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McMin - Spiritual Care/Chaplaincy

Program Description

The Spiritual Care/Chaplaincy Track is designed to give graduates a basic foundation for a variety of roles in spiritual care or chaplaincy ministries. (1)

The requirements for the Certificate in Spiritual Care/Chaplaincy embedded in this degree are part of a collaborative graduate program and will require some courses to be taken from participating sister schools in Alberta. (2)

(1) It should be recognized that some employment contexts (e.g., Alberta Health Services) and some professional certifications may require additional training (e.g., Clinical Pastoral Education).

(2) The participating graduate schools for the collaborative Certificate in Spiritual Care/Chaplaincy are Canadian Baptist Theological Seminary, Ambrose Seminary, Newman Theological College and St. Stephens College, all of which are located in Alberta.

Degree Outcomes

  1. Graduates will have gained a basic understanding of the Bible and Christian doctrines.
  2. Graduates will have gained skills in spiritual care, disciplines for self-knowledge and self-care.
  3. Graduates will have gained understanding of issues related to ethics and diversity.
  4. Graduates will have gained ministry skills in leadership and facilitating the spiritual development of others.
  5. Graduates will have integrated knowledge, skills, and experience through a spiritual care/chaplaincy field education practicum.
  6. Graduates will have grown in Christlikeness.


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MCMin -Spiritual Care/Chaplaincy
Biblical & Theological Studies
2B1311Old Testament I3
2B1312Old Testament II3
2B2311New Testament I3
2B2312New Testament II3
2B3311Biblical Interpretation3
2T1311Christian Theology I3
2T1312Christian Theology II3
Missional Electives
2P2311Pastoral Ministry3
2C3321Biblical Counselling SC/C3
Spiritual Care/Chaplaincy
CBT Courses
2P3331Spiritual Leadership SC/C3
2C3343Dealing with Conflict SC/C3
2P3315Spiritual Formation SC/C3
Consortium Courses **
Basic Spiritual Care3
2P3341Capstone Ministry I SC/C3
2P2242Capstone Ministry II2
2E1231Ministry Synthesis2
Total credits hours MCMin Applied Ministry55

** these 3 courses are offered through sister institutions in Alberta with whom CBT is partnering to offer the Spiritual Care Certificate.

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