How to become a LifeSpirit Minister Practitioner
Training is handled by the LifeSpirit Theological
Through the Lightwing Ordination Program.
The Lightwing Ordination Program is here: https://lightwingcenter.org/minister_ordination/
The Seminary home page is: www.LifeSpiritSeminary.org
In 1974, after a series of private Symposia at the University where several of us were or had been students, a small group of incipient New Agers formed what has become the LifeSpirit Congregational Church (until 1985, Libertarian Congregational Church) -- the LifeSpirit Collaborating Congregations, LifeSpirit Church or LifeSpirit Organization. Founding Trustee Rev. Ralph Fucetola JD (biogrf.htm), was, at that time, beginning a law career, representing small churches, holistic practitioners, alternative enterprises and political or social dissidents. Founding Trustee Rev. Kathy A. Greene (biogkag.htm) was beginning her exploration of alternative wellness modalities. These activities continued as the ministry grew. Our exempt status was recognized in 1975 and a Group Exemption was issued in 1976.
The LCC currently includes half dozen active congregations, providing New Age teaching and ministerial services, and such religious activities as Marriages, Memorials, Namings, Prayer Circles and traditional Solstice and Equinox celebrations. At the same time, our personal spiritual quests continue and broaden as New Age phenomena evolve.
The Spirit of Life quickens as we enter the New Millennium. For more links on the church congregations and auxiliaries: http://www.lifespirit.org/lifesporgs.html.
By-Law XXXX, adopted in 1996, provides the procedure for becoming a LifeSpirit Minister. If you believe sincerely that you are called by a Higher Power to minister to the sick and suffering, it is appropriate to become a "licensed and ordained" Minister Practitioner under the oversight of a LifeSpirit affiliated organization.
Lightwing Center is a LifeSpirit Local Congregation with a carefully prepared Ordination Program that can lead to Minister Practitioner ordination as a privately licensed and ordained wellness and spiritual care practitioner.
The process for Students of the Ministry:
(1) Please review the www.LifeSpirit.org web site, and especially the following pages:
Information for Ministers
Minister Practitioner FAQs
(2) Please consider carefully whether you are called to the Ministry. The privileges and immunities of the ministry are based on long-standing legal practices and are explained in the ordination training through Lightwing. Ordination will be denied to any who seek it for inappropriate reasons.
(3) You may email firstname.lastname@example.org with "Ordination" in the subject line and your background and contact information in the email.
You will be
contacted with information about the ordination training program.
1. Ministers shall always abide by the injunction, "non-aggression against non-aggressors."
2. Ministers shall, when acting on behalf of the Church, practice "Retreat from the Evils of the World" and not seek confrontation with the instrumentalities of coercion.
3. Ministers shall be guided by the knowledge that Illumination is the Goal of the Free; they shall expose illusion, coercion and falsity, condemning these as violations of the LifeSpirit.
Ministers shall, when ministering to others, always act with informed
consent and shall Do No Harm.
The Minister's Certificate of Ordination provides the following limitations and guidelines:
"The Ordained Minister Practitioner is hereby Ordained and Directed by the local congregation, under its Rules, and with the approval of the Church Trustees (who also have the authority to suspend or terminate such ordinations) under Church Rules and By-Laws, which limit the use of Church exemptions by such Ministers. The Ordained Practitioner is directed and authorized to act under the jurisdiction of the local congregation or its approved auxiliary, holistically ministering to the sick and suffering by prayer and spiritual means, so long as no drug material remedy is used, and so long as such minister is active in the local congregation. The practices of such Minister shall strictly conform to secular law."
The Ordained Minister Practitioner is one level of the Ministry and permits the Minister Practitioner to practice as a holistic minister using the healing skills for which the Minister Practitioner has been trained. As a professional the Minister Practitioner is authorized to oversee ministerial funds (which are strictly separate from secular, personal funds) and engage in the sacerdotal functions of the ministry.
Minister Practitioners who exhibit a real commitment to the ministry may apply for the further religious status of an Established Ministry.
By-Law XXXX - Codified Process for Establishing Ministries and New Local Congregations
1. (a) When, in the opinion of the Local Congregation Pastor(s) a student of the ministry has qualified, then pursuant to By-Law XXXVI, such person, upon written request of such person and of the Local Congregation Pastor(s), may be appointed and ordained as a Minister Practitioner, under the auspices of that Local Congregation. The Local Congregation is responsible for overseeing the ministerial activities of the Minister Practitioner.
(b) Any funds pertaining to ministerial activities shall be maintained in Minister Practitioner Accounts and expenditures from such accounts shall be made solely for proper ministerial expenses, stipends and allowances, pursuant to rule or resolution, or authorization of the Local Congregation Pastor(s).
2. A Minister Practitioner who has demonstrated to the Local Congregation and the Church Trustees consistent ministerial activities in conformity with all applicable laws, rules and requirements, may be ordained as a full Minister of the Church upon written request of the Minister Practitioner and Local Congregation Pastor(s). Such Minister shall continue to function under the oversight of the Local Congregation (and Paragraph 1 hereof), preparing for the establishment of a new Local Congregation.
When such Minister has demonstrated the establishment of a local
including the establishment of a Local Board of Trustees, upon written
of the Minister and local Trustees, the Church Trustees may establish
charter a new Local Congregation, with the approval of the Church
of Elders, and no objection from any existing, active Local
pursuant to the Church By-Laws and Rules.
Adopted September 28, 1996.
Applications for Established Ministries are to be made through the Local Congregation to the Trustees of LifeSpirit Congregational Church. LifeSpirit Church teaches that forced vaccination and other imposed health care interventions violate the fundamental religious principle of Informed Consent and are contrary to the LifeSpirit. Ministers are expected to uphold the Minister’s Code of Conduct.
The Church Fundamental Documents are here:
Our Church Bona Fides are here: http://www.lifespirit.org/LCC-bonafides.2019.pdf
Ralph Fucetola (Rev. Esnur)
Rev. Ralph is President of the Institute for Health Research: www.InHeRe.org
For further information on Rev. Ralph’s consulting practice:
rev.06.25.09 and 11 March 2020