Would you like to represent Christ in arenas where few others have access? Chaplains work among those who are not likely to be drawn to typical churches or ministries, and with that being the case, a chaplain has the privilege of acting as a spiritual leader who performs the same type of services and ceremonies as a pastor or priest in environments outside of the church. For chaplaincy ministry in settings that require ordination (such as the military), the master of divinity with a Chaplaincy concentration will provide the broad-based biblical, theological, and pastoral training you need. With this degree you also earn a unit toward Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE), which allows you to participate in clinical settings where ministry is being practiced. The chaplaincy concentration in our MDiv program will send you out ready to make an immediate impact.
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Dr. Janet R. McCormack is Associate Professor and Chair of Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling Programs. She is ordained by the American Baptist Churches, USA and is a retired Air Force chaplain with 22 years of experience in military chaplaincy. She is an Association of Professional Chaplains board-certified chaplain with experience in hospital, police, prison, NASCAR, drag racing, crisis, and trauma.
"Denver Seminary is leading the way in providing vital education and training for chaplains under the professional and insightful leadership of Dr. Jan McCormack."
- Lorraine Potter, Chaplain, Major General, USAF (Ret.)
How can I use this degree?
- Ministry to first responder units (police/fire/EMT), crisis and disaster teams
- Crisis counseling centers
- High school/graduate school educational institutions
- Hospice, eldercare, and teen residential centers
- Healthcare settings
- Military chaplaincy
- Business, workplace, or industrial organizations
- Rescue missions and other parachurch organizations
- Prison Ministry
- Sports and leisure organizations and teams