Join CGI Fellowship in the Ministry?
Becoming an ordained minister is life changing—for you and for those around you! Studying to be a CGI Fellowship minister will broaden your understanding of the major world religions. It will also provide you with more clarity about your own spiritual journey and support you in deepening your own spiritual practice. Taking on the role of minister for others raises the stakes for your own development, placing your spiritual awakening as the foremost priority in your life. If you would like to consider being a CGI Fellowship minister, here are the steps for you to follow.
- First, contact us and let us know you are interested. A CGI Fellowship minister will have a conversation with you and, if appropriate, guide you through the pre-approval process.
- Establish an ongoing relationship with a Spiritual Director for the duration of your studies.
- Attend an authorized interfaith seminary. Choices include:
- Study and practice Marshall Rosenberg’s Nonviolent Communication (NVC): http://cnvc.org. We recommend attending at least one class and participating in an NVC practice group for at least a year. We also recommend attending one International Intensive Training. See the Center for Nonviolent Communication website for training courses and practice groups in your area.
- Study the following books:
- Taking Charge of Your Spiritual Path by Nelle Moffett & Richard D. Bowers
- Happiness is a Good Story by Nelle Moffett & Richard D. Bowers
- Integral Spirituality: A Startling New Role for Religion in the Modern and Postmodern World by Ken Wilber
- Stages of Faith: The Psychology of Human Development and the Quest for Meaning by James W. Fowler
- Spiral Dynamics: Mastering Values, Leadership and Change by Don Edward Beck and Christopher Cowan or alternatively, In Over Our Heads: The Mental Demands of Modern Life by Robert Kegan
- Living Deeply: The Art & Science of Transformation in Everyday Life by Schlitz, M. M., Vieten, C., & Amorok, T.