Post-Masters Certificate in Spiritual Care


The Post-Masters Certificate in Spiritual Care is designed to provide those who have already attained a Master’s degree in theological, biblical or ministerial studies with the academic knowledge, professional competencies and necessary credentials for ministry employment as a chaplain or spiritual care practitioner. There are a wide range of venues open to chaplains, including health services, corrections, police and emergency service agencies, military chaplaincy, and spiritual care roles in the professional marketplace. The program also augments crisis-care skills and capacity to work effectively in multi-faith environments for individuals engaged in pastoral ministry, work in parachurch agencies, and general Christian service.

*This certificate is granted conjointly by Trinity Western University and the seminary in which the student is enrolled.

Course Outline

CHP 630 - Biblical & Theological Foundations of Chaplaincy
CHP 631 - Foundational Theory & Practice of Spiritual Care
CHP 650 - Pastoral Crisis Response
CHP 692 - Ministry in a Multi-Faith Environment
CHP 700 - Chaplaincy Practicum

Choose one of the following courses:
CHP 540 - Pastoral Care for Grief, Dying, & Loss
Chaplaincy Elective

Choose one of the following courses:
PTH 605 - Pastoral Counselling
THS 648 - Theological Issues in Counselling

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Areas of Study

Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care
Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care is the provision of spiritual care through varied forms of caring ministry to people beyond the walls of the church.

ACTS Seminaries welcomes applicants who confess faith in Jesus, are members in or connected with a local church, and possess a desire for academic and spiritual growth within the ACTS Seminaries community. A graduate theological degree from an accredited university or college is the standard academic prerequisite.

Step 1 - choose your degree program
Step 2 - fill out the online application form
Step 3 - submit your references and transcripts

The seminaries that constitute the Associated Canadian Theological Schools admit qualified women and men of any race, nationality or ethnic origin. Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission. ACTS may consider applicants who do not meet the minimum academic requirements, provided they can demonstrate the ability to succeed at the graduate level.

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