Our Commitment is a Living Document in ongoing formation and continuing refinement.
I commit to this community of lay and ordained practitioners representing disciplines of spiritual and pastoral service.
I am dedicated to offering transformative and healing education and spiritual care to practitioners in the world community.
I accept the profound place of trust that my community places in me.
I believe the foundational goal of our community is to build respect for the inherent worth, dignity, and equality of every individual in our diverse society.
I hold a core value of respect for those I serve and embody by maintaining the highest standards in all aspects of my work.
I seek, first and foremost, to conduct my work in a relational and harmonious manner.
I understand myself to be an entrusted servant and I affirm each Practitioner Community as an autonomous community.
I am continuously mindful that all communities are interrelated, and recognize that the actions of one community can affect the wellbeing of all communities.
I come from a place of transparency, trust and inclusivity, which humanizes relationships; allowing them to grow and takes place in the context of mutuality. I recognize that remarkable and miraculous transformations happen when I work to create a community of honest engagement that fosters an individual as well as the community's self-awareness.
I call upon all members to bring the gift of presence, knowing, and self-transformation while practicing critical reflective engagement.
I choose to become all that I have always been.
I believe in surrendering my ego so I can begin the process of accepting myself exactly as I am. This helps me find the hidden gifts that are available to me. I believe that when I embrace these gifts, I can then connect to the sources of hope and inspiration in my life.
My goal is to create a space for life to grow in each individual so they can find meaning and a compelling incentive to continue to embrace life with dignity, grace and wisdom.
My transformation allows me to return to my true nature, where I can embrace courage, hope, possibilities, a sense of humor, trust, openness, curiosity and faith.
I recognize that the CENTER for SPIRITUAL CARE and PASTORAL FORMATION is a participant-based organization, and decisions are made by the selection of individuals by a representative process so our voices and our views may be heard. Through these Governance processes that we as a community have established, we are working to balance the authority of our Fiduciary Council with the equally important Program Council. I recognize that the participation of Individual Members through their Practitioner Communities are ultimately responsible for the overall policies and actions of the Organization.
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