Interested persons gather for conversation with other associates and coordinators, after which, the potential associate and coordinator meet to discern whether a future commmitment in the association is appropriate.
Formal preparation for association.
Over the course of a year, potential associates demonstrate a commitment to the way of life articulated in the goals of the Associate Program. When an individual is ready, she or he makes a formal request to the coordinator describing how the Identity Statement is being lived. After mutual discernment, a decision is made to become an associate.
Those accepted for association may make a formal commitment in the presence of other associates and RSCJ. This commitment is for one year, and can be renewed.