The Work of a CAW Priest or Priestess

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The Work of a CAW Priest or Priestess

An active Priest or Priestess of the Church of All Worlds is expected to…

A.	Be an active religious and spiritual leader for a CAW congregation, which may include: 
        1.   Mentoring Nests and other CAW members;
        2.   Understanding and practicing Clergy Confidentiality;
        3.   Training apprentices to become future Clergy of CAW;
        4.   Designing/scripting/leading CAW rituals large and small; 
        5.   Channeling and aspecting Divinity in rituals and Mysteries;
        6.   Facilitating and being an active member of a Nest or Branch; 
        7.   Teaching classes and/or workshops for CAW members and others;
        8.   Planning/facilitating/sponsoring CAW festivals or other major events; 
        9.   Mediating disputes according to the “CAW Guidelines for Conflict Resolution;”
       10.   Providing wise Pastoral Counseling (sex, relationships, abuse, grief, divination, etc.);
       11.   Performing rites of passage, initiations, and other personal rituals for CAW members and others. 
B.	Be an active, participating member of the Clergy Council, which may include: 
        1.   Participating in Clergy visioning; 
        2.   Participating in on-line communications; 
        3.   Attending regional and national meetings; 
        4.   Maintaining contact with fellow Clergy members;
        5.   Helping to draft official position statements based on CAW precepts;
        6.   Contributing to the CAW Membership Handbook, Clergy Handbook, HOME Cooking, etc.
C.	Be a leader in the national CAW organization; disseminate the CAW Vision to all. This may include: 
        1.   Writing for CAW blogs & publications; 
        2.   Serving on an active CAW Council or Committee; 
        3.   Participating on one or more e-lists and/or FaceBook;
        4.   Giving interviews on CAW and Paganism to various media;
        5.   Serving on the CAW Board of Directors or National Management Council;
        6.   Representing CAW as an ambassador at interfaith conferences and Pagan events;
        7.   Understanding and articulating CAW philosophy, theology, precepts and Vision to others.