Introduction to the Military Chaplaincy

Capt. Steven Brown

Introduction to the Military Chaplaincy is an introduction to the history, culture, benefits, challenges, and opportunities of the Military Chaplaincy. Regardless of the apparent impossibility of gaining entry to “restricted access nations and institutions,” the Great Commission remains in effect. We must go, and we must trust that God will make a way. Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Guardians and Marines serve in “restricted access institutions” that currently allow some US Citizens to serve Christ as Military Chaplains. This course will offer potential Military Chaplains a fundamental understanding of and practical guidance for Military Chaplain Ministry. The Chaplain is fundamentally a missionary in a unique culture. He is a Pastor in Uniform.

As a result of taking this course, the student will be able to 1) Recognize and explain the history, culture, benefits, liabilities, and opportunities of the Military Chaplaincy; and 2) Gain practical and contemporary guidance from currently serving Military Chaplains.

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Course Requirements

  • Reading (Course textbook and other assigned articles and papers): 25%
  • Writing Project: 50%
  • Interview Project: 25%