ABHMS’ CCL to offer ‘Chaplaincy Skills for Community Ministry’

VALLEY FORGE, PA (8/2/21)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) will present “Chaplaincy Skills for Community Ministry” 6-8 p.m. ET Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25 and Nov. 1 and 8 online via its Center for Continuous Learning. A cohort celebration will be held 6-7 p.m. ET Nov. 15.

Taught by board-certified and endorsed chaplains, this practical course in chaplaincy skills is for community contexts, where a ministry of nonsectarian spiritual care is needed. Learn how to offer a ministry of presence that honors ecumenical and interfaith engagement, demonstrates cultural humility, practices refined listening skills, and responds to trauma with sensitivity and accountability.

The learner will be introduced to the theory, some practices, and various contexts of chaplaincy as a historic and emerging form of religious leadership in the United States and abroad. This cohort is intended for (1) individuals who are exploring a call to chaplaincy in healthcare, prisons, military, higher education, and (2) those who are already providing community support as chaplains, pastors, deacons, or missionaries in other contexts.

The cost is $249.

Find more information and enroll at https://ccl.ministrelife.org/courses/chaplaincy-skills-for-community-ministry/.

American Baptist Home Mission Societies partners with American Baptists to promote Christian faith, cultivate Christ-centered leaders and disciples, and bring healing and transformation to communities across the United States and Puerto Rico.

American Baptist Churches USA is one of the most diverse Christian denominations today, with approximately 5,000 congregations comprised of 1.3 million members, across the United States and Puerto Rico, all engaged in God’s mission around the world.