Ministry Basics 1

January and August 2022, 1.5 credit hours In Ministry Basics 1, areas of focus in classes include: Types of Ministries defined (prison; corporate; military; university; community; congregational/ceremonial), Spiritual Interventions & Blessings, Depression, Suicide and Dark Night of the Soul and an Introduction to the Professional Field of Spiritual Care. * There is additional online study

Sacred Justice Ministry

February and November 2022, 1.5 credit hours elective In this course, students will immerse themselves in both self-inquiry and applied theology while exploring questions around diverse aspects of injustice and oppression, how spirituality informs 7 social action, and key elements of social transformation. Specific areas of focus will include: Prison Ministry; Human Sexuality: History, Theology

ChI Culture & Foundations

February & August 2022, 1.5 credit hours 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: mysticism and why it matters; eco-spirituality; culturally inclusive spiritual spaces; the interfaith path of ministry; spirituality beyond religion; and spiritual

Psychedelics, Entheogens, and Spiritual Care

February 25 - 27, 2022, 1.5 credit hours elective 100% VIRTUAL SEMINAR With psychedelics and plant-based theologies rising to meet the needs of the fastest-growing religious demographic, “Spiritual, not religious,” it is crucial that Theologians, pastoral counselors, and those of faith understand what these powerful substances can offer. This seminar will examine historical and present-day

Global Spiritual Traditions 2 / Spiritual Direction 2

March and October 2022, 2 credit hours Global Spiritual Traditions 2 is the second of a 2-part series but 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 engaging with the world's knowledge, beliefs, traditions, scriptures, and practices,

Ministry Basics 2

May and September 2022, 1.5 credit hours In Ministry Basics 2, areas of focus in classes include: Guided Imagery and Blessings, Spiritual Assessment, Public Speaking, and The Ministry of Prayer and Presence. * There is additional online study required for completion of this course.

Science and Spirit (Open to Public)

May 2022, 1.5 credit hours elective This 3-day course will focus on science itself as a source for wonder, contemplation and transformative meaning. Challenging the stereotypes that paint spirituality and science as incompatible, participants will travel between first-person experiences, depictions of the Cosmos, and key developing areas of science. On day 1, we will re-kindle

Theological Literacy

May and October 2022, 1.5 credit hours 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