Local Commanderies of Knights Templar submit Nomination Forms from local ministers of their choosing for the Knight Templar Holy Land Pilgrimage to the Committee on Holy Land Pilgrimage of the Grand Commandery of their state (from this point on listed as the State Committee). (See Guidelines for Selection in right column before contacting a local minister.)
Donations are received from local commanderies, divisions, auxiliary groups and others by the State Committee of the Grand Commandery and may be pooled to provide funding for the upcoming pilgrimage.
The State Committee reviews the applications and selects the number of ministers they will be sending based on the available funds, using the criteria listed in ‘Guidelines for Selection of Ministers’.
Some local Commanderies or others choose to fully sponsor a minister and pay the entire fee. In the case of 100% sponsorship, the Commandery or Division often selects the minister for full sponsorship. The 100% sponsored ministers are expected to meet the spirit of the qualifications listed in ‘Guidelines for Selection of Ministers’.