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Rock Foundation

PO Box 8608 Portland, Or. 97207

An Oregon non-profit Spiritual Organization

Tel: 503-810-8382

 

Application Form

 

For Ordination as a Minister

Of the

Rock Foundation

 

A - To be filled in or supplied by the Applicant:

 

1. Personal Information

  • Your Full Name……………………………………………..

    Your Mailing Address………………………………………

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    City ………………………………. State…………………Zip…………

    Country…………………………………

    Home Tel: ………………………………………………………

    Work Tel: ……………………………………………………….

    Fax: ……………………………………………………………..

    E-mail……………………………………………………………

    Web site: ………………………………………………………..

    Occupation………………………………………………………

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    Position……………………………………………………..

    Address…………………………………………………….

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    Contact Person……………………………………………

    Date of Birth……………………………….

    Place of Birth………………………………

    Marital Status……………………….If married, date of marriage………….…

    Have you ever been convicted of a felony?……………

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    Education - Please provide full details of education at every level

    Details of Degrees and subject studied

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    Details of Professional Qualifications

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    Details of further education and training

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    Resume - Please state details, with dates, of your career since leaving full time education.

    This should include all consecutive periods including periods when you were not engaged in a profession or calling or employment. (Please append additional sheets as necessary.)

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  • 2. Ministerial Statement

  • 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:
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    3. Photos

  • 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 well.
  • 4. References

  • 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 Internet.

    Reference No 1

    Name………………………………

    Address……………………………

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    Tel:……………………………….

    Reference No 2

    Name……………………………..

    Address………………………….

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    Tel:……………………………….

  • Use separate sheet for additional references.

     

    B AGREEMENTS OF THE APPLICANT

  • I, the 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 hereunder.

    I acknowledge that on acceptance of my application I have entered into a contractual relationship in law with the Foundation and :

    1. I shall be bound by the Agreements and honor the spirit of the Agreements.
    2. I shall at all times conduct myself in a lawful manner in accordance with good moral and accepted standards of behaviour.
    3. I shall promote and protect the good name of the Foundation and that of my organisation or community.
    4. I 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.
    5. I 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.
    6. For 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 focus.
    7. I 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.
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    C Operating Procedures

    IMPORTANT NOTICE

    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.

    Applicant

    Name…………………………………………………

    Signature……………………..………………………

    Date……………………………………………………

     

    Witness

    Name…………………………….………………………

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