    its clergy. It does not impose any upper limit for the age of ordinands. It affirms the ministry of people with disabilities.
  2. The Chaplaincy respects that its clergy may hold different opinions on issues of theology and ministry. However, all applicants for ordination must be actively accepting of the
    liberal and Progressive Christianity of the Chaplaincy and the spiritual foundations established in its Canons.
  3. The clergy is composed of extremely varied individuals. There is no one "type" to conform to, and indeed the diversity in the clergy reflects the diversity of humankind. Nor is
    any particular background favoured over another. Good clergy include blue-collar workers, high-level executives and homemakers, to name but a few. They are people who
    are rightly respected by society, and society in turn has a right to expect that a clergy person will conduct him or herself with integrity.
  4. The Chaplaincy recognises that ministry expresses itself in diverse contexts. It will ordain both those who are called to a traditional congregational ministry, leading a
    chaplaincy, as well as those whose vocation is predominantly solitary. The Chaplaincy is a sacramental community, and those seeking ordination to the ministry are expected
    to be committed to regular celebration of the worship.  Newly ordained clergy are given temporary faculties for their first year, which is probationary, and on satisfactory
    completion are advanced to regular faculties thereafter. All clergy are expected to maintain, and grow, their ministries which must be tangible and have an active expression.
  5. All applicants must be fully self-supporting. The Chaplaincy does not pay stipends to clergy or cover their expenses. All clergy are unpaid, voluntary and non-stipendiary.
    Most of our clergy support themselves through a combination of ministerial and secular work, although a few do support themselves through full-time ministry.
  6. The Chaplaincy is highly selective concerning the men and women admitted for ordination. It looks for the personal and spiritual qualities that will lead to a successful and
    valuable independent ministry within the Chaplaincy, and the resilience to cope with what can at times be a lonely and challenging vocation. Above all, it looks for a good fit
    between the applicant and the Chaplaincy, so that a long-term and productive relationship can be assured.
  7. All candidates need to take courses from a bachelor degree  or equivalence before faith ordination re Orthodox or Universalist Christian.
  8. Promotions are base on merits and scholarly and work achievements
Equivalence and Work Experience

An "Equivalence" indicates a form of education or training that varies from the usual route but complies with national standards established by the Board of Elders. It enables an
individual to qualify for certified chaplain status through EMMI. Standards regarding theological education, clinical pastoral education training, and/or work experience as a chaplain,
are very specific. Competence in these areas is required.

Note: Your Equivalence materials must be reviewed and approved before your application is considered complete and your interview
can be scheduled.

Please remember that our Equivalence reviewers serve as volunteers. Please allow three months for review time, depending on the complexity of submitted Equivalence materials.

Even if your equivalence is approved, you will still need training before your certification.

NB: Lay Chaplain cannot exceed rank  higher than Senior Chaplain and can be reach in 2 years., and a lay Chaplain in 6 months.
All seminarians, ministers, chaplains
MUST be a class "A" member.

Time before been ordain as a New Hope Ministry & Missions minister?

  1. From 0 to  1 year : Seminarian / Lay Minister
  2. From 1 to 2 years: Seminarian / Ordain Deacon
  3. From 2 to 3 years: Deacon / Ordain Minister
  4. Junior Chaplain on the 6th year. Performing chaplain duty, must be a legally ordained minister with at least 3 years of    experience in your existing field of ministry
  5. Senior Chaplain on 8th year. Commanding personal. The applicant must be an ordained minister and have at least 5 years of experience in their existing field of ministry.
  6. Master Chaplain on 10th years. Commanding a ministry. The applicant must be an ordained minister and have at least 7 years    of experience in their existing field of ministry.
    The Master Chaplain is often deployed in the field, working with victims, survivors, team members, and others.
  7. Deputy Chief Chaplain: reward. Commanding a remote locations
  8. Chief Chaplain: reward
  9. Commander elected as Archbishop. Commanding the chaplaincy at the highest level

Incardination
Men and women who have been previously ordained may apply for incardination to the Chaplaincy. The procedure is as follows:
completion and submission of the application form according to the instructions on the form submission of copies of all certificates of ordination and postsecondary academic study,
including formal and informal theological training submission of a criminal record clearance, submission of Letters of Excardination from the previous Chaplaincy.

Applicants for ordination or incardination will be asked to attend an interview with a member of the College of Bishops or a representative appointed by them. They will be asked to
explain their path in ministry to date, and their reasons for believing that they are suited to ministry in the Eric Michel Ministries International. They will be asked to redo their vows.
They may be required to complete additional educational prerequisites if their previous ministerial education indicates gaps, and it is usual for applicants from the mainstream
denominations to be required to complete academic work. They must demonstrate a sufficient foundation in matters of faith and ministry. A period of formal discernment is usually
required.

Clergy who have served ministerially at a level equivalent to a bishop in Chaplaincies which are not in the Apostolic Succession may apply for incardination according to the procedure
above, but with the understanding that if they are accepted, they will either be sub conditionally re-ordained in the Apostolic Succession, or admitted to a pastorate.

The Chaplaincy does not accept ministerial credentials from Internet based Churches or similar that offer "instant ordination" or ordinations that are 'purchased' as fulfilling the
requirements for incardination, regardless of their legality or the genuineness of the ministry of the person concerned. All clergy have to follow one of our
programs

The Chaplaincy will only accept the incardination of bishops in particular circumstances. No person, whether or not he or she has been consecrated bishop, may be admitted to the
College of Bishops until he or she has served satisfactorily for a time in the Eric Michel Ministries International.

Ordination
Men and women who have not been previously ordained may apply for ordination in the Chaplaincy. The procedure is as follows:
completion and submission of the application form according to the instructions an applicant must:

1. Be at least 21 years of age.
2. Have earned a high school diploma.
3. Be a EMMI member. ($20,00/Year)
4. Successfully complete the ordination course and be approved for ordination by the EMMI Board of Directors.
5. Submit an application form through the mail or email. You are to submit the following with the application form: a signed copy of the EMMI Statement of Faith and Non-Hatred
Pledge, your resume, and a paper about your spiritual journey and call to ministry.
6. Be personally interviewed by a EMMI Board Member, minister, or a person qualified and approved to conduct the interview on our behalf.
7. Give us permission to run a criminal background check on your name. This is mainly to protect us from lawsuits if one of our EMMI-ordained ministers commits a serious crime in
connection with his or her ministerial duties.
8. Arrange to have three people who know you, and are not close friends or family, submit confidential letters of recommendation.
9. Have at least three contacts either in person or by telephone with a liaison assigned by the EMMI Ordination Committee. This is to get to know you and for mentoring.
10. Write a paper about your spiritual beliefs.
11. Donate $500 for a non-refundable application fee. You may pay this fee with an initial agreed-on amount and in installments, with the full fee due prior to ordination. The cost of
books is not included.

The reading and writing assignments may be shortened for people who are already ministers with knowledge and experience, on a case-by-case basis. The application fee may be
reduced to $150 for people who are approved by the Ordinand Approval Committee and Board of Directors for a fast-track program with significantly reduced course work
requirements.

Important Note: Donating the application fee does not guarantee that ordination will be granted! The EMMI is not a mail-order ordination mill; this is not a “pay to get ordained” offer. If
you are looking for a quick way to get ordained without effort and study  look elsewhere. On the other hand, if you are looking for a credible ordination that will build your knowledge
and abilities and which you will be proud to put on your resume, we encourage you to go through the study process of the EMMI ordination program. We have a serious educational
program which must be taken seriously and completed by the applicant in a way that demonstrates learning and readiness for Unitarian ministry in order to be ordained by the EMMI.

For a part-time student of the EMMI ordination program (e.g., someone who has a full-time job), it will typically take one to two years to complete. Applicants with no formal education
in ministry are required to take at least a year to complete the program (in order to allow significant time for interaction between the candidates and their mentors), and are required to
attend at least one EMMI-sponsored event. Applicants have up to three years to complete the program. If it is not completed within three years of initial application date, the applicant
must begin the process anew and donate a re-application fee of $500.

Final, lifetime ordination is granted by laying on of hands by a EMMI minister at an ordination ceremony. The ceremony normally takes place at a EMMI annual conference but may be
arranged for a different time and location if necessary, on a case-by-case basis.

All ordinands are required to show completion of an acceptable level of education, in addition to a sufficient foundation in matters of faith and ministry. This requirement may be
satisfied in full or in part by previous education and experience. For those who need to complete their educational requirements.

All ordinands must be able to demonstrate competency on the altar or complete altar training. This is achieved through attachment to the Chaplaincy, where the ordinand will be
expected to undertake regular duties and receive training from an experienced minister or bishop.

The Chaplaincy practices ordination in the Unitarian Apostolic Succession through the laying on of hands by a bishop in a public, open service.

Lay work and serving
Many people are just not called to the ordained ministry for any number of reasons. The EMMI has numerous valuable and worthwhile roles for those in this position. There are also
several groups that have needs for people in this category. If you have any questions before applying, please contact us.

Ordination & Credentialing Qualifications
Ordination is the process that we, as a Christian Chaplaincy and Ministerial fellowship, use to recognize called and fully equipped ministers. However, not everyone comes to us fully
equipped and therefore do not qualify for Ordination status. In these cases, we commission or license ministers based on their level of equipping and experience. Commissioned,
licensed and ordination designations are fully recognized as clergy status and give ministers the legal protection needed to function.

The basic qualifications for clergy credentials are;
A call from the Lord into ministry
Maturity equivalent to being a spiritual leader
Agreement with our Statement of Faith
Character references including a pastoral reference, another minister or elder
Request the Application

Cost for commission, licensing and ordination
Need to be a member class A                            20.00$ (NB: Will be 60.00$ after ordination)
Seminarian  Lay Minister Christian Unitarian   500.00$
Seminarian Universalist System                       500.00$
Chaplain Training                                                       $

(Donation could change without notice)

Lay Minister in chaplaincy training one year, vestments, books, etc. are not includes.

Signatures and addresses of  25 members or more of the denomination, excluding clergy and their families, petitioning to register you as a minister of the denomination.

We require ministers membership due yearly renewal of 60.00$, for including all lay ministers, ministers and bishops.

For your Ordination you will need a alb and a lay minister stole, or a minister stole.

Unitarian Ordination and Credentials
Ordination and Clergy Credentialing is man’s method of acknowledging what God has already completed in the life of a man or woman. It is the recognition of someone gifted and
called by God to a particular dimension of ministry of the Lord.

The purpose of issuing ministerial credentials such as ordination to prepared and qualified candidates is:
to establish a recognition of those called to specific ministries of the Unitarian faith,
to make available a qualification process by which leadership may recognize and endorse such person, and
to provide an accountability process measured by defined ethical and religious standards.
Clergy status and specifically ordination is the highest recognition that a church can bestow on a minister. If you want to become a minister with the recognition of commissioned,
licensed or ordained please understand that along with this honor comes responsibility and accountability.

Unitarian ordination and clergy status within the EMMI are designed to honor ministers in three categories: lay minister, minister and bishop.

Lay Ministers, while fully recognized as clergy, are not expected to perform all of the ecclesiastical services of a ordained minister. They are credentialed as supportive or beginning
level ministers and allowed the opportunity for training, ministry experience and further development into a unique ministry. Accountability and quarterly reporting are required
ingredients for all ministers and used in the evaluation, renewal and upgrade process.

Ministers are fully recognized as clergy, but have a greater level of experience, equipping and responsibility than lay ministers. However, they still do not carry the full responsibility of
an ordained bishop. Accountability and quarterly reporting are required as is a more clearly defined ministry.
Ministers are recognized as fully equipped ministers that have proven leadership capabilities. With certain life experience exceptions, the ordination credential will not be awarded with
less than one year of membership with the EMMI. This allows the initial character investigation as well as the accountability, quarterly reporting and annual renewal processes to give
an accurate portrait of the ministers life and calling.

Professional accountability, quarterly reporting and the annual renewal process are required and significant ingredients in our clergy credentialing system. Being set apart for the
work of the ministry is a highly responsible endeavor.

Ordination & Credentialing Qualifications
In addition to ordination and clergy status we have unique ministry designations that describe what a minister’s primary ministry is.

Attend a Regional Event
Our communication system, which includes quarterly reporting and an annual renewal as part of the relations is mandatory for all ministers. Ordination and clergy credentialing with no
reporting, no expiration or no disciplinary procedures in place have very little value.

EMMI Ordination Program
Confidential Letter of Recommendation

This is a cover page for one of the three required letters of recommendation that must be submitted for an applicant for ministerial ordination from the EMMI Unitarian Chaplaincy.  
This cover page must be signed by the applicant and then given to someone who knows the applicant, whom the applicant wishes to submit a confidential letter of recommendation in
support of his/her suitability for ordination.

To the Recommended:  Your letter of recommendation should include your name and address, be at least 300 words, and answer all of the following questions:
1. How do you know the applicant?  What is your relationship with him/her?
2. How long have you known the applicant?
3. How well do you feel you know the applicant on a personal level?
4. Do you believe the applicant has a suitable moral and ethical character to serve in ministry?  Please explain why or why not.
5. Do you believe there are any aspects of the applicant’s personality or abilities that may need extra attention, which could be helped through a mentorship?  Please explain.
6. All things considered, do you recommend this person to become an ordained minister in the EMMI Unitarian Chaplaincy, if he/she successfully completes the study and training
program?

Important: You must not share your letter of recommendation with the applicant, or else it will be considered invalid by the EMMI and disregarded.  The EMMI will not reveal your letter
to the applicant or anyone else, so please speak candidly and honestly.

Please staple or attach your letter to this cover page and mail it to the following address:

EMMI Unitarian Baptist Chaplaincy
chaplaincy@ericmichelministries.org
or
Eric Michel Ministries International
251 Laurier W. Suite 900
Ottawa, Ontario. Canada K1P 5J6

To the Applicant:  Please read the statement below and sign your name affirming it.

“I hereby give permission for the attached letter of recommendation, which I have not and will not see, to be confidential between the recommended and the EMMI Unitarian
Chaplaincy Ordination Committee only.”



Eric Michel Ministries International
Ordination For The Universalist Program
Statement of Faith and Non-Hatred Pledge

I affirm and uphold the following statement of faith of the Christian Universalist:

7. We believe in God, who is Love, Light, Truth, and Spirit, the Creator of the universe, whom we are called to seek, know, and love; and whose nature was revealed to the world in
the person and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth.

8. We believe that the universal commandment is to love and serve one another as we love ourselves.

9. We believe in the law of justice by which actions generate consequences, whether to be manifested in this life or the life to come; and that love, grace and forgiveness ultimately
overcome the law of justice.

10. We believe in the full and final triumph of the grace of God over the powers of sin and death: that the mercy and forgiveness of God are victorious; that this victory of redemption
is revealed in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus; and that, therefore, no human being will be condemned or allowed to suffer pain and separation forever.

11. We believe every person is the divine offspring of God, created in the image of the Heavenly Parent of all; and that every person is destined to be raised up from imperfection to
maturity according to the pattern of the archetypal Christ, the Son of God, the Perfect Human in whose image all humanity shall be transformed.

12. We believe in mysterious spiritual phenomena, such as the resurrection of Jesus Christ, which transcend materialistic views of reality.

13. We believe that God’s Holy Spirit has inspired numerous prophets, saints, philosophers, and mystics throughout history, in a variety of cultures and traditions; and that by reading
the Bible and other great texts of spiritual and moral wisdom with a discerning mind, and meditating to connect to the Spirit within, we may all gain a greater understanding of truth,
which should be applied for the betterment of ourselves and our world.
14.  Furthermore, I pledge that I do not endorse any form of hatred based on race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.


EMMI Ordination Program
Application Form

Title (Mr., Mrs., Ms., Dr., Rev., etc.) Full Legal Name:

Mailing Address:

Email Address:

Phone Number:

Birth Date (month/day/year):

Social Security Number:

Highest Educational Degree Received (institution, year, and major if applicable):


Denomination (if nondenominational, please write “none”):

Are you already ordained by any religious organizations? If so, which one(s) and when did you receive these credentials?


If you have gone to seminary or theological school, have been a church pastor, or have any kind of ministerial knowledge or experience which may make some of the reading/writing
assignments of the EMMI ordination program redundant, please explain so that we can consider personalizing your program. (Attach a separate sheet of paper.)

_____ Check to affirm all of the following: I am a Canadian Citizen or legal resident. I am at least 21 years old. I have earned at least a high school diploma. I am a member of the
EMMI. I give permission to the EMMI to run a criminal background check on my name, social security number and birth date as stated in this application, which are accurate, as well as
any other names provided below.

If you have been convicted of a crime under different name(s) than your current legal name, you must write any such names here. If not, write the word “none”:


(If you have a criminal background, you may wish to explain the circumstances and anything else about your background that would be relevant. Please attach a separate sheet of
paper.)

A Unitarian Confession:
  1. We believe in one God, the Creator and Preserver of all things,
  2. And in Jesus Christ, the one Lord of the Church,
  3. Whose teachings and life form the standard of our faith and practice,
  4. And in the holy spirit, the influence of God within us;
  5. We believe in the divine element in conscience,
  6. In free will and the responsibility that comes with it,
  7. In the inspiration and sanctity of Scripture,
  8. In the forgiveness of sins,
  9. In God's universal love for all humankind,
  10. And in the future advancement of the whole human family to holiness and happiness.

Religious Principles:
  1. God’s presence is made known in a myriad of ways. Religion should promote a free and responsible search for truth, meaning, communion and love.
  2. Reason is a gift from God. Religion should embrace reason and its progeny, including the scientific enterprise which explores God’s creation.
  3. Free will is a gift from God. Religion should assist in the effort to find a path that exercises that gift in a responsible, constructive and ethical manner.
  4. Conscious of the complexity of creation, of the limits of human understanding and of humanity’s capacity for evil in the name of religion, we hold that humility, religious tolerance
    and freedom of conscience should be a central part of any religious experience.
  5. Religious experience is most fulfilling in the context of a tradition. Our religious tradition is the Unitarian tradition, which emphasizes the importance of reason in religion,
    tolerance and the unity of God.
  6. Revelation is ongoing. Religion should draw inspiration not only from its own tradition but from other religious traditions, philosophy and the arts. Although paying due regard for
    the hard lessons learned in the past and to the importance of religious tradition, religion should not be stagnant but should employ reason and religious experience to evolve in
    a constructive, enlightened and fulfilling way.
  7. Conscious of the spiritual and material needs of our fellow men and women, the evil they may be subjected to and the tragedies they may endure, works of mercy and
    compassion should be a part of any religious experience.
Dally Reading

Office of Readings
Catholic Mass

Other Reading

Catholique
Lecture du jour (French)

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The Eric Michel Ministries  is Free and Independent Unitarian and Universalist Congregation and associated with us may believe and cherish certain doctrines, we first and foremost
believe that a creator created the universe, the supreme deity unattainable which everything comes and take precedence over all differences, whether they be theological,
denominational, ideological, or physical in nature. We believe in essentials: Unity, Liberty, and Love.

In order to share ideas relating to the ministries and to aid each other in the education for/and performance of their ministry, the Chaplaincy was formed. Ministers role are:

  • They are a one of Christian Universalist, Christian Unitarian, Christian Deists, Christian Humanists or Christian Liberal.
  • They agree to maintain high ethical and moral values in all their dealings, personally and professionally.
  • They agree to respect each person's difference in doctrine, style and personality as they follow the leading of  Eric Michel Ministries.
  • They agree to only speak in edifying ways in regards to other ministers, ministries.
  • They agree to treat all with whom they come into contact as they would like to be treated.

Although other differences of beliefs, doctrine, interpretation, and opinion may be held and expressed by various members,these are to be held and expressed in love and fellowship
with those who may differ. Since members of  EMMI are located in various locations throughout the world, members must subscribed to our group, the web-based Email discussions
upon application approval at Yahoo Group. Using the discussion group is virtually, in most instances, the only way membership can be effective in fellowship, sharing and helping each
other.

Web-based Email Fellowship and Discussion .This is the heart of the  fellowship. Members who are non-subscribers will be subject to have their priesthood revoked from the  Eric
Michel Ministries and Chaplaincy and sub churches including the organization who ordained. For members who are not part of the clergy you can attend  and must log in time to time,
if no activities for long period of time you will be removed. This is an Web-based Email Discussion list at Yahoo. Members may post messages by e-mail, or at the web site, this list and
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What our church offers you?
  • A place where real or virtual Early Christian can share our thoughts and  aspirations
  • An approach to spirituality based on nature, experience and reason
  • A place of self-discovery for those seeking an outlet for their spiritual side.
  • Resources to help people define their own personal conception of something greater than themselves.
  • Ideas to make his own moral code.
  • Suggestions on ways to live life with a greater sense the goal to reach

The church hopes to achieve some higher needs:
  • The need for knowledge
  • The need for spiritual growth
  • The need to find purpose in life or understand the purpose of life
  • The need for answers about life and death
  • The need to develop a relationship with nature and develop a concept a deity
  • The need to share and communicate in communion with others
  • The need for social structure and develop a moral code to live

EMMI was created  to help each other respond to these needs by sharing ideas and physical concepts. A free association of the Christian of all persuasions, You can find answers to
members' needs. We want the truth observations and studies give us a vision to find answers to the questions of man’s higher needs

EMMI is not for everyone:
  • If you are looking for a church that tells you what to think, this church is not right for you.
  • If you are looking for a church that tells you how to live your life, this church is not right for you.
  • If you are looking for a church that has it all figured out and never changes, this is not that church.
  • If you are looking for a church that promises you salvation, eternal life or miracles, or any of the characteristics of a theistic church, you will not find any of these things here.

What kind of person does EMMI seek to attract?
EMMI hopes to attract people who place high value on free thought and reason, open-minded, individualists who are seeking a religion or spirituality that can work for them. Many of
the greatest and most creative minds of all time rejected Theism. Some were Atheist, but very many of them found spiritual fulfilment in the study of nature and the sciences. From
ancient Greece to the Enlightenment to the Space Age, Christian Spiritual people have been at the cutting edge of science and philosophy. EMMI has no pretensions of sparking a
new Renaissance, but providing a place for people to use their gift of reason to grow spiritually can be rewarding enough, people certainly do not need churches for worship or
religious rituals. So what functions, other than worship, does a church offer, and why should embers be drawn to a place that provides such functions? Long been  intrigued by the
idea of an organisation that encourages personal growth, celebrates reason and offers a place for spirituality without sacred texts or dogma. As a religion,we offers these things, so
EMMI has a Christian foundation, with many features that is necessary to establish a lasting church, so EMMI extends in more directions than Unitarian alone. The dictionary says that
a church can be either a place of worship or a religious congregation. If some feel no need to congregate with others for religious or spiritual reasons, then a church is superfluous to
them. And if a person has no desire to engage in worship, then a church is not needed for that function. The Church is intended as a house of worship. A church certainly is a
religious congregation, however, EMMI is a church by that definition.
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