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Non-priesthood track pastoral training
« on: February 14, 2018, 05:49:32 PM »
Other than the general online/correspondence studies (e.g. St. Stephen's, Chicago school), are there specific programs for someone looking to do pastoral work but not necessarily in the context of the priesthood? For example, is there an Orthodox specific training program for institutional chaplaincy such as hospital, EMS work or prisons, or does one simply go through CPE, get an M.Div and then get accreditation through their archdiocese/jurisdiction?
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Re: Non-priesthood track pastoral training
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2018, 06:03:02 PM »
Not sure if this is what you're looking for, but the Cambridge Orthodox Institute has a distance learning course that targets laypeople, whatever they choose to do afterwards.
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Re: Non-priesthood track pastoral training
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2018, 07:26:55 PM »
Other than the general online/correspondence studies (e.g. St. Stephen's, Chicago school), are there specific programs for someone looking to do pastoral work but not necessarily in the context of the priesthood? For example, is there an Orthodox specific training program for institutional chaplaincy such as hospital, EMS work or prisons, or does one simply go through CPE, get an M.Div and then get accreditation through their archdiocese/jurisdiction?

Some Orthodox churches require seminarians to do a minimum of 1 unit of CPE.  In Canada in order to be admitted into a CPE programme (4 unites) to be a chaplain in public institutions such as a hospital or prison you have to be a graduate of a theological degree or diploma.
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Re: Non-priesthood track pastoral training
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2018, 12:46:57 PM »
Just FYI, St. Stephens' has added a pastoral care and counseling track that includes CPE credit.
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Re: Non-priesthood track pastoral training
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2018, 02:03:47 PM »
Just FYI, St. Stephens' has added a pastoral care and counseling track that includes CPE credit.

I must say that I am really impressed with the titles of these courses:
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  Every student in the program will complete the following 12 uniquely-designed courses:Christology & Human Suffering, Ethics in Pastoral Care & Counseling, Developmental & Cultural Aspects of Pastoral Care, Theology of Crisis Care, Introduction to Pastoral Counseling Theory, Group-Based Pastoral Care & Counseling, Dimensions of Spiritual Illness & Healing in the Desert Fathers, Clinical Assessment & Treatment Planning in Pastoral Work, Issues in Human Sexuality, Parish-based Critical Incident Response & Disaster Spiritual Care, the Sanctification of Marriage & Family Life, and Pastoral Care Interventions with Families in Crisis.

http://tahos.org/m-th-in-pastoral-care-counseling/

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Re: Non-priesthood track pastoral training
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2018, 01:06:55 PM »
I've never been to Seminary or Priesthood.
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Re: Non-priesthood track pastoral training
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2018, 01:08:59 PM »

I am not planning on being ordained a priest, however, I am taking "Distance Learning" classes through the Saint Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary in New Jersey.

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Re: Non-priesthood track pastoral training
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2018, 01:23:12 PM »
Other than the general online/correspondence studies (e.g. St. Stephen's, Chicago school), are there specific programs for someone looking to do pastoral work but not necessarily in the context of the priesthood? For example, is there an Orthodox specific training program for institutional chaplaincy such as hospital, EMS work or prisons, or does one simply go through CPE, get an M.Div and then get accreditation through their archdiocese/jurisdiction?

how's that working out for you? ....
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Re: Non-priesthood track pastoral training
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2018, 03:27:27 PM »
Other than the general online/correspondence studies (e.g. St. Stephen's, Chicago school), are there specific programs for someone looking to do pastoral work but not necessarily in the context of the priesthood? For example, is there an Orthodox specific training program for institutional chaplaincy such as hospital, EMS work or prisons, or does one simply go through CPE, get an M.Div and then get accreditation through their archdiocese/jurisdiction?

how's that working out for you? ....

Currently enrolled in an Applied Theology course. The biggest challenge is finding time to study between family and work. But so far I am doing OK.
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Re: Non-priesthood track pastoral training
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2018, 04:30:24 PM »


how's that working out for you? ....

Currently enrolled in an Applied Theology course. The biggest challenge is finding time to study between family and work. But so far I am doing OK.


That is great news.  Keep it up.



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Re: Non-priesthood track pastoral training
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2018, 05:33:00 PM »


how's that working out for you? ....

Currently enrolled in an Applied Theology course. The biggest challenge is finding time to study between family and work. But so far I am doing OK.


That is great news.  Keep it up.


Thanks. Will do, God willing.
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