Foundational Purpose

Sacred Well Congregation International was founded in 1994 as a Universalist, independent, non-evangelical Wiccan Church, organized for the purpose of conducting and promoting religious study, worship and ordination of clergy in Wicca while also embracing early on other alternative Spiritual Paths. Since then, while retaining our original focus, our membership and services have grown more inclusive to provide open, public venues, fellowship and training for the practice of Natured-Centered religions. We promote community benevolence efforts, spiritual counseling, and religious educational programs, and provide extensive spiritual and administrative support to service members, their families and military communities. SWCI now sponsors hospital Chaplains, military Distinctive Religious Groups, and is a recognized Ecclesiastical Endorsing Organization with the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Board of Chaplaincy Certification, Inc. (BCCI). SWCI provides denominational sponsorship to those groups and faith group leaders whose congregants and officials require it to sponsor their practice. Finally, in conjunction with multiple educational institutions, and as a member of BCCI, SWCI provides an intern program resulting in ordination of professional clergy for a myriad of Nature-Centered Spiritualities.


Vision

To be a safe, welcoming, inclusive fellowship of Nature-Based clergy and practitioners and a forum of higher learning supporting all spiritualists who come seeking.


Mission

Sponsor, endorse and provide infrastructure for Nature-Centered military and community groups; provide support, education and assistance to the served community and beyond; provide information and resources for chaplains, military and community leaders and Nature-Based practitioners.


Values

Community Outreach

Bringing services and support to practicing nature-centered spiritual communities.

Education

Bringing formal and informal models of experiential, academic, and intuitive learning resources to practicing nature-centered spiritual communities.

Service

Helping establish and sustain nature-centered spiritual communities.

Consistency

Serving the nature-centered spiritual community in unified language and behavior.

Inclusivity

Creating and supporting space for spiritual practice that does not discriminate based on spiritual practice, race, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, or age.

Intentional Investment

Being intentional in who and how we choose to invest our time and resources.

Sacred Community

Being actively present and invested in our relationships with self, others, our community, and nature.


Ethics and Equality

Sacred Well Congregation International (SWCI) strives to be as inclusive as possible in our organizational makeup, philosophy and conduct of affairs. SWCI prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, marital status, national origin, mental or physical disability, political belief or affiliation, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under state or federal law in any aspect of the access to, admission, or treatment of congregants in its programs and activities, or in employment and volunteer assignments and application for employment or other positions of membership or leadership. Furthermore, SWCI organizational policy includes prohibitions of harassment of students, members and employees/volunteers, i.e. racial harassment, sexual harassment, and retaliation for filing complaints of discrimination.