Is Ordination a Requirement for FuturFaith Ministers?


After Graduation

Is Ordination a Requirement for FuturFaith Ministers?

As a graduate of FuturFaith's "Path to Ministry" programme, the decision to undergo ordination and attend the associated ordination ceremony is entirely a matter of personal preference and is not a compulsory requirement for your practise as a minister.

Ordination, for many, serves as a meaningful milestone, symbolising the transition from student to minister. It often marks the culmination of one's educational journey and the commencement of a new chapter as a minister. The ordination ceremony, therefore, can be a significant and celebratory event for those who choose to participate.

However, it's important to note that attending an ordination ceremony or taking on the title of 'Reverend' does not affect your legal ability to conduct ceremonies as a FuturFaith Minister. The choice to be ordained, and whether or not to use a formal title in your ministerial practise, is entirely up to you and does not impact the core functionalities of your ministry.

Moreover, choosing to be ordained as a minister and adopting the 'Reverend' title does not automatically imply inclusion in the register(s) of solemnisers. These are separate considerations, with the latter involving specific legal criteria and processes for those who wish to legally solemnise marriages.

In essence, the path you choose post-graduation, whether it involves ordination, adopting a formal title, or being added to the register of solemnisers, should align with your personal goals, beliefs, and the nature of the ministerial services you intend to offer. At FuturFaith, we support and respect the individual choices of our graduates, acknowledging the diverse ways in which they may choose to express and practise their ministry.