Licensed Ministry Chaplain Program Details

Overview: The Licensed Ministry Chaplain Program uniquely combines traditional ministerial responsibilities with chaplaincy and coaching approaches. This multifaceted program equips you to perform the standard duties of a licensed minister—like overseeing weddings, funerals, and baptisms—while also preparing you to offer coaching, pastoral care, and chaplaincy services. It can serve as a foundation for specialized coaching practices or roles as a ministry chaplain. Depending on pace, students often complete this program withing 9-15 months of part-time study. Note: You must gain level two endorsement into membership with the Christian Leaders Alliance

Key Roles:

  • Traditional Ministerial Duties: Conduct a variety of ceremonies, including weddings, funerals, and baptisms.
  • Ministry Chaplaincy: Become equipped to serve in a range of settings such as hospitals, organizations, prisons, and professional service sectors like police and fire departments.
  • Coaching and Pastoral Care: Provide specialized coaching within a ministry context.

Key Benefits:

  1. Specialization Options: Customize your ministry focus to specific areas like prayer, marriage, intimacy, matchmaking, or youth development. Over 30 specializations are available.
  2. Multiple Roles: Maximize your impact by serving as a minister, chaplain, and coach.
  3. Practice Opportunities: Launch a ministerial practice either within your church community or at a Soul Center.
  4. Broad Appeal: Perfectly suited for retirees, individuals seeking to make a greater impact, and those drawn to counseling without the academic commitments of a bachelor's or master's degree. (For those aiming for a career as a Chaplain, completing a bachelor's, master's program, and CPE training is advised. Christian Leaders Institute can assist with our bachelor's program.)
  5. Versatility: Ideal for those involved in volunteer, part-time, or full-time ministry roles.
  6. Soul Center Registration: You will be eligible to register a Soul Center with the Christian Leaders Alliance

Upon completion, you'll be well-prepared to serve in various ministerial capacities, offering a well-rounded approach to spiritual care and counseling. This makes you an invaluable asset to any community, whether you're serving in a volunteer, part-time, or full-time role.


Last modified: Wednesday, September 6, 2023, 10:03 AM