School of Divine Ministry

A Unique Personal Journey of Discovery

Circle of Miracles’ School of Divine Ministry continuously evolves, keeping it pulsating with vibrant energy. Practices are designed to be brought into different venues to keep up with the fluid and flexible nature of today’s world.  Students learn how to conduct services anywhere: in small and large places, senior citizen facilities, hospitals, prison systems, rehabs, living rooms, and of course, places of worship.

The School of Divine Ministry emphasizes a deeper understanding and self exploration of spirituality. The program fosters growth and enlightenment. The school has expanded to an online curriculum that encompasses diverse cultural practices and spiritual paths toward the realization that we are all interconnected and part of a unique expression of the Singular Reality one may call Source/Spirit/God. 

We examine life’s biggest questions with our hearts and souls:

     •  Who Am I?            •  Why Am I Here?            •  What Do I Want?            •  How Can I Serve?

Graduates are legally ordained ministers who are able to perform weddings and other rites of passages, such as baby welcomings, birth and name-giving ceremonies, blessing ceremonies, and memorial/funeral services. When the program is completed, graduates are prepared to minister to the sick and dying, and are able to offer spiritual comfort to those in need. 

Practical courses are included to support one’s ministry: public speaking, sacred listening, science and spirituality, and ethics. As part of the curriculum, students read and discuss spiritual books, research topics, write papers, create presentations, and perform volunteer services. 


At Circle we often say….
‘There are Many Ways to the One Truth’ and that
‘All Truth and Wisdom is Already Within You’. 

The School of Divine Ministry Experiences

An important part of Circle of Miracles world-view is that each individual has the ability and knowledge to connect to Source and to support others in doing so as well.

Ministry students connect with Spirit, and explore who they are and what they truly believe in their heart and soul. The depth and breadth of self-work experienced through ministry school prepares a Reverend-in-Training to be able to minister to others and perform sacred rites and rituals.

The School of Divine Ministry is comprehensive, expansive, and inclusive of a variety of material, perspectives and opportunities. The curriculum incorporates a dynamic online classroom structure along with independent study, experiential workshops, religious center visits, and community service outreach.  An online practicum offers the opportunity to create and demonstrate a unique and original Sunday Celebration service.    

Our graduated ministers are legally ordained and empowered to create and perform original and unique sacred ceremonies.

“To love ourselves and support each other in the process of becoming real is perhaps the greatest single act of daring greatly.”  –Brené Brown  

About The School of Divine Ministry


In 1999, Hannelore Goodwin, Circle of Miracles founder, had a vision to share with others the spirituality that unites us all. Her vision included empowering others to go out into the world to shine their light and love as ministers and raise the vibration of humanity: The School of Divine Ministry was born.

Now more than 25 years later, The School of Divine Ministry has proudly and gratefully ordained nearly 175 ministers and spiritual leaders. They now make a difference by living their spirituality as ministers and taking it out into the world. 

Those inspired to enroll in The School of Divine Ministry often did so for self-inquiry or to study world cultures; while others took the training for a specific reason, only to discover unexpected revelations.

Circle ordained ministers share their gifts in many different ways. Some have healing practices, some wedding ministries, others have taken their ministries into prisons, retirement communities, nursing homes, and into spiritual communities and churches. All bring their authentic selves to their family, friends, and community.