ACTS MACS (Chaplaincy Specialization)

About MACS Degree | About Chaplaincy | Admission Requirements | Courses


Degree Completion: 53 Semester Hours

Foundational Studies (5 Semester Hours):
2 BIE 500 Introduction to Bible
1 RES 500 Research Strategies
2 THS 540 Introduction to Theology
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Core Program Courses (21 semester hours):
3 BIE 505 Biblical Hermeneutics
3 BIE ___ Old Testament Elective
3 BIE ___ New Testament Elective
3 HIS ___ Denominational/History Elective
3 THS 571 Introduction to Believer's Church Theology
3 THS 680 Christianity and Culture
3 THS ___ Theology Elective
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Leadership Formation (6 Semester Hours):
*Students with substantial vocational ministry experience (5 + years), at the discretion of the seminary dean and the MACS program chair, may substitute a revised CLD course, an alternative course, or an elective.
3 CLD 510 Foundations of Christian Leadership
3CHP 700Chaplaincy Practicum
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Individually Tailored Studies-Chaplaincy Specialization (12 credit hours):
3 CHP 630 Foundations of Chaplaincy 1
3 CHP 631 Foundations of Chaplaincy 2
3 CHP / PTH 650 Pastoral Crisis Response
3 CHP /PTH 605 Foundations of Counselling or Pastoral Counselling
3 CHP/PTH/THS General Elective
3 CHP/PTH/THS General Elective
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For a specialization in chaplaincy 12 of the 18 credit hours specified for individually tailored studies are to be selected from a list of chaplaincy and pastoral theology electives.
Graduating Research Essay - Core (3 credit hours):
3 MCS 810 Grad Essay
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*Recommended Chaplaincy electives:
CHP 691 Ministry in a Multi-faith Environment (3 credit hours)
CHP 540 – Pastoral Care for Dying, Grief & Loss (3 credit hours)
THS 648 – Theological Issues in Counselling (3 credit hours)
THS 630 – Theology of Pastoral Care (3 credit hours)
PTH/CHP 605 Foundations of Counselling or Pastoral Counselling (3 credits)
THS 631 – Theology of Suffering(3 credit hours)
CHP . . .– Ethics and Leadership Issues in Chaplaincy (3 credit hours)
Chaplaincy Seminars for Specific Fields of Ministry(Health, Corrections & Military, Social Services)
Other CHP/PTH/THS courses may be taken with advance consultation and permission.

For details of how a chaplaincy specialization can be obtained in the MDiv or a Diploma program please contact the Chaplaincy Program Coordinator or talk to the Director of ACTS Admissions at 604.513-2044