Survey on a Community-Based Chaplaincy Training Program


GMU needs your input! Please help us determine the most effective way to design a community-based chaplaincy training program that meets the expectations and needs of our students. Please take a few moments to fill out the brief survey below. Alternatively, you may fill out our identical email-based survey here.


Global Ministries University has identified a need for initiating a community-based chaplaincy training program. This program will offer an experientially-based sequence of courses preparing individuals to provide skilled spiritual care service in a wide variety of volunteer settings such as: adult residential communities, hospice care, social/environmental justice ministries, treatment support groups etc.

This six-month certificate program will include course work, cohort group interaction, case study and 1:1 supervision with an optional extended learning of one unit of clinical pastoral education (CPE). All instructors are certified CPE supervisors

Our initial certificate program would not be focused on healthcare institution chaplaincy which requires a level of accreditation not available to GMU at this time. We are, however, in negotiations with the University of Theology and Spirituality in Tacoma, Washington for development of a joint Master’s program in chaplaincy that would prepare students for professional certification with most of the major nationally recognized certification organizations. This would allow graduates from GMU the opportunity to serve both in healthcare settings and in community-based settings.

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Community Chaplaincy
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