With a major emphasis on serving those in need, becoming aTNSA Spiritualist Minister is a defining moment in one's journey with Spiritualism, a sacred designation by the hand of man and spirit. All Spiritualists have the duty to continue learning but even more so as a Spiritualist minister. To satisfy the ordination requirement below, TNSA has developed a specific Minister Training Program that is presented by Tabor Thompson Institute. If this is a path that you are considering, click on the Licentiate Minister application and print a copy for completion and submission to the TNSA Board of Directors with a $100 application fee. TNSA allows the candidate 24 months to complete all requirements. Should you have any questions or comments, please contact TNSA President, Rev. John Midura at firstname.lastname@example.org TNSA also requires that you obtain a current criminal background check and recommends using Infocheckusa.com and purchasing the National Search, currently at $14.95. Simply show the complete background check to the appointed TNSA representative. No copies of your report will be retained by TNSA.
The following is a reprint of TNSA's Ordination Requirements as stated in the Constitution, Article VI.
Sec. 1. An applicant for Ordination must e a TNSA member, serve one full year as a licentiate, and fulfill all requirements. Requirements shall be completed within 24 months of application acceptance. The applicant shall be responsible for proof of service, for example, kitchen help, moderator, committee service, etc. A letter written by the church President and Secretary vouching for the character and standing of the candidate, as well as the appropriate fee must accompany application. The fee shall be returned if application is denied.
Sec. 2. EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Basic Spiritualism Course Course on Death and Dying Healer and/or Medium certificate Pastoral Skills Course
Sec. 3. REQUIRED READING
Three books from the TNSA required reading list category and three books from the recommended reading list category, each to have a two-to-three page written summary.
Sec. 4. QUALIFICATIONS
Good communication skills. Good organizational and management skills. Conflict mediation training and experience. Knowledge of health and human service organizations (addresses and hotline numbers) in geographic area of service for referrals as needed for premarital counseling, marriage, suicide prevention, family dynamics, violence, chemical and alcohol dependency, death, dying, and the grief process, teen pregnancy and crisis intervention. Knowledge of TNSA Principles, Constitution, and By-Laws. General understanding of significant world religions and spiritual movements.
Sec. 5. OTHER
Chronology of other relevant books read, seminars attended, and activities in church and community. Following ordination, a minister shall take or facilitate at least one annual course or seminar acceptable to the Board of Directors.