Explores the unique role of the Chaplain in the three concentric circles of ministry: Family, Faith Formation and Ecumenical Community. First and foremost, the chaplain must be the spiritual minister and advisor of both his / her biological family and local faith family. Second, the chaplain must function in and minister to his / her faith formation. Third, the chaplain must function in and minister to the Ecumenical communities of faith, thus bringing spiritual relevance to the greater society. The Three Concentric Circles of a chaplain’s ministry are interrelated and interdependent; this course provides the tools to function effectively in and move among all three circles.
Class meetings: Thursdays 8 PM ET
Fulfills: This is a required course for the M.Div. in Pastoral Counseling and Chaplaincy with a Chaplaincy Major and counts as an Area II course for other students.