Course Offerings

    Because the military or defense force of each nation differs, and the availability of members to attend training differs, IAEC adapts training to meet the needs of the requesting military.

    Phase One of the Basic Chaplaincy Course consists of anywhere from forty to sixty hours of classroom training.

    Phase Two is a practicum phase in which students are required to conduct ministry, under supervision, in accordance with concepts they learned in the classroom.

    The Advance Course includes classes preparing ministry leaders for position of supervision.

    When possible, there are also special sessions for students’ wives who are able to attend.

    IAEC also provides a three-day course focusing on Hospital Chaplaincy and is currently developing a training module to help chaplains minister to marriage and family concerns.

    Core Classes

    Call to Chaplaincy
    Spiritual Preparation
    Student Paper “My Call to Chaplaincy and Spiritual Preparation”
    Student Paper “My Philosophy of Ministry”
    Biblical View of Soldiering
    Universal Principles and Roles of the Chaplain
    Hospital and Prison Ministry
    Critical Incident Stress Management (two periods)
    Suicide Prevention
    Inductive Bible Study
    Conversational Prayer
    Chaplain Commander Relationships
    Chaplain as a Staff Officer
    Professional Ethics
    Ethical Decision Making
    Chaplain Code of Conduct
    Working in a Pluralistic Society
    Christian and War
    Leadership (two periods)
    Chaplain Assistant

    Other Class Options
    DVD with Barry Black
    DVD – “The Four Chaplains”
    Ministry to Patients with AIDS
    Marriage Counseling
    Para Church Ministries
    Chaplain in Combat
    Chaplain Support Activities
    Spiritual Fitness/Compassion Fatigue/Self Care
    Challenges Facing the Chaplaincy
    Unit Ministry Plan
    Notification of Next of Kin