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CHAPLAINS PROGRAM The Chaplain's program at Promise Christian University prepares men and women for the ministry of a Chaplain.  Chaplains are involved in ministry outside the four walls of the church.  


Chaplains serve in military, volunteer veteran organizations, police, fire, hospital, prison, hospice and now in demand as corporate chaplains.  As a volunteer chaplain, you do not need to meet the qualifications required of an active military chaplain. 

This certificate program is designed to introduce you to the "ministry" of a Chaplain which applies to all areas of chaplaincy.


Chaplains are in a unique position, unlike counselors, they are prepared to minister on a pluralistic level and a spiritual level.


Students who complete all three levels of training are eligible to graduate with a "Certificate in Chaplaincy."  This certifies them by Promise Christian University that they have learned the basic tools necessary to begin their vocation as a Christian Chaplain.

The Promise Christian University Chaplains Training program is excellent also for those seeking appointments as a police, fire, hospice, hospital, rest home, marketplace chaplaincy.


TRAINING SCHEDULE

        For Non Chaplains/ Non Ordained / Non Degree / Chaplains Asst.  (Complete Level I-III)

                  Level I -    Chaplains Training I  (45 hours)                                     Introduction to the Chaplaincy                                     What is the ministry of the chaplain                                     Pastoral, Hospital, Military, Law Enformcement                                       What are the qualities of a chaplain                                     Pluralism


                  Level II -    Chaplains Training II (30 Hours)                                      Pastoral Care                                      Crisis Counseling                                      Ministry of Presence                                      Qualities of a Christian Caregiver                    Level III -    Chaplains Training III (30 Hours) Introduction to Hospital and Hospice Chaplaincy Introduction to Pallative Care

Dealing with Tragedies and Disasters Case Studies                                                         Level III - Chaplains Training III (30 hours)                                       Leadership and Management                                       Military Funeral Honors and                                             Procedures                                       Customs and Courtesies

Upon completion of three training units, and one courses in spiritual leadership and two courses counseling, non pastoral candidates may apply for the Certificate of Chaplaincy. Ordained ministers may apply for the Certificate of Chaplaincy upon complete of the three Chaplain's training courses.


STUDENTS INTERESTED IN BECOMING A CHAPLAIN WITH THE ACTIVE MILITARY OR THE CIVIL AIR PATROL, MUST MEET ALL THE QUALIFICATIONS SET FORTH BY THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, AND/OR THE CIVIL AIR PATROL.  ADDITIONAL TRAINING WILL BE REQUIRED AND WILL BE PROVIDED BY THE CHAPLAIN CORPS OF THE US ARMY, US NAVY, US AIR FORCE OR THE CIVIL AIR PATROL.

THOSE WISHING TO JOIN A VOLUNTEER VETERANS GROUP WHO PROVIDES FINAL MILITARY HONORS TO OUR NATIONS VETERANS, PLEASE READ ON.


“Our veterans are dying at a rate of 1,600 a day. Because of the war on terrorism, our active and reserve forces are committed to preserving our democratic free society. As a result, 90 percent of America’s finest are buried without final military honors.” — Lt. Gen. Allen Baumann, National Commanding General of the U.S. Volunteers Joint Services Command


LA Church & State Examiner: A college is attempting to fill a military chaplain shortage with ‘Boots on Ground.’ Baumann has put out a call for volunteers to enter a chaplains program at Promise Christian University in Pasadena. (story)

CHAPLAIN TRAINING FOR VOLUNTEER FINAL MILITARY HONORS CHAPLAIN.

        Chaplains who wish to serve with this outstanding organization must meet the following requirements:          1.  U.S. Citizen         2.  Member of USV-JSC         3.  Bachelor's Degree         4.  Master of Divinity or 5 years of full time                  ministry experience         5.  Ecclesiastical Endorsement         6.  Military Endorsement (**)         7.  Non-Military Chaplains Take Level I training               at PCU (Military Chaplains training is waived)         8.  Complete Application with the http://www.usvjsc.org

9. Contact Chaplain (BG) Jackie Hornsby, USAVR Chief of Chaplains for more information Email: jackie.hornsby@my-pcu.com


On serving as an USV-JSC Chaplain.

**(Military endorsement is not necessary unless chaplain is qualified to serve on active military base such as National Guard, Army, Air Force, Navy Reserve or Civil Air Patrol)


**MILITARY ENDORSEMENT: If Candidate is applying for Chaplain in an official military organization then a military endorsement will be required.  


Candidates must apply within their denomination for a military endorsement.  If the denomination does not endorse, then contact our office for endorsers list at  (626) 827-0046. 

NEW - CHAPLAINS 1 TRAINING OFFERED ONLINE.  Contact Dr. Adelle McKinney at info@my-pcu.com


Comments: "This Course on Chaplaincy has changed my life."

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