Welcome!

We are currently accepting applications for those wishing to begin in September, 2015!

Welcome to The Tree of Life Interfaith Seminary's on-line program As the Crow Flies: Discover Your Direct Path to God.

The Tree of Life Interfaith Seminary offers two paths for its on-line Seminary Program: one, the Ordination: Interfaith Minister path, leading to ordination as an Interfaith Minister; and, the Non-Ordination: Independent Study path, offering the same core curriculum but does not include the added ministerial lessons, assignments and ordination.

Our Seminary Program is a special on-line program of study for those who want to experience an in depth spiritual journey using the core curriculum, Path of Crow: Journey to Your Inner Treasure and supplemental readings. In this program, you may work at your own pace, receive one-on-one support and guidance, and be connected through online group discussions with other like souls on the same journey.

Guidelines for the Tree of Life Interfaith Seminary On-line Program:

Reading the twenty-seven module Path of Crow: Journey to Your Inner Treasure curriculum and completing Questions for Reflection from the modules and supplemental readings. There are eighteen homework assignments: nine for Part 1: Preparations. And there are nine for Part 2: Creating Your Vision of Ministry for those on the Ordination: Interfaith Minister path, or Creating Your Life Vision for those on the Non-Ordination: Independent Study path.

Participants on the Ordination: Interfaith Minister path are also required to read and complete assignments from Part 7: Traditional Treasures: Basic Skills or Ministers Modules 28-31

Required reading is the same for both the Ordination: Interfaith Minister path and the Non-Ordination: Independent Study path except for those preparing to become interfaith ministers must also read The Interfaith Worship Manual

Participants may work through the program's curriculum at his/her own pace. As homework for each assignment is received, it will be read and returned with in depth comments. Then, a Skype, or in-person, session will be scheduled. Throughout the program each participant is offered eighteen such complimentary sessions. (Should additional sessions be requested, they will be billed at $75 an hour.)

Ordination: Interfaith Minister path participants are required to keep a spiritual practice an average of five times a week, resonating with their spiritual journey. Non-Ordination: Independent Study path participants are encouraged to do so but it is not required. I will be available to offer guidance in this area should a participant desire support.

Participants on both paths are offered regular online group meetings with other participants. These online meetings offer general discussions on topics of interest from the Path of Crow: Journey to your Inner Treasure curriculum as well as offer information and guidance in practicing a variety of meditative and spiritual practices from across faith traditions.

Participants are given a maximum of three years to complete the study from the date of entry into the program.

Annual retreats are offered for those able to attend for an additional fee.

Should a Non-Ordination: Independent Study path participant decide at a later time to join the Ordination: Interfaith Minister path, then he or she will be required to complete the additional assignments: Part 7: Traditional Treasures: Basic Skills for Ministers, Modules 28-31; eight world religion papers; required documentation of spiritual practices an average of five times a week for the duration of the program experience; an in depth service project; and, the additional fee required for the Ordination: Interfaith Minister path.

In summary, what you receive from the Ordination:Interfaith Minister path and the Non-Ordination: Independent Study path is:

An in depth curriculum and supplemental reading balancing east and west perspectives...

One-on-one guidance on your spiritual journey...

Personal in depth feedback on all homework...

Eighteen one-on-one sessions (a $1,350 value)...

Regular online connection with other spiritual seekers on the same path, locally and in distant locations...

Annual retreats...

Fees:

The fee for the Ordination: Interfaith Minister path is $5000. Payment plans are available. Ask for details at amytreeoflife@outlook.com or tolfellowship@aol.com. An initial fee of $500 is required to begin, which is applied to the balance.

The fee for the Non-Ordination: Independent Study path is $4000. Payment plans are available. Ask for details at amytreeoflife@outlook.com or tolfellowship@aol.com. An initial fee of $500 is required to begin, which is applied to the balance.

I look forward to hearing from you!

On the Path of Joy!

Rev. Stephanie.

For a description of our seminary Vision, click here.

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