This course provides both theoretical and hands-on learning for developing one’s approach to effective, sustainable (self-care), and pastoral care practices whether as a chaplain, minister or other spiritual leader. Areas of focus include: Spiritual Care and Prayer, Spiritual Interventions, Listening through the Arts, Introduction to Ethics for Chaplains, Ritual-making, and Public Speaking. The ChI curriculum incorporates lecture, personal sharing, creative projects, and experiential exercises to appeal to our many ways of integrating and practicing new learning.
Only for joint-program students participating in Chaplaincy Institute (ChI) courses as part of the Interfaith Chaplaincy and Ministry Certificate. Max. enrollment 15. Auditors excluded. Relevant for SKSM thresholds 1 (Life in Religious Community & Interfaith Engagement), 5 (Spiritual Practice & Care for the Soul), and 8 (Embodied Wisdom & Beauty); MFC competencies 1 (Worship and Rites of Passage) and 3 (Spiritual Development for Self and Others).
Prerequisite: ECO course.