Master of Divinity Chaplaincy

Description: 

The M.Div. (Chaplaincy) provides you with a comprehensive range of biblical-theological knowledge and practical skills for ministry leadership, along with specialized skills to perform the pastoral, caregiver, emotional, and spiritual roles of a chaplain. It prepares you to serve as a chaplain in a military, institutional, or organizational context.

Objectives:

This program will equip you to:

  • Apply the biblical, theological, and doxological aspects of chaplaincy in pluralistic settings

  • Practice a ministry of God’s presence internally and be a bearer of God’s presence to others

  • Practice biblical leadership and ministry skills that display God’s presence

  • Develop evangelistic strategies for bringing others to Christ in pluralistic settings

  • Care for the emotional and spiritual needs of others

Opportunities:

Potential ministry opportunities for program graduates include

  • Serving as a corporate chaplain

  • Serving as a military chaplain

  • Serving as a health care chaplain

  • Serving as a public safety chaplain

  • Serving as an institutional chaplain

  • Serving as a sports chaplain

  • Serving as an educational chaplain

  • Serving as a disaster relief chaplain

Review our course requirements, then get started with the application process.

Featured Faculty: 
A photo of Michael Langston, professor of Chaplain Ministries at CIU. Michael W. Langston
Professor of Chaplain Ministries

B.S., University of Louisiana; M.A., The Naval War College; M.Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; D. Min., Bethel Theological Seminary 

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