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You are welcome to apply to join OSL without leaving your current church or denomination.
Friends are those not seeking ordination or consecration, who wish to be involved in the work of OSL and wish to support it prayerfully and financially. Friends agree with the lifestyle of the Order and there is an annual (administrative) fee of £25. Friends receive regular newsletters updating on the work of the Order. Friends are also invited to make a regular donation of their choosing, to support the work of the Order.
This is for people who have a heart for ministry. They may or may not already hold credentials or they may be seeking something more formal to cover their work in the Kingdom. OSL’s board has the capacity to appoint Brothers, Sisters, Deacons, Presbyters and Chaplains. The appointment is offered by the board, based on experience, qualifications and interview and the appointment type cannot be determined by the applicant. Most people begin as a Brother or Sister of the Order and have the opportunity to journey with the Order and seek further consecration based on service and study. On appointment, you would be offered a formal consecration service and provided with a Certificate of Consecration. If you already hold credentials elsewhere, OSL may recognise these and, therefore, consecration may not be necessary. Members are recognised by OSL and provided with the opportunity to network with other churches and members, as well as attending the annual retreat and having access to the members’ only website resources. There is an annual (administrative) membership fee.
Church and Organisational Members
Many churches have joined OSL. Some are independent churches, who appreciate the opportunity to be part of a bigger network (and having the cover of OSL and our Churches Together membership) whilst still maintaining their independence – providing many opportunities for independent churches. Denominational churches have also joined OSL – and membership does not affect any denominational affiliation – but provides the individual churches with the opportunity to expand their network and resources without compromising their denominational affiliation whatsoever. Church and Organisational members pay an initial (administrative) membership fee, and are invited to take an annual offering on St Leonard’s Day (6th November) for the work of the Order.