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

Global Spiritual Traditions 2

Global Spiritual Traditions 2 (GST2) is the second of a two-part series, but also open for stand-alone enrollment. This course introduces students to World Religions and/or spiritual paths that have their origins in the Abrahamic traditions (Judaism, Islam, Christianity). While studying the world’s knowledge, beliefs, traditions, scriptures, and practices, the curriculum incorporates lecture, dyad shares,

Residential 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

Eco-Ministry

Bringing curiosity to our deepest ways of knowing, courageously questioning our lifestyle choices, and prophetically imagining a regenerative future is what we call Eco-Ministry. In this course, participants learn ancient and innovative, life-affirming and healing practices for Earth and the systems on which humans depend. In addition to presentations with subject-area experts, this elective takes

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