Details for Chaplaincy Ministry

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: MIN013
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Sharon Clark

Awards offering Chaplaincy Ministry

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content


  1. Outline a biblical basis for pastoral ministry and differentiate between various facets of pastoral ministry and chaplaincy;
  2. Identify ethical standards for pastoral and spiritual care work, and develop the skills to establish relationships with referral networks;
  3. Review and reflect on the effective provision of care and the professional responsibilities required for pastoral and spiritual care work, including record-keeping and facilitating meetings;
  4. Identify effective communication strategies for a range of contexts;
  5. Distinguish pastoral issues as they relate to the wellbeing of the chaplain and pastoral care workers.

Subject Content

  • Foundations of pastoral ministry and chaplaincy
  • Identifying immediate pastoral and spiritual care needs
  • Strategies for pastoral ministry and chaplaincy
  • Communication skills
  • Facilitating meetings and conflict management
  • Professional and ethical standards for pastoral and spiritual care work
  • The spiritual life of the chaplain and pastoral worker
  • The mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing of a client and/or community group
  • Professional supervision
  • Professional skills – record-keeping, organisational policies

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to face (onsite)
  • eLearning (online)
  • Intensives

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis University College.

Assessment Methods

  • Essay (50%)
  • Creative Project (25%)
  • Oral Presentation (25%)