First Church of the Internet
PO Box 8608 Portland,
Oregon non-profit Spiritual Organization
Ordination as a Minister
A - To be filled in or supplied
by the Applicant:
1. Personal Information
married, date of
you ever been convicted of a
so, give details
Education - Please provide full details
of education at every level
Details of Degrees
and subject studied
Details of further
education and training
Resume - Please state details, with
dates, of your career since leaving full time
include all consecutive periods including periods
when you were not engaged in a profession or
calling or employment. (Please append additional
sheets as necessary.)
You are asked to give a
ministerial statement on a separate sheet of
paper (of not less than 550 words) setting out
your statement of faith, including:
- Your spiritual motivation and
- Current spiritual position,
belief, affiliations and methods.
- Education, training,
workshops, books, people that have influenced
- The specific services you
hold; e.g. hands on healing, pastoral ministry
ceremonies, rituals, rites, training, etc.
Please enclose a recent
photograph of yourself suitable for scanning into
the Internet. If you wish the picture returned,
please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope as
Please supply letters from
independent persons who know you well and can
verify your character and spiritual focus. One
reference should be from a peer in your
profession or calling. Letters should be e-mailed
or a clear original suitable for scanning should
be mailed to the Foundation. These letters, plus
the Ministerial Statement will be posted on the
Reference No 2
Use separate sheet for additional
B AGREEMENTS OF THE APPLICANT
undersigned applicant, in consideration of your
accepting me and ordaining me a minister of the
Rock Foundation (hereafter called the
"Foundation"), hereby agree at all
times to abide by The Agreements of the
Foundation (the "Agreements") set out
that on acceptance of my application I have
entered into a contractual relationship in law
with the Foundation and :
shall be bound by the Agreements and
honor the spirit of the Agreements.
shall at all times conduct myself in a
lawful manner in accordance with good
moral and accepted standards of
shall promote and protect the good name
of the Foundation and that of my
organisation or community.
acknowledge that the initial period of my
ministry is probationary and runs from
the date of the acceptance of my
application to the next Annual General
Meeting of the Council referred to below,
whereupon I may or may not be certified
by the Council as a minister.
agree to abide by the decision of the
Council and I forfeit any right to legal
or financial recourse against the
Foundation or all or any of its Council
members, past, present or future.
the purpose of the Agreements, a minister
shall be defined as one who is in service
to the community as healer, counsellor,
or educator and all other ministries of
any religious tradition or spiritual
agree to provide a ministerial statement
(see guidelines) and at all times I shall
be obligated to furnish the Foundation
with my current mailing and e-mail
address and any material changes of
information already provided by me.
- The Rock Foundation will
operate on the principle of Isocracy, which is a
community of equals.
- The Council shall consist of
at least five ministers ordained by the Rock
Foundation and elected by consensus of the
- The names of current Council
members will be posted on the Foundation's
- The Council shall have the
absolute right in its discretion to appoint and
dismiss a minister of the Foundation and notice
thereof will be given in writing and sent to the
last known address of the applicant or minister.
- In the event of the dismissal
of a minister the Council need give no
explanation and the contractual relationship
between the minister and the Foundation shall be
- A minister of the Foundation
is ordained as a spiritual member only and is not
an employee or agent for the Foundation.
- All voting of the Council
shall be by simple majority.
- In each calendar year on the
second Monday of June at 7.00 pm at the
Foundation Office the Council shall convene an
Annual General Meeting of the Foundation ( the
"AGM") by giving 14 days notice by post
or e-mail, to all Council members to approve the
Audited accounts of the Foundation and re-elect
probationary member and ministers and carry out
any other business it determines.
- At each AGM one half of the
Council shall offer themselves for re-election
for 2 years.
- The Council may invite a
minister to join the Council, upon which he will
immediately be entitled to a vote in the Council.
- The Council shall have
absolute powers to amend the Agreements at any
time and such amendments shall have immediate
- A quorum of the Council shall
comprise over two thirds or more of the members.
- A Council member may resign at
any time. Vacancies on the Council may be filled
at any time by invitation of the Council.
- Any amendment or variation to
the Agreements will be posted on the Foundation's
Before you sign this application form,
feel free to ask any questions or obtain legal advice so that you
fully understand the terms and condition of this application form
and its consequences.