About ENTC

EMERSON NEW THOUGHT CENTER is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation, recognized as a church by the Internal Revenue Service. Its headquarters is in Oakhurst, CA.

ENTC is referred to as a “church without walls.” It operates on the principle that a religious center is not defined by its physical space, but by the services it renders to society. ENTC has ministers and practitioners across the United States, Australia and Europe.

To be accepted as a minister or practitioner, one must have a recognized credential from a New THought theological school. An applicant must also have recommendations from two established New Thought ministers to demonstrate their commitment to New Thought services to the community.

Emerson Theological Institute degree graduates, who desire to teach New Thought classes, facilitate seminars or provide other New Thought services may also apply for affiliation.

All instructional programs and curricula, for ENTC certificated members desiring to teach, are under the auspice of Emerson Theological Institute. Proposals are sent to pizelo@sti.net for approval. The turn around review and approval is timely.

Once affiliated with ENTC, an affiliate must sign and follow our code of ethics, and demonstrate an on-going commitment to providing New Thought services. An annual activities report is also required at the culmination of each year.

Applicants pay a modest processing fee when they are accepted and an annual membership renewal fee yearly. Many members tithe to the organization when they can do so in lieu of the annual renewal fee. A hold-harmless clause is also included for signature.

ENTC certificated members are establishing study groups, teaching New Thought classes, conducting seminars and retreats, providing humanitarian services such as hospice work, hospital ministry and chaplaincy, running a half-way house for abused and/or homeless women, prison chaplaincy and other services.

Ministers who want to serve their communities but do not have a church may work through ENTC doing outreach ministry. They can be ordained through Emerson Theological Institute after a minimum of two years of service ministry.

This blog is intended to be a communication tool for ENTC members to share ideas, teaching resources, books, special quotes, words of wisdom, helpful links, etc.


Rev. Dr. Stella Pizelo           Senior Minister/Administrator

Rev. Dr. Bob Hand               Trustee

Rev. Dr. Angelo Pizelo         Trustee

Dr. Mary Brownell                Trustee

Nicole Cook, MA                   Digital Media

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