Ordination is the act by which our church delegates a wide range of ministerial functions and responsibilities to qualified persons who have demonstrated a connection to our community and a deep and passionate understanding of the beliefs, values, and goals of The Satanic Temple. The purpose of this program is to allow candidates to demonstrate, in a consistent and rigorous way, that they have a deep understanding of our beliefs, history, and organization, and that they have a strong and positive connection to our community.
If you would like to be ordained by The Satanic Temple, please read the Ordination Standards and the Ordination FAQ to make sure you understand the prerequisites and requirements for successfully completing the program. If you are new to this website, you may also want to look over the quick introduction page: About Satanic Ordination.
If you are eager to sign up but you do not yet qualify to register, you can start preparing with our Ordination Study Guide. The guide is a simple PDF that lists the names of people, ideas, and reading material discussed in each lesson of the ordination program. It's never too early to start studying!
If you are not interested in being ordained, or are not eligible at this time, you may register as a "Non-Ordination Student" to get access to the course material. Upon successful completion of the coursework and exam you will receive a digital certificate of completion. Non-Ordination Students who have successfully completed the coursework and later become eligible for ordination may have the option of becoming ordained by paying the difference in the registration fees. Please reach out to the Ordination Council for more information.