Go where others don’t! That is what chaplains do. If God has called you to reach people beyond church, in places most ministers are not prepared to go, then the M.Div in Chaplain Ministry at Carroll Institute may be for you. We train people to minister in military, hospital, prison, and business settings.
Most of the classes required for the M.Div. program are offered Online.
The Master of Divinity in Chaplain Ministry degree prepares persons for ordained ministry and for general pastoral and religious leadership responsibilities in institutional, congregational, and public settings. It is designed to prepare persons for ministry in pluralistic environments such as:
- institutions associated with the military, health care, correctional facilities, and corporate or industrial settings;
- disaster scenes and other catastrophic events requiring crisis intervention and spiritual leadership;
- locations identified with transitory populations such as airports, seaports, recreational venues, and national parks;
- and special interest groups such as civic clubs, sports teams, truckers and bikers.
The central goals (adapted from ATS standard A.2) of the Carroll M.Div. in Chaplin Ministry degree, as an advanced program that is oriented toward preparing persons for ministry in pluralistic environments, include the following:
- Goal 1:
- Master of Divinity in Chaplain Ministry degree recipients will give evidence of a thorough and discerning knowledge of their own religious beliefs and practices in the context of the broader Christian heritage.
- Goal 2:
- >Master of Divinity in Chaplain Ministry degree recipients will give evidence of an understanding of institutional realities within which they minister.
- Goal 3:
- Master of Divinity in Chaplain Ministry degree recipients will give evidence of personal growth in faith, emotional maturity, moral integrity, and public witness. They will also give evidence of development in the following capacities requisite to a life of pastoral and institutional leadership: intellectual growth and affective behavior; individual identity and corporate cooperation; and ecclesial and public leadership.
- Goal 4:
- Master of Divinity in Chaplain Ministry degree recipients will give evidence of personal theological reflection on the practice of ministry and demonstrate leadership in public, institutional, and ecclesial settings.
- Goal 5:
- Master of Divinity in Chaplain Ministry degree recipients will give evidence of the ability to minister in pluralistic, institutional settings.
- Goal 6:
- Master of Divinity in Chaplain Ministry degree recipients will give evidence of being able to minister in high intensity settings.
These core goals are achieved uniquely at B. H. Carroll Theological Institute through specific learner-centered competencies that have their bases in four theologically-oriented Learning Clusters of Carroll’s foundational curriculum.
Interested in the Master of Divinity in Chaplain Ministry program?