Global Spiritual Traditions 1/ SD 1

January & July 2022, 2 credit hours Global Spiritual Traditions 1 is the first of a 2-part series. These courses 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

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,

April 2022 Ordination and Graduation

Visit our Spring 2022 Ordination & Graduation Landing Page to watch the ceremony live, meet the Ordinands and Spiritual Director, read their bios, view the program, and more. Mark your calendars! Our spring Ordination and Graduation ceremony is happening on April 9, 2022, at 1 pm Pacific! This event at Northbrae Community Church in Berkeley will