Hands on Ministry

The Chaplaincy: Hands on Ministry training serves as an introduction to all types of chaplain ministry with an emphasis on volunteer positions. The training is for Christians and open to all regardless of church affiliation. This training is not designed to fully qualify a person to serve in the role of a chaplain.

Almost every place of chaplaincy ministry will have additional requirements for training. Some of this training is as simple as an orientation to the place of ministry. Others include extensive training in various skills. For some, this training might be the start of a process that includes years of additional training and preparation.

This training is an introduction to chaplaincy ministry, but much of the information is valuable to all Christians who desire to minister and care for others. The sessions on improving listening skills, caring for the sick and dying, ministering after loss, and promoting personal resiliency are extremely helpful to all who serve.

REGISTRATION FEES: The registration fees support the disaster response efforts of the TCRT and allows us to pay a small honorarium to our instructors of the courses. We do not want to exclude people from our training because they cannot pay the registration fee. If you need a discount in order to take a course e-mail kristen.curtis@bgav.org .


Hands On Ministry Training of Trainers April 15-17, 2024

This training will be taught as a hybrid course, both in person and online via Zoom Conference. A zoom link, if needed, will be sent the week before the training to those who sign up for the course. Please email kristen.curtis@bgav.org if you plan to take the course via Zoom so delivery of the manual can be arranged.

This training is open to those interested in training others to serve or in serving themselves in chaplaincy ministry and is an introduction to the chaplain ministry. The training will deal with the ministry of chaplaincy, calling to ministry, improving listening and communication skills, relationships and ministry, ministering to the sick and dying, cultural and religious sensitivity, age appropriate care, getting additional help, personal resiliency, ethical standards, and finding a place to serve.  More information about this course and others being offered as part of the Baptist Chaplaincy Relations spring training event in Richmond, VA can be found at https://www.texasbaptists.org/events/bgav-chaplaincy-training-event

This training can be applied towards completion of the Chaplaincy Certificate program at Truett Theological Seminary.

Note: When registering, choose the “Hands On Ministry Train the Trainer” option.  Manuals will be provided on site for the in person training. To receive a manual for the Zoom option, you must be registered no later than April 1 and email kristen.curtis@bgav.org to request a manual be mailed to you.


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Conducted Training:

24-27 April 2022: Hands on Ministry, Richmond, VA

6-10 Dec 2021: Hands on Ministry (taught via Zoom)

13-15 Sep 2021: Hands on Ministry, Training of Trainers, San Antonio, TX

3-7 May 2021: Hands on Ministry (taught via Zoom)

For assistance, please contact Chaplain Kristen Curtis:

Telephone: 434-609-0916

E-mail: Kristen.Curtis@bgav.org

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