WHAT CAN I EXPECT WHILE PARTICIPATING WITH THE PHOENIX BRIDGE PROGRAM?

While in this program, Licentiate ministers will work with a mentor minister who will honor, value and support them while they re-vision their ministry. Working with their Sponsor, the participant will identify activities to support their continued growth, both spiritual and professional. Phoenix Bridge participants may receive credit towards ordination, ” in accordance to specific criteria outlined in quarterly check in reports with your “Bridge Sponsor.”

While in the program, Licentiate ministers will be supplied with:

  • Collegiate and organization connection and support
  • Opportunities to contribute to the growth of the Movement
  • A Mentor, self-selected or suggested
  • A Bridge Sponsor when required: this can be self selected or suggested
  • Guidance in educational, health and other resources relevant to moving yourself and your ministry forward
  • An updating of all records
  • An Opportunity to share your transitioning insights:
    • with the Field in written submission for the Phoenix Bridge website

For updated policy information on the Phoenix Bridge Program, please refer to the Center for Spiritual Living (CSL) Policies and Procedures Manual/Section 8. Professional Standards/Interruption of Service, pages 79-80.