New Thought Divinity Schools Around the Globe

flexibility Is any particular education better than another? Yes and No!
strength Can I use my degree to get a job? Usually only within the field of New Thought or businesses owned by New Thought people...
nurture Can I transfer my credits to a state or private university? Not usually...
spirit Can I transfer credits or certifications and credentials earned at One New Thought Institute to another? - Not always...
honor If I begin a program of ministerial training will I be given a church? If you are allowed to become a minister then you can present yourself...
wisdom If I get credentials at one New Thought organization will they transfer to another? - Not usually...

Can I use my bachelors from University of Mexico as the precursor to getting a Master's degree from one of these schools? - That depends...

compassion Are there good schools in New Thought? - Yes, they are all good but....
joy Are there any bad schools in New Thought? - We don't list any school that we don't believe is good however you are the final judge...
peace Our spiritual center wants to hire a Spiritual Leader who graduated from a different school than our denomination. What can we do? - It is actually up to your local board. Possible solutions include...
love Are there any universal standards for these institutes - Not really...
Good Schools versus Bad Schools

Are there good schools in New Thought?

Yes, they are all good but....

You remember the saying: "You get what you pay for." It's not true and never was.

Your school is as good or bad as you make it. And all their advertising and publicity spin is not going to make it better or worse.



Caveat Emptor, let the buyer beware
This means you need to ask the necessary questions, do the necessary research and get the necessary answers BEFORE spending money, especially if you are spending a great deal of money.

There are great programs out there but... The best programs are not going to cost you an arm and a leg or a mortgage on your home or farm.

But they say they are accredited? Great, but does that mean you can transfer their credits to Yale, or U.C. San Diego or University of Michigan? Be sensible you are getting a religious degree from a religious institution. Most of the time their accredtation is for their benefit not yours.

Should I even get a New Thought degree ? Yes, if New Thought is your path, get a degree in New Thought and become a practitioner, then a teacher, then a minister and eventually a doctor. But always remember, the degrees are not worth anything if you are lacking in compassion and don't develop your consciousness.

How can I know if the program is good? By the consciosuness of the peopel running the program. Are they supoprtive and loving? Are they pushing you to be your best? Since it is a religious degree, don't be fooled by a bunch of academics who are touting their credentials. One student was attending a Divinity School and found out that her "professor" had a doctorate from a Seminary she created. But she learned a great deal and eventually graduated and is now a successful minister.

But if I pay more for my degree it should be worth more! Not really. You need to understand that if you want such validation, then you need to go to Harvard, Yale, Stanford or UCLA, University of Maryland etc... A religious degree is for you to become a minster. But you might be able to get on a talk show and they will call your Rev. or Dr.

There are lots of good programs and good degrees The chief difference between them is often the cost and the philosophy. If you pay $500 dollars and successfully complete Dr. Holly Heinz's ministerial program and get your ordination you are a New Thought Minister. If you are going to do your own ministry and don't need to be part of a denomination that is probably the best investment you can make.

But if you want to be part of a particular organization, then start with their classes and work up through their hierarchy. Don't go to a different organization, get your ordination and come back to your local center which is part of a different denomination and think they will hire you. You can compare that to going to a baptist college and then going to a methodist church to get a job. They are likely to say that you are the wrong denomination.

Get educated and use your brains! If you want to get a good degree but don't want to spend a fortune, do your research. If you don't care how much you spend and you are blessed with a trust fund, then go for it baby but think before you leap because your degree may not guarantee your ordination.

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