The Business of Ministry

October 2022, Four Tuesday afternoons, 1 credit hour elective How do we sustain ourselves, financially, personally and spiritually, in a life of professional spiritual service? What aspects of business and professional viability do we need to contemplate, understand and apply to our work lives?

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

The Business of Ministry

October 2022, Four Tuesday afternoons, 1 credit hour elective How do we sustain ourselves, financially, personally, and spiritually, in a life of professional spiritual service? What aspects of business and professional viability do we need to contemplate, understand and apply to our work lives?

RETREAT AND ORDINATION & GRADUATION CEREMONY

For students enrolled in the Chaplaincy Program, attendance at two in-person retreats is required, near the start and then the middle of the course of study. Required programming will fill the days and some evenings throughout the week, so it will be an intensive time of experiential learning, practice and connection with your ChI peers.

Ministry Basics 3

June and November 2022, 1.5 credit hours In Ministry Basics 3, areas of focus in classes include: Spiritual Care and Addiction, Ministry with the Ill and Dying, Grief and Loss, Trauma-informed care, Ministerial Boundaries, and Self-care & Stability in Ministry. * There is additional online study required for completion of this course.

Prophetic Voice & Social Transformation

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

Ministry Basics 4

1.5 credit hours In Ministry Basics 4, areas of focus in classes include: Spiritual Care and Prayer, Spiritual Interventions, Listening through the Arts, Introduction to Ethics for Chaplains, Ritual-making, and Public Speaking. * There is additional online study required for completion of this course.