No. It is easier to become connected within our community if you are part of a local congregation, but we understand that not all of our members live in areas where they have this opportunity.
If you are not a member of a local congregation, please be sure that you are active and well-known within our community. You should also contact the person whom you intend to ask for a Letter of Approval to ensure they are able to provide you with the letter. Early in the roll-out of this program, Congregation Heads may have a preference for writing letters for their own congregation members first, and they may advise you to wait before you register. This is up to the discretion of our leadership, and any attempt to coerce or harass any member of leadership into writing a Letter of Approval will result in automatic denial of ordination and removal from membership in The Satanic Temple.