For joint-program students participating in Chaplaincy Institute (ChI) modules as part of the Interfaith Studies Certificate. In Ministry Basics 1, areas of focus in classes include: Types of Ministries defined (prison; corporate; military; university; community; congregational/ceremonial), an Introduction to Expressive Arts in Ministry, Spiritual Interventions & Blessings, Witnessing Depression, Suicide and Dark Night of the Soul and an Introduction to the Professional Field of Spiritual Care. The ChI curriculum incorporates lecture, dyad/small group work, various art modalities, and site visits to deepen our many ways of learning and integrating new awareness.
This course is only for students who have been admitted to the SKSM-ChI joint program and is not available to other SKSM students or to students from other GTU schools. This course does not count toward residency requirements. Meets Mar. 13-15 + additional online coursework. Relevant for SKSM thresholds 1, 5, and 8; MFC competencies 2 and 3.