The Benefits of Membership

The Affiliated New Thought Network has empowered Spirit-led, vision-driven, Independent Ministries and Metaphysical Churches of all sizes since 1992. ANTN represents diverse spiritual communities and unique ministries serving worldwide. ANTN believes Divine Consciousness is the sole authority.

Opportunities for Transformation, Connection and Community

ANTN provides you with Maximum Freedom. ANTN supports your individual and/or center ministry to have the freedom to decide your own by-laws, develop curriculum, license Practitioners and Ministers, and set requirements regarding your own members, size, location and focus.

ANTN provides you with spiritual nourishment and inspiration through its Annual Conference. Each conference reflects the evolving spiritual consciousness of our global community. The conference provides innovative ideas to support you in your ministry. You will be uplifted and transformed through diverse keynote presentations, workshops and interactive processes.

ANTN offers you training and workshops on Visioning. Our committee provides educational opportunities, seminars and workshops, empowering members to learn Visioning processes.

ANTN supports you in your ministry with a Team of Mentors. Experienced members will address your ministerial needs, upon request, on an individual basis.

ANTN provides you with Ministerial Support. You have access to a collection of ceremonies, rituals, workshops, church development procedures and other creative endeavors. You can network with a pool of Ministers and speakers for occasional or long-term needs. You are supported in your ministerial search and with placement assistance. You receive email updates and electronic newsletters to keep you informed about ANTN and the New Thought community. You have the option to participate in the Ministers Discussion Group for ANTN Ministers to communicate with each other. “Like” ANTN on Facebook for connection to the greater New Thought Community.


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The Way it Works

Each Center and Independent member has equal voting privileges of one vote.

Membership provides a global connection to Independent Ministries and Centers, which include Senior and staff minister(s), practitioners and congregants.

Honorary Ordination is available by request through ANTN, endorsed by Emerson Theological Institute.

Credentialing for Practitioners and Ministers is available through Emerson Theological Institute (, the educational arm of ANTN.

Emerson Theological Institute offers you:

  • Credential and degree programs.
  • Guidelines for curriculum development.

(Rev. Dr. Angelo Pizelo, Director of Emerson Theological Institute)