The Universe Spirit and Evolution Spirituality new and updated equivalent to a minister, rabbi, priest or iman is what we call our Life and Spirit facilitators. We give it this unique name to let you know while our Life and Spirit Facilitators perform many of the same functions that a minister, rabbi, priest or iman would perform they also are different and do many more functions beyond what these traditional types of religious ministers do.
Our Life and Spirit facilitators also continuously honor and recognize the priority and importance of first being sustainability educators and then serving as facilitators assisting you to make wise personal spiritual choices and in creating your own personalized spirituality through the process of living and serving in the natural world and the process of discovering Ultimate Reality.
What Our Life and Spirit Facilitators Do in Evolution Spirituality and Our Universe Communities (congregations)
Our Life and Spirit facilitators can do many things:
- They teach the principles of Evolution Spirituality;
- They teach the principles of sustainable prosperity;
- They can teach/facilitate the discovery of life-affirming spiritual wisdom derived from all of humankind's spiritual heritage;
- They can teach the sciences and sustainability principles of the new Universe Evolutionary Worldview that helps to support, ground and balance humanity's spiritual wisdom;
- They teach any and all of the essential practical life skills in any area needed to assist individuals or organizations achieve the goals of Job One for Humanity and create and live in a sustainable prosperity in the real world;
- They can provide pastoral, relationship and other forms of coaching and counseling, third party arbitration, mediation and negotiation and assist with conflict resolution and justice actions within the Universe Community (congregation);
- They can provide charity and advocacy social services in their local, regional, national and/or international centers and communities;
- They can perform various Evolution Spirituality ceremonies, rituals or sacraments such as community worship, prayer or meditation, marriage, baptism, funerals, etc;
- They support and facilitate the process of balanced personal and spiritual growth through ongoing education at our Online Universe College, local centers or in retreats relating to direct spiritual experience and Ultimate Reality;
- They can administer in the daily operations of our local, regional or national centers to forward the mission of Universe Spirit and Evolution Spirituality;
- They can administer in the daily operations of the international headquarters of the Universe Spirit organization,
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The Types of Life and Spirit Facilitators
1.) Our own ordained Life and Spirit facilitators have studied the particular principles and educational materials of our organization and depending on their certification, are qualified to perform one or more of the various services above.
2.) Interfaith Life and Spirit facilitators are existing ordained ministers in good standing with their own denomination and are officially recognized by the Universe Spirit organization as long as they are still in good standing with their own denomination as one of our interfaith Life and Spirit facilitators.
3.) Natural Life and Spirit facilitators are those spiritual individuals whose lives and accomplishments truly reflect a powerful and effective presence of Ultimate Reality in the world. They are truly being Life and Spirit facilitators and ministers naturally. They are already doing one or more of the things that traditionally trained ministers do very well--- in many cases they do it better than traditionally ordained and trained ministers.
When we come across such an individual (via referral or discovery on our own,) we officially recognize that individual as a natural Life and Spirit facilitator of Evolution Spirituality and then we recognize the specific functions that this individual is authorized to perform within our local, regional, national and international centers.
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Life and Spirit Facilitator Qualifications and Training
Anyone may apply or be recommended to become a Life and Spirit facilitator. All applicants must be of good moral character and have a sincere desire to serve. All applicants must agree to abide by our organizational code of ethics for Life and Spirit facilitator conduct as well as our other member codes of conduct to maintain their Life and Spirit facilitator in good standing status.
To become an ordained Evolution Spirituality/Universe Spirit Life and Spirit facilitator and to perform all of our facilitator functions, one needs to take and pass the required facilitator courses. Our facilitators courses cover the following areas:
- Understanding the sustainability principles of the new Evolution Spirituality
- Understanding the nature and variety of Personal Spiritual Experiences with Ultimate Reality
- Pastoral Counseling and conflict resolution facilitating to increase cooperation in all life areas
- Administrative functions for building and maintaining a Universe Spirit/Evolution Spirituality communities (congregations)
- Healthy Spiritual Guidelines and Ethical Codes and knowing how to administer our member codes of conduct
- How the new Universe Evolutionary Worldview and the New Universe Principles of Sustainability enhances personalized spirituality and sustainability.
- Our Ceremonies, Rituals and Meditations
- Supporting Interfaith activities at our centers
- Final Ordination Procedures
- Post Ordination Service
To begin the Life and Spirit facilitators online course click here and then go to the Universe Spirit Facilitator Accreditation Courses, USS 610 (Please note: From time to time we upgrade the facilitator course and requirements. During that time the course will have an under construction label and you will not be able to access it until you contact us directly.)
Life and Spirit Facilitator Training Location
New Facilitators will be trained and ordained online or in our new San Francisco location.
Life and Spirit Facilitator Certification and Ordination Ceremony
When an individual completes the requirements for their type of facilitator an ordination ceremony will be scheduled. If the individual has completed their requirements via remote learning online over the internet and travel to a local, regional, national or international center is not possible, a certificate of ordination will be prepared and sent to that individual. All types of facilitators in good standing will be entered upon and maintained in a master list at the founding international center for as long as they are in good standing. The founding international center will make that list available as needed.
To contact a Life and Spirit facilitator regarding an area of personal service or need listed above or, to become a facilitator yourself email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and include "Life and Spirit Facilitator" in the subject line. In the body of the text fill please let us know specifically what service(s) you need or, what type of Life and Spirit facilitator you would like to become and what area or areas you would like to specialize in.
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