A chaplain is a spiritual leader who performs the same types of rites, services and ceremonies as a pastor or priest but in environments outside of the church. Chaplains often serve a group of people who are not organized as a church or mission or who are otherwise unable to attend a church for various reasons such as health, confinement or military or civil duties. Chaplains can touch the lives of people who are not likely to be drawn to typical churches or ministries. For chaplaincy ministry in settings that require ordination (such as the military), the M.Div. with a Chaplaincy concentration will provide the broad-based biblical, theological, and pastoral training you need (be sure to check with your church or denominational Chaplain Endorsing Agent to be sure this degree meets their particular endorsement requirements). Specialized chaplaincy courses will acquaint you with the distinct nature of this unique ministry and equip you to navigate the world of institutional chaplaincy. 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. Would you like to represent Christ in arenas where few others have access? The chaplaincy concentration in our M.Div. program will send you out ready to make an immediate impact.