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How can you get ordained online?

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The Universal Life Church offers online ordination free of charge at its website, www.themonastery.org. Fill out the ordination request form to create an account on the site. Once you have created an account, your confirmation is sent to your email. When you log in, your date of ordination appears next to your name. You can then access training materials and order ministry supplies.

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Universal Ministries and Open Ministry are two other ministries that offer free ordination online. Like the Universal Life Church, they are non-denominational and welcome anyone to become ministers. Once ordained, you can request other documentation such as hard copies of your certificate and letters of good standing. You can also get materials such as baptism certificates and other supplies from their websites. The fees for these supplies help to support the ministries that supply the ordinations.

Most who choose to get ordained online wish to use their certificates to legally marry friends and family members who have asked them to perform ceremonies. Others want to use their credentials to become chaplains in hospitals or prisons or to expand other ministries. Check with your state to make sure the certificates that you get when you become ordained online are accepted.

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