Survey on a Community-Based Chaplaincy Training Program
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GMU needs your input! Please help us determine the most effective way to design a community-based chaplaincy training program that meets the expectations and needs of our students. Please take a few moments to fill out this brief survey. If you prefer to take the survey on the GMU website, click here.
 
Global Ministries University has identified a need for initiating a community-based chaplaincy training program. This program will offer an experientially-based sequence of courses preparing individuals to provide skilled spiritual care service in a wide variety of volunteer settings such as: adult residential communities, hospice care, social/environmental justice ministries, treatment support groups etc.

This six-month certificate program will include course work, cohort group interaction, case study and 1:1 supervision with an optional extended learning of one unit of clinical pastoral education (CPE). All instructors are certified CPE supervisors

Our initial certificate program would not be focused on healthcare institution chaplaincy which requires a level of accreditation not available to GMU at this time. We are, however, in negotiations with the University of Theology and Spirituality in Tacoma, Washington for development of a joint Master's program in chaplaincy that would prepare students for professional certification with most of the major nationally recognized certification organizations. This would allow graduates from GMU the opportunity to serve both in healthcare settings and in community-based settings.

 
Required 1.
Do you see a need for a  community-based chaplaincy training program?  You can add your comments as well.
Very much needed or important
Somewhat needed or important
Neutral, neither needed nor unneeded; neither important nor unimportant
Somewhat unneeded or unimportant
Very unneeded or unimportant
Other  
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Required 2.
Which phrase or words would most accurately describe this program? You can add your own phrase/words in the comment section.

(1 = Least Descriptive)
 
Community Care
Community Chaplaincy
Spiritual Care
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What attributes should be used in describing this program? You can add your own suggestions in the comment section.
 Much Less Important Less Important Neutral, Neither Important Nor Unimportant More Imporant Much More Important 
accompanying
companion
faith-based
holistic
inclusive
integral
inter-spiritual
multi-faith
secular
social-justice
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4.
Please indicate the degree to which you agree/disagree with the following statements about GMU's proposed community-based chaplaincy training program. You can qualify your answers in the comment section.
 Strongly Disagree Somewhat Disagree Neutral, Nether Agree Nor Disagree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree 
The program should include Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE)
The program should be offered as a "Professional Certificate."
The program should be offered as a "Graduate Certificate."
Credit for completing the program should be applied to graduate degrees.
The program should be accredited.
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Most chaplaincy training programs are expensive and GMU sees the need for a community-based chaplaincy training program that is affordable to most students since many will come into such a program as a second or third career and may not wish to take on a large student debt. We are striving to make the program as affordable as possible while paying instructors a just and living wage and pursuing costly accreditation. Please indicate the degree to which you agree/disagree with the proposed tuition. You can qualify your answers in the comment section.
 Strongly Disagree Somewhat Disagree Neutral, Neither Agree Nor Disagree Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree 
The tuition should be between $3000 and $5000.
$3500 tuition is reasonable.
Tuition should be less than $3500.
Tuition should be more than $3500.
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6.

Would you be interested in applying for this program?  Please provide your email or contact information if you would like to be kept informed regarding GMU's community-based chaplaincy training program. 

 

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Thank you for participating in this survey. GMU appreciates your help and values your opinion. Please provide additional comments, if you wish.
 

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