Are you interested in learning about how to join the ULC? Theological colleges and seminary schools are no longer the only option available to those who are looking to become ordained. Thanks to online churches like the Universal Life Church Monastery, all that a modern layperson needs to become a minister are a computer, internet access, and a couple minutes of spare time.
Getting ordained online through the ULC is extraordinarily easy. If you'd like to learn more about how to join the ULC and become part of a family of millions of ministers worldwide, simply click on the blue button in the middle of the page. You will be taken to a form and will be prompted to enter your name, e-mail address, mailing address, and a password of your choosing. Make sure to remember this password (perhaps even jot it down on a piece of paper), as you will use it to log into your ordination account on themonastery.org in the future. The online ordination process will be completed when you confirm that you are over the age of eighteen and click on the blue "Submit Ordination Request" button. After you have done so, check the e-mail account of the address you provided. You will be an official ULC minister if an e-mail titled "Ordination Confirmation" is sitting in the account's inbox. Please take the time to read this e-mail, as it contains helpful information that will help you learn what is required to perform a wedding and other ceremonies. If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail, contact us to let us know that an error has occurred.
An unfortunately large proportion of Americans are skeptical of the process of online ordination; these people claim that it takes more than a couple of minutes to gain the privilege to be referred to as a "minister". Statements like these are generally made by people who fail to distinguish the religious aspect of the ministerial title from the aspects that ULC ministers normally embrace, the ones involving performing wedding ceremonies. Please do not let these naysayers belittle you or the online ordination you now possess, as the latter is perfectly legal and recognized by almost all state governments.