Leadership and Ministry

The focus of Leadership and Ministry includes: Spiritual Leadership and the Tao; Spiritual Care and Prayer; Ministerial Boundaries; Introduction to Ethics for Chaplains; Spiritual Interventions; Ritual-making; and Public Speaking. Make an appointment to learn more today!

Global Spiritual Traditions 1

Global Spiritual Traditions 1 (GST1) introduce students to World Religions and/or spiritual paths that have their origins in earth-centered, indigenous practice (Africa, Pagan, First Nation and other indigenous worldviews), or ancient Eastern philosophy and belief systems (Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism). While engaging with the world’s knowledge, beliefs, traditions, scriptures, and practices, the curriculum incorporates lecture, dyad

ChI Culture and Foundations

This course introduces students to The Chaplaincy Institute’s core philosophy and foundation for spiritual care and ministry. A range of teachers will present and discuss perspectives such as: eco-spirituality; culturally inclusive spiritual spaces; the interfaith path of ministry; spirituality beyond religion; and spiritual care as if oppression matters. * This course is required for all

Theological Literacy

Theology literally means “words about the Divine.” In Theological Literacy, students will explore the concepts that attempt to describe the Divine, as well as how we understand the universe and ourselves in relation to the Divine. Our approach to ministry is always directed by our theology. In this course, students will receive an interfaith orientation

Spiritual Care Concerns

In this Ministry Basics course, areas of focus include Spiritual Care and Addiction, Ministry with the Ill and Dying; The Five Generations; Faith Styles and Stages of Faith; Grief and Loss; Depression, Suicide and Dark Night of the Soul; and Spirituality and Aging. For more information, please contact us at admissions(at)chaplaincyinstitute.org or call (510) 295-0493.

Online Learning Retreat

For students enrolled in the Chaplaincy Program, attendance at two retreats is required, near the start and then the middle of the course of study. One of the two retreats may be done online in the fall but spring retreats will be held on site. In both cases, required programming will fill the days throughout