June 24-28, 2019 | 0800 – 1700

5505 Research Forest Drive The Woodlands, TX 77381
Room 211


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Course Purpose

By definition, a chaplain is simply a “minister in the workplace” which performs a secular purpose. These chaplains are clergy who usually serve in specialized settings such as first responder (law enforcement, EMS, military, etc.) and community (district attorney, schools, hospital, hospice, prisons, corrections, corporations, etc). As specially trained clergy, Chaplains seek to encourage others while ministering to the whole person, addressing a person’s spiritual, physical and emotional needs. Chaplaincy is a bridge where both a secular and spiritual purpose is served within an organization and is a highly specialized ministry. Chaplains operate at the cutting edge where ministry and social structures intersect.

Course Facilitator(s)

Sr. Chaplain Ken Schlenker, MDiv | Denise Joy Thompson, MSW | Chaplain Gary Buckaloo 

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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