Larry jensen is an Archbishop in the Spiritus Church, according to the above site. He's also a world famous psychologist, which is strange since he doesn't have any degree that's actually required to be a pychologist. Oh, did I mention the supervised clinical training, and the exam. Oh, forgot to mention you have to be licensed and every time you advertises that they're a psychologist, they have to provide their license number in the ad. Whoops. I wonder if the state of Arizona is aware of this.... I guess he could claim he's a "counselor" with his D.D. but nothing else.
This is where Larry and his lovely wife tell us about their program to attain your D.D.
"Participating in the Basic Ministry Course is an ideal way of becoming aligned with the truest Spirit of Christianity while also contributing materially to Spiritis Church."
"AS A GRADUATE of the Basic Ministry Course you will be ordained as a minister in Spiritis Church."
That seems pretty limiting.
"The initial part of the course entails home study, on which you may progress at your own pace. You will be asked to submit a monthly report as evidence of your sincere dedication to work through the many-leveled process of becoming a minister. Depending on your choice of study from the available curriculum offerings, the home study portion could be as brief as a month, or take as long as a year. Once each quarter, or as soon as we have a minimum of 20 students ready there will be a series of six conference call classes with Bishop Glenda Green."
"At the culmination of these calls, plus your home-study training, you will be ordained as a Minister and Chaplain and granted your Doctor of Divinity degree. However, the final decision of your readiness will be based on a summation letter from you in which you tell us that you are truly ready to receive the blessing."
"Your Certificate of Ministry and ordination as a Minister and Chaplain will be for life, or as long as you honor the privilege in good faith. Once you are ordained, you will have full access to the membership part of the Ministry Web, where you may connect and communicate with ministers world-wide. Although your ordination is for life (assuming honor and good faith), there will be an optional Annual Letter of Good Standing and annual picture ID card for a fee of $75.00."
1. READ & STUDY: “Love Without End...Jesus Speaks” by Bishop Glenda Green.
2. READ & STUDY: The History of Spiritis Church.
3. PERFORM an individualized, self-selected practicum: serving, teaching, leading or ministering in accordance with your talents and the nature of your devotion.
Electives (two or more must be chosen and validated):
1. SUPPLY EVIDENCE of dedicated study and enlightenment in the Holy Bible.
2. SUPPLY EVIDENCE of dedicated study and enlightenment in other sacred texts.
3. READ & STUDY: "The Keys of Jeshua" by Bishop Glenda Green;
4. READ & STUDY: “Managing Your Ministry and Yourself”, from materials by Spiritis Church Bishop Christopher J. Hegarty, Ph.D. (best-selling author, public speaker and international management consultant). Included are his “7 Secrets of Exceptional Leadership,” “How to Manage Your Boss” and “How to Manage Yourself.”
5. ESSAY: In a thoughtful and detailed way, present your existing spiritual attainments and service to others as a basis for ministry in the world. Outline the ways in which this may apply to the work of a Minister and Chaplain in Spiritis Church."
So, get out those checkbooks and for only $1168 you can stick a useless DD after your name.
I think I forget to mention the lovely Bishop Glenda Green and Dr. Jensen are married. She apparently has had extended conversations with Jesus and wrote a book or two about it.
Sorry this is so long. It's just so hard to pick and choose.