Glimpses of Grace Donald Stoesz
Chaplaincy Course

An on-line chaplaincy course for ministers and spiritual care providers is being offered at Ambrose University from September to December, 2020. A course syllabus is provided below along with visual aids for each of the eleven video lectures.

To enroll in the course, email, phone 403-410-2900 or 1-800-461-1222, visit the website, or write to Ambrose University, 150 Ambrose Circle S.W. Calgary, Alberta T3H 0L5. 

SC613: Introduction to Prison Chaplaincy

A job description is included in a statement of work.

Lecture One: Rationale and Expectations of Chaplaincy Course
Lecture Two: Rationale and Overview of Prison Chaplaincy
Lecture Three: Criminal Offences, Sentences, and Staff Responses
Lecture Four: Varied Nature of Institutional Prison Chaplaincy
Lecture Five: Purpose of a Pastoral Interview
Lecture Six: Ministry of Presence
Lecture Seven: Rituals and Programming
Lecture Eight: Role of Ecumenism and Inter-Faith Accommodation:
Lecture Nine: Keeping Safe in a Prison
Lecture Ten: Role of Colleagues and Volunteers
Lecture Eleven: Restorative Justice and Reintegration
Undergraduate Course: 
BHS405: Incarceration, Grace, and Justice