Street Psalms' ordained global community has a common vocation: to free others to love and serve according to the unique shape of our lives and context. What does this look like? Our ordained community includes nurses, teachers, non-profit leaders, pastors/clergy, and more. What they have in common is shared commitment to seeing and celebrating good news in hard places through a calling to free up others to love and serve. We do not ordain leaders to pastor local churches; rather, we are a sodal community in mission that serves local faith leaders and communities of all kinds who seek the common good of their city. 

Applications for October 2024 Ordination

We are currently accepting applications for this October's ordination ceremony. Preview application questions here; scroll down to learn more and apply by May 15!

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Key Dates:

  • May 15, 2024: Applications due (including two references; preview application questions here)
  • By June 30, 2024: One hour interview with a few members of Street Psalms' Senior Management Team
  • Over summer: Determination made based on application and interview
  • September 11, 2024: Board of Directors votes on recommendation from Senior Management Team
  • September 12, 2024: Official notice sent to ordinands with next steps (some applicants may receive deferral with suggested ways to pursue additional formation and/or discernment)
  • October 23, 2024: Ordination Ceremony takes place via Zoom (8:00am PST)

Ordination Process

Candidates are free to apply at any time for ordination >

Applications are considered on an annual basis with an annual ordination ceremony each October. Applications and references are due by May 15, 2024, for consideration for 2024 Ordination.

Qualified candidates are those whose life has clearly demonstrated the call and the charism of the community as well as the desire and capacity to be a faithful contributor to the community.

The novitiate process is not a one size fits all process. You are ready when you are ready and this is discerned mutually. Some candidates have been ordained in their first year, others have undergone three, six or even ten years of formation and discernment before being ordained. Others participate as full fledged members of the community without ever seeking ordination. On average candidates should expect 1-3 year process of formation/mutual discernment. In all cases the ordination process includes the following and the final determination is made by the Street Psalms Board of Directors:

  • Participation
  • Application
  • Orientation
  • Interview
  • Recommendation
  • Determination
  • Ordination
  • Ongoing Participation

New to the Street Psalms community?
For those candidates who are new to the community, we highly recommend the following:

  • Faithful engagement of the community and its rhythms for at least a year.
  • Participation in a “vision trip” (none currently scheduled; email us at connect@streetpsalms.org to express interest).
  • Develop your own “rule of life” through the Making Peace with God Fellowship.
  • Undergo a series of vocational retreats for discernment called Eucharistic Retreats.

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Ready to become ordained?

Take the next step by completing this application, or preview the application questions here.