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Chaplaincy & Spiritual Care

The need for Chaplains is great – they offer spiritual and pastoral care in diverse setting from hospitals to the military. 

In a world in which church attendance is dwindling, chaplains working in secular settings sometimes serve as the only point of contact between people in the wider community and the Christian church. And those serving as chaplains within the Canadian Armed Forces minister to military personnel and their families, regardless of their religious affiliation.

At Acadia Divinity College you will develop theological understandings of the chaplain’s unique call and be equipped in pastoral interventions, crisis response and stress management. You will also be well-trained to provide support to those facing mental health concerns, struggling with addictions, at risk of suicide, or dealing with grief and loss. Through supervised chaplaincy experience and instruction, you will complete two units towards the requirements for Clinical Pastoral Education certification.

The Charles J. Taylor Centre for Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care, a centre of excellence at ADC, fosters and promotes clinical and theological excellence in Pastoral Care through personal growth, the building of professional capacities and rigorous theological reflection.

For admission requirements and tuition information visit the Master of Divinity page.

Meet Col. Rev. Barbara L. Putnam

Program Overview


Course Number
Course Title
Credit Hours
IDTH 5010
Orientation
Pass / Fail
Biblical Studies
BIBL 5023
Interpreting the Old Testament
3
BIBL 5033
Interpreting the New Testament
3
GREE 5013
Foundations of New Testament Greek
3
HEBR 5013
Foundations of Biblical Hebrew
3
BIBL (elective)
Biblical Studies elective (Old Testament Narrative)
3
BIBL (elective)
Biblical Studies elective (Old Testament Poetry or Prophetic Literature )
3
BIBL (elective)
Biblical Studies elective (New Testament Gospel)
3
BIBL (elective)
Biblical Studies elective (New Testament Epistle)
3
Christian Thought
CHUR 5013
Introduction to Christian History
3
THEO 5013
Christian Theology 1
3
THEO 5023
Christian Theology 2
3
THEO 6013
Christian Ethics3
THEO 7113
Christian Theology in a Pluralistic Context
3
CHUR (elective)
Christian History elective
3
CHUR or THEO
Christian History elective or Theology elective
3
Ministry Core
EVAN 5013
Evangelism and Mission in Contemporary Society
3
SPFM 5013
Christian Spiritual Formation for Ministry Leaders
3
PAST 5063Preaching as a Practice and the Practice of Preaching
3
PAST 5063
Christian Worship…Now
3
PACC 5013
Understanding Pastoral Care and Counselling
3
Area of Specialization – Choose 4:
CHAP 5023
Introduction to Chaplaincy
3
CHAP 6013
Professional and Personal Ethics
3
CHAP 7016
Clinical Pastoral Education 1
6
CHAP 7026
Clinical Pastoral Education 2
6
PACC (elective)
Pastoral Care and Counselling elective
3
Electives2,3
Elective
3
Elective
3
Total Credit Hours
90

  1. Students with previous equivalent academic credit may apply for advanced standing in the same general area (i.e. Biblical Studies, Christian Thought, or Ministry).
  2. Survey of the Bible (BIBL 5013) required if Bible Knowledge Exam is not passed.
  3. Those seeking ordination within a Baptist context take Baptist Identity (CHUR 6013). Those seeking ordination within another denominational family should contact the Academic Dean regarding a Directed Study or alternate option for meeting denominational studies requirements within their tradition.

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