Chaplaincy Studies Concentration

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)

Teaching & Training Holistic Christian Chaplains

Why Earn a DMin in Chaplaincy Studies through Capital?

Holistic Christian Care for Those Who Need it Most

The need for deeply studied, deeply caring chaplains in Christian ministry is immense. Those who serve as chaplains in the military, schools, universities, hospitals and prisons feel this need perhaps the most. Ministering in challenging, difficult and sometimes grim circumstances requires a special kind of training. Through Capital Seminary & Graduate School's program, you'll learn how to provide hope and healing as a chaplain.

What Makes our Chaplaincy Studies Program Different?

The chaplaincy studies concentration focuses on teaching holistic Christian care, offers students practical training in addiction counseling and care, marriage and family issues, pastoral care and counseling in grief, loss and crisis.

  • Classes are offering in a unique blend of face-to-face learning with online coursework.
  • The program is led by a diverse faculty of experienced chaplains and ministers.
  • Earn your degree from an accredited Bible College in PA.
  • Next cohort begins fall 2019.

"Crafting spiritually formed ministry leaders for an interconnected world."

In Capital's DMin Program, Students Will…

  • Gain the ability to think and execute skillfully in a selected field of ministry study.
  • Gain skills in contextualized ministry leadership.
  • Gain skills in doing applied research for the purpose of increased ministry effectiveness.

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Curriculum Plan

DMin | Chaplaincy Studies (34 Credits)

Adv. Ministry Concentration Seminars: 16 Credits
Applied Seminars: 8 Credits
Research Design and Reporting: 10 Credit

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Hear from a Student: Doctor of Ministry

Capital Student

"Capital really understands how to integrate your study with people who are doing ministry in a high-paced and intensive environment. The combination of being part of a cohort, studying online and doing some intensives together is a really good balance. They really cracked the code in helping to integrate your study and the work with the ministry you are doing daily."

- Pastor Darren Whitehead '18, Church of the City, Nashville


Meet the Faculty

Dr. Doug Kegarise

Director, Doctor of Ministry

"It is my great pleasure to serve the Church by further equipping her leaders through LBC|Capital's forward-thinking approach to education and equipping." — Dr. Kegarise

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Dr. John Wheatley

Adjunct Professor

"It is an honor to be a co-laborer in the unique ministry of chaplaincy!" — Dr. Wheatley

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