CJS6340 Leading a Correctional Ministry

Course Overview

Educational Level: Graduate, Master
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Prof. Karl Taylor

Course Description:

Learner will be addressing the ministerial factors that chaplains must address on a daily bases. How chaplains are to facilitate the different kinds of ministries even if they are not a part of their own religious belief system shall be discussed. Ways to invite, not force, our Christian beliefs to those that are seeking. Ways to maintain respect for other religious belief systems will also be discussed. Learners will develop a Christian liturgy using at least one of the sacraments.

How This Course Benefits Students:

This course is for volunteers, laymen, clergy, and chaplains that are involved in correctional ministries. Learners will develop leadership skills necessary to address the many different cultures and religious belief systems that are present in correctional facilities everywhere. The criminal justice system here in America is now aware of the potential of chaplaincy and how it contributes to the reduction of recidivisim. There is now, more than ever, a need for correctional chaplains that have gone through specific training that is needed to become a chaplain. This course is just one of many that will help to insure that learners will develop those_leadership skills needed in correctional ministries._

Why This Course Is Important:

The necessity for skilled chaplains in correctional ministries is ever increasing.