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Rights and Responsibilities of a Shamanic Minister Ordained through Venus Rising

Rights

Shamanic Ministers and members of the Shamanic Ministers’ Global Network, are legal­ly ordained by Venus Rising, a 501c3 tax exempt church recog­nized as such by the Internal Revenue Service of the United States. Ministers ordained through Venus Rising have the full and just author­i­ty to perform all usual minis­te­r­i­al duties expect­ed of said eccle­si­as­ti­cal office, such as: Baptism, Consecration, Marriage, Healing the Sick, Spiritual Counseling, Ministering to the Distressed and Dying, Transition, Conducting Church Meetings, and Teaching Spiritual Concepts. Shamanic Ministers ordained through Venus Rising are right­ful­ly enti­tled to all priv­i­leges and respect usual­ly grant­ed to one so ordained.

Venus Rising is head­quar­tered in Whittier, NC and subject to the laws and regu­la­tions of North Carolina. While most states recog­nize ordained minis­ters regard­less of the loca­tion of church head­quar­ters, there are some excep­tions. Some states have addi­tion­al require­ments that minis­ters must meet before being allowed to perform minis­te­r­i­al duties with­in that state. This is partic­u­lar­ly impor­tant when one is asked to offi­ci­ate at a wedding cere­mo­ny. Please check with the appro­pri­ate agency with­in your own state to deter­mine their require­ments.

The follow­ing two web sites provide a good start for this research:

Responsibilities

It is required that all Shamanic Ministers ordained through Venus Rising and members of the Shamanic Ministers’ Global Network adhere to the follow­ing agree­ments:

~As a Shamanic Minister ordained through Venus Rising, all minis­ters agree to adhere to the Shamanic Ministers’ Global Network Code of Ethics.

~All minis­ters agree to supply the Shamanic Ministers’ Global Network with a current bio, a picture and a Statement of Intent.

~All minis­ters agree to provide the Shamanic Ministers’ Global Network with current contact info, includ­ing address, tele­phone number, email address and web site address (if applic­a­ble). All changes will be prompt­ly report­ed to the Global Network.

~All minis­ters agree to pay an annu­al network admin­is­tra­tive fee of $80 due every year on October 1. Payment of admin­is­tra­tive fees is a require­ment in order to be consid­ered an active member of the Shamanic Ministers’ Global Network.