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About Holos University
Church Status and Ministry
The All Faiths Church of Spirituality and Health is a non-profit incorporated church registered in the State of Missouri. On June 4th, 2010 the Church received its status as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation. The Article of Amendment concerning this status declares that, in part, the church “is a public benefit corporation the specific purpose for which is to be a church and religious college. The corporation is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, educational, and scientific purposes.” Its core ministry is to support self development, scholarly exploration and research, and compassionate service through its sponsorship of Holos University Graduate Seminary (HU) and its Ordination. Donations made to the church are tax deductable and are used to support the various programs of HU. Ordination in the All Faiths Church of Spirituality and Health (the church) authorizes its ministers to offer, healing, wisdom, and spiritual direction as well as ecumenical consultations to facilitate personal growth. Depending on the laws of each State, ordained ministers of the church may preside at ceremonies such as weddings, funerals, and wakes.
Ordination is granted by the All Faiths Church of Spirituality and Health Board of Trustees to those who meet the following criteria:
Ordination Requirements - Graduating Degree Students
In order to be ordained, students must be present at the Ordination ceremony in the Fall. Any student who is awarded a Doctorate from Holos is eligible for ordination. Masters students must fulfill the ordination requirement by completing the Masters including one of the following two courses:
752- Mysticism – Ancient to New Thought. See Ordination Requirements in this Catalog for further information. The choice of whether or not to apply for ordination is always a personal one.
Ordination Requirements – Pre-Graduation Degree Students
Early, pre-graduation ordination is available to students in the Masters, Doctoral, and Post Doctoral Programs who have been credited with a minimum of 15 credit-hours (five courses) including 9 credit-hours (three courses) from the list of courses below:
• 731-Inner Counselor;
• 757-Holistic Theology or 752-Mysticism-Ancient to New Thought.
• 884-Principles of Spiritual Direction or 886-Pastoral Counseling or 887-Sacred Ceremonies and Celebrations.
Recommendations: The following electives are strongly recommended for degree students planning ordination: Those who plan to act as a spiritual director or offer spiritual counseling would greatly benefit from 884-Principles of Spiritual Direction or 886-Pastoral Spiritual Counseling; Those who plan to act as Celebrants for Sacred Ceremony and Celebrations such as Marriages, Memorials, and other key markers in life will be well served by electing to complete 887-Sacred Ceremonies and Celebrations.
Ordination Requirements - Certificate Students
Ordination is available to Certificate Students who have successfully completed 15 credit-hours in any Specialty Track, plus three additional credit hours. This represents a total of 18-credit hours or six courses.
These courses must include nine Credit-hours (three courses) from the following list:
1. 731-Inner Counselor;
2. 757-Holistic Theology or 752-Mysticism-Ancient to New Thought;
3. 887-Sacred Ceremonies and Celebrations
Plus nine Credit-hours (three additional courses) from their Specialty Track
• Students must submit their completed applications to the Registrar by the deadline posted on the HU Website Calendar. Ordination fees are submitted to the Bursar.
• All persons to be ordained must be present at an ordination ceremony and will be expected to sign an acceptance of the statement of Faith.
• Fees: $100.00 Administration Fee (The administration fee is waived for faculty). Robe purchase: $50. Stole Purchase: $50.
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