Ministerial Training

Spiritual Unity Movement Ministerial Training Program Curriculum

The SUM educational program is a 4-year study and training program, which provides the opportunity for ministerial ordination through SUM and all the privileges afforded ministers in the state of California including the legal ability to perform weddings, offer spiritual counseling, etc. Accredited classes include the first year training by Reverend Patrick J. Harbula called Living in the Light of the Soul. Below is a complete outline for the training program.

Year 1: Basic metaphysical and comparative religious studies, meditation training, counseling and purification. Or equivalent from other like ministerial program.

Year 2: Advanced metaphysical studies and training in counseling, leadership, and energy work. Or equivalent from other like ministerial program.

Year 3: Ministerial training including how to form and run a church, ceremonial rites and advanced counseling training. Or equivalent from other like ministerial program.

Year 4: One-year assistant minister internship with Spiritual Unity Movement. Or equivalent from other like ministerial program and six months assistant minister internship with SUM.

Curriculum for Doctorate of Divinity Degree

Year 1: Dissertation on specific spiritual discipline or principle to be a minimum of 10,000 words in length and continued assistant minister internship with SUM.

Year 2: Development of specific Spiritual Unity Movement service program, including but not limited to:
Meditation Festivals Ministry
Healing Ministry
Counseling Ministry
Educational Ministry
Research Ministry Outreach Ministry
Internet Ministry

First Year Training classes are in progress. For more information: Call Patrick Harbula Toll free at 866-204-2261.

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