Chaplaincy

2019 Cohort - courses and schedule
2020 Cohort - courses and schedule (includes ACPE optional curriculum; ACPE application required)

ACPE Option
ACPE Certification Process-How to Apply (this link downloads a Word document)
Mission
 

Application deadline for 2020 cohort: August 6, 2020

Mission

Prompted by the promise of Christ's soon return, the Doctor of Ministry program at Andrews University is designed to develop spiritually mature and responsible professionals in ministry for the worlwide church. The DMin Chaplaincy concentration prepares participants for excellence in health care and other chaplaincy fields.

The Cohort Experience

The program is delivered in the cohort model, wherein participants proceed through the sequence of courses together. Study and learning are year-round, with pre-intensive, during-intensive, and post-intensive activities and experiences. Pre-intensive assignment preparation can begin as early as six months prior to an intensive, but a course's 365-day life span begins about 60 days prior to the start of an intensive. There are four annual teaching sessions presented by chaplaincy ministry professionals. During the program you will participate in regional work groups, follow a ministry development plan, read and reflect on the best literature in your concentration area, and develop and evaluate a professional project-dissertation within the context of your own congregational or other leadership responsibilities. For those doing the ACPE option, a portfolio is developed in lieu of the project-dissertation.

Cohorts are identified by the year in which they formed. For example, if you are a member of a cohort that formed in 2019, during the five-six years you expect to be in the program, the title of your group will be "the 2019 Chaplaincy Cohort."

Specialty Options

Persons who apply for the cohort scheduled to begin during the fall 2020 semester may choose to follow the "standard" chaplaincy curriculum or a parallel curriculum that prepares participants for excellence in chaplaincy ministries concomitantly with the ACPE (Association of Clinical Pastoral Education) competency-based certification process. This option is developed and delivered in partnership with AdventHealth. Applicants for this option will take an additional four units of advanced CPE during the DMin program and will develop a professional portfolio in lieu of the usual DMin professional dissertation as part of the DMin degree requirements. As part of the application to the DMin program, the applicant must provide documentation of acceptance to the ACPE Certification Process. (NOTE: the distinction between the "standard" Chaplaincy and the ACPE curriculum cannot be made on your initial online DMin application. Communicate directly with the DMin office via dmin@andrews.edu to make your selection of curriculum option known to DMin office personnel when you submit your online DMin application.)

Module Descriptions

  1. CHMN787 - Theory and Research in Chaplaincy
    Credits: 4
    Examines current research on spirituality and health, as well as theological understanding of spiritual care within the clinical context. The theoretical framework is based on psychological, sociological, and theological literature. Enables participants to have a better understanding of the lived experience of the people to whom they minister.
     
  2. CHMN761 - Wholistic Health Care Ministry
    Credits: 4
    Develops the whole-person care concept based on the Creation Life principles focusing on lifestyle preventive steps in order to achieve total health and wellness.
     
  3. GSEM706 - Spiritual and Theological Foundations for Ministry
    Credits: 4-8
    This is a foundational module required of all DMin students. The module builds the spiritual and theological basis from which the practice of ministry and mission grows and seeks to lead the student into a self-reflection and examination of life and belief.
     
  4. GSEM790 - DMin Professional Dissertation Seminar
    Credits: 2
    Participants receive assistance in forming their DMin project proposal, and orientation to issues in successful completion of the project. Areas of focus include a literature review, theological reflection, critical thinking, experiential learning, reflective observation, academic writing, development of an effective work plan for completion of the project, and other project-related topics.
     
  5. CHMN739 - Advanced Clinical Pastoral Education*
    Credits: 2
    Arranged with a CPE provider
     
  6. CHMN788 - Professional Practice in Chaplaincy
    Credits: 4-5
    Explores various leadership roles and functions involved in chaplaincy. Includes professional conduct, leadership, ethics, interdisciplinary consultation, and interdepartmental relations. Promotes the integration of the chaplain into institutional life. Teaches how to conduct workshops and organize support groups.
     
  7. CHMN786 - Clinical Issues in Care and Counseling
    Credits: 5
    Training in theory and clinical skills related to the clinical setting within the context of spiritual care. Provides education in the following specialty areas: psychological and spiritual assessment, grief recovery, trauma, conflict resolution,m and specific disease processes such as HIV/AIDS, cancer, disability, and mental health issues.
     
  8. CHMN773 - Health Care Leadership (alternative to CHMN786 for those who want a health care emphasis)
    Credits: 5
    Students pursuing a health care emphasis take this module instead of CHMN 786 in the fourth year. Examines chaplaincy leadership roles within an institutional setting. Conflict management, effective communication, decision-making skills, and team supervision are investigated using current leadership principles. Analyzes best practices to navigate complex medical institution governance and management operational systems. Participants will design a Pastoral Care Department with multiple pastoral care delivery systems. Prerequisite: three completed CPE units recognized and or validated by the Adventist Chaplaincy Institute.
     
  9. GSEM796 - DMin Professional Dissertation/Portfolio
    Credits: 2-7
    The DMin professional dissertation/portfolio integrates theological reflection, scholarly research, and practical ministry. The professional dissertation/portfolio contributes to the enhancement of ministry and to the growth and development of the ministry professional. Students taking the Chaplaincy ACPE Certified Educator option must successfully complete the competency-based professional portfolio according to the guidelines outlined in the ACPE Certification Manual. 
     

Clinical Pastoral Education

Clinical Pastoral Education is a significant component and a standard requirement in the clinical training of chaplains. An applicant in the health care field must have at least one year of full-time work experience as a health-care chaplain and two completed units of CPE (four units if applying for ACPE Educator option). Persons who have four units CPE will be considered as having one year of work experience.  Participants who have no more than two units CPE are required to take at least one additional unit of CPE while in the program (those in the ACPE option will take four more units during the program). A minimum of three units of CPE is required for the Adventist Board Chaplain Certification; four units are required by the Association of Professional Chaplains. The CPE requirement may be completed by arrangement in the first three years of the program. Participants may choose the CPE site that is in close proximity to their work place.

Contact the Coordinator/s

Dr. Mario Ceballos serves as coordinator for the 2019 Chaplaincy cohort. He can be reached at 1-301-680-6780, ceballosm@gc.adventist.org.

Coordinators for the 2020 Chaplaincy/ACPE Certified Educator cohort are:
Dr. Anna Galeniece, 1-269-471-3244, galeniec@andrews.edu and...
Dr. Vaughan Grant, 1-407-717-0819, vaughan.grant@flhosp.org

Schedule

Travel and lodging information is provided in the links under the "Intensive Location" column.
Cohorts are identified by the year in which they formed. Cohort participants will take these courses and modules:

2019 Chaplaincy Cohort

Course requirements and schedule for the cohort forming to begin in 2019:
Online registration must be completed before pre-intensive course start date. The course registration number (CRN--in parentheses) is the number that registers the course.
Follow the linked course names to obtain the course syllabi.

Course #
Course Name Instructor Pre-intensive Course Start Intensive Dates Course End Intensive Locations
CHMN787-112 (1595) Theory and Research in Chaplaincy (4 credits)
Daily schedule for intensive
Mario Ceballos Feb 1, 2019 April 1-10, 2019 Jan 31, 2020 Altamonte Springs, Florida
GSEM790-112 (1596) DMin Project Seminar (4 cr)
Daily schedule for intensive
James Wibberding Feb 11, 2019 April 11-18, 2019 Feb 10, 2020 Altamonte Springs, Florida
GSEM706

Spiritual & Theological Foundations for Ministry (8 cr)
Includes Field Research Symposium April 6-7, with Monte Sahlin 

Allan Walshe and Kleber Gonçalves   March 23-April 7, 2020   Andrews University
  Implementation Symposium David Penno  

December 8, 2020
2:00-4:00 EST via Zoom

   
CHMN788 Professional Practice in Chaplaincy (5 cr) Mario Ceballos   April 19-29, 2021   Altamonte Springs, Florida
GSEM796 DMin Project     spring semester 2021    
CHMN786
OR
CHMN7XX

Clinical Issues in Care and Counseling (5 cr; CPE not required)
OR
Health Care Leadership (5 cr; must have CPE prerequisite for health care emphasis)

Siroj Sorajjakool (CHMN787)
 
Mario Ceballos (CHMN7XX)

  April 4-14, 2022   Altamonte Springs, Florida
GSEM796 DMin Project     spring semester 2022    

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2020 Chaplaincy Cohort

Course requirements and schedule for the cohort forming to begin in 2020:
Online registration must be completed before pre-intensive course start date. The course registration number (CRN--in parentheses) is the number that registers the course.
NOTE: Courses marked with * are only for those following the ACPE Certified Educator curriculum.
Follow the linked course names to obtain the course syllabi.

Course #
Course Name Instructor Pre-intensive Course Start Intensive Dates Course End Intensive Locations
CHMN787 Wholistic Health Care Ministry (4 credits) Carla Gober-Park TBD, 2020 October 5-13, 2020 TBD, 2021 Orlando, Florida
CHMN787 Theory and Research in Chaplaincy (4 credits) Johnny Ramirez-Johnson TBD, 2020 October 14-22,  2020 TBD, 2021 Orlando, Florida
GSEM706

Spiritual & Theological Foundations for Ministry (4 cr)

Allan Walshe TBD, 2021 October 4-12, 2021 TBD, 2022 Andrews University

GSEM790
OR
CHMN739

DMin Professional Dissertation Seminar (2 cr)
OR
Advanced Clinical Pastoral Education (2 cr)*
David Penno
OR
arranged, ACPE accredited center
TBD, 2021 October 13-19,  2021 TBD, 2022 Andrews University
OR
ACPE center
GSEM796 DMin Professional Dissertation/Portfolio (2 cr) program director   fall semester 2021    
CHMN788 Professional Practice in Chaplaincy (4 cr) Anna Galeniece TBD, 2022 October 3-11,  2022 TBD, 2023 Orlando, Florida
GSEM793
OR
CHMN739
DMin Research Methods Seminar (2 cr)
OR
Advanced Clinical Pastoral Education (2 cr)*
David Penno
OR
arranged, ACPE accredited center
TBD, 2023 October 12-18,  2022 TBD, 2023 Orlando, Florida
OR
ACPE center
GSEM796 DMin Professional Dissertation/Portfolio (2 cr) program director   fall semester 2022    
CHMN773

Health Care Leadership (5 cr)

Vaughan Grant

TBD, 2023 October 2-10,  2023 TBD, 2024 Orlando, Florida
GSEM796 DMin Professional Dissertation/Portfolio (3 cr) program director   fall semester 2023    

The Doctor of Ministry reduced residency (for intensive venues other than the Andrews University campus) is offered as an approved exception to Association of Theological Schools Degree Program Standard B, section E.3.1.1.

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For dates and locations of courses planned for cohorts in other concentrations, see the DMin Program Planner.

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1/14/2020