September 13 - 22, 2019 

LOCATION: Midland Bible Church | 5900 Whitman Drive, Midland, TX 79705

Weekend One: (20 hrs)
Online Pre-course work (2 hrs)

Friday, September 13 from 12-6p
Saturday, September 14 from 9-7p
Sunday, September 15 from 12-4p

Weekend Two: (20 hrs)
Friday, September 20 from 12-6p
Saturday, September 21 from 9-7p
Sunday, September 22 from 12-4p

Online Post-course work (2 hrs)

Course Registration

Max 45 students

Course Registration $600/Attendee

Course Purpose

The Practical Chaplaincy foundational course is designed to train, equip and empower the faith community to expand the pastoral reach to those in need and to help others navigate the storms of life with the Ministry of Purpose, Presence, Peace by providing S.A.C.R.E.D. C.A.R.E.  These core skills are the skills of a Chaplain.  CAREForce in collaboration with the Grace Center for Spiritual Development and Grace School of Theology are committed to working alongside your Care Ministry for continued support and education to carry forth our Lord’s command to Love and Bless One Another as exemplified in the parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37…and to living it out as in the words of Jesus: John 13:34-35; 14:26-27; 15: 9-17;  20:21).


CAREForce provides organizational development, training, and practical response to individuals and organizations in crisis. Trained chaplains working within a triad of care consisting of mental health, peer support and chaplains, provide physical, emotional, cognitive, behavioral and spiritual support following a critical incident.

Topics Covered

  • Pre Course Work
  • Introduction to Chaplaincy
  • Ministry of Purpose, Presence & Peace (MP3)
  • Chaplains in Sacred & Secular Organizations
  • Creating Personal Strengths Resiliency
  • Selfcare is a Necessity
  • Chaplaincy Core Values
  • Chaplaincy Methodologies


  • Legal Aspects of Chaplaincy
  • Chaplain Canon of Ethics
  • SACRED CARE Communication
  • Understanding Stress & Stress Management
  • Crisis Intervention a Key Role of the Chaplain
  • Preparing for the Terrible Ten
  • Death Notification: Supporting the Survivors


  • Suicide Prevention, Intervention & Postvention
  • Grief, Bereavement & Mourning
  • The Chaplain Role in Funerals
  • Officiating a Wedding
  • Case Study Analysis
  • Application and Demonstration
  • Post Course Assessment

Affiliate Partners

Adam Davis Ministries
Armed Forces Mission
Calvary Steel Ministries
Cassidy Joined for Hope
Clinical Pastoral Education International Coach Alliance
Counseling Team International
Grace Center for Spiritual Development
Grace School of Theology
Integrative Recovery
International Conference of Police Chaplains
International Critical Incident Stress Foundation
Joyful Child Foundation
Living Shield Ministries
National Council for Behavioral Health
Reflective Life Media
Remembrance Project
Seeking Hope
Stronger Alliance

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