American Baptist Churches of Pennsylvania and Delaware

Chaplaincy Skills for Community Ministry


American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) will present “Chaplaincy Skills for Community Ministry” 6-8 p.m. ET Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25 and Nov. 1 and 8 online via its Center for Continuous Learning. A cohort celebration will be held 6-7 p.m. ET Nov. 15.

Taught by board-certified and endorsed chaplains, this practical course in chaplaincy skills is for community contexts, where a ministry of nonsectarian spiritual care is needed. Learn how to offer a ministry of presence that honors ecumenical and interfaith engagement, demonstrates cultural humility, practices refined listening skills, and responds to trauma with sensitivity and accountability.

The learner will be introduced to the theory, some practices, and various contexts of chaplaincy as a historic and emerging form of religious leadership in the United States and abroad. This cohort is intended for (1) individuals who are exploring a call to chaplaincy in healthcare, prisons, military, higher education, and (2) those who are already providing community support as chaplains, pastors, deacons, or missionaries in other contexts.

The cost is $249.

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