PCC1000EN - Survey of Chaplaincy Ministry

Course description

This course is will assist students in discovering the various forms of chaplaincy ministry, explore the roots and development of chaplaincy ministry, to understand the legal basis of chaplaincy, and to understand the current issues in chaplain ministry today.

How this course benefits students

This course will provide students interested in chaplaincy the foundational information to effectively pursue a voluntary or professional ministry in this area.

Why this course is important

Chaplaincy is a form of ministry which is similar but distinct from pastoral ministry. Students need to understand the foundation, boundaries, and freedoms inherent in chaplaincy in order to be effective as they pursue that ministry.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Pastoral Care & Chaplaincy
Educational level
Learning type
Upcoming terms
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.
Dr. Howard Woodruff, Professor of Disaster & Crisis Response

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

This course is Biblical in that pastoral care is a Biblical task

Missionally driven

This course is Missional in that the subject of this work is done outside the physical plant of the church.

Contextually informed

This course is Contextual because it addresses needs in the environment of the person(s) being assisted.

Interculturally focused

This course is Intercultural because Intercultural because chaplaincy ministry is available to all who will receive it.

Practically minded

Ths course has Practical application in society because disasters occur in society.

Experientially transformed

This course is Experiential in that the class will help the student understand the experience being a healing presence.