Field Guide for Aspiring Chaplains: Online Degree Programs

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The Field Guide series offers a basic introduction to the profession of chaplaincy. Each session includes an in-depth conversation with spiritual care practitioners on topics of key importance. We also provide an opportunity for small-group discussion (not recorded).

Dr. Carrie Doehring (Iliff University) and Rev. Dr. Pamela Hancock (Starr King School for Ministry) join us for this session. Both are closely involved in their institutions’ chaplaincy degrees and online education. They discuss the benefits of online education, how it compares to fully in-person instruction, and how good educators in spiritual care can model best practices in chaplaincy. There is also public Q&A toward the end of the session.

We offer the Field Guide series at no cost thanks to the generous support of our sponsors Iliff School of Theology, Bayan Islamic Graduate School, Union Theological Seminary, and University of the West. The E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation generously supports the Lab’s resources on chaplaincy careers. You can view other sessions of our Field Guide series, on topics such as an introduction to CPE, sector-specific spiritual care, and more here.