Glimpses of Grace
dstoesz@telusplanet.net Donald Stoesz
Chaplaincy Course at Ambrose University


I have developed a chaplaincy course for under-graduates and seminarians that is available at Ambrose University in Calgary, Alberta.

It is offered as a one week, on-site course from May 6 - 10, 2019, from 9 - 4 p.m.

The ten lectures on which the course is based are listed below. I have included some visual aids for reference. Video sessions of the lectures are anticipated.

For more information, email enrollment@ambrose.edu, phone 403-410-2900 or 1-800-461-1222, visit the website www.ambrose.edu, or write to Ambrose University, 150 Ambrose Circle S.W. Calgary, Alberta T3H 0L5. 

It costs $1260.00 to take the course for credit and $645.00 to audit the course.

Specifically Directed to Ministers, Spiritual Care Practitioners, and Others with pastoral experience who would like to become Prison Chaplains.

Session One: Criminal Offences, Sentences, and Staff Responses
Visual Aid 1                                             Video to follow
Session Two: The Varied Nature of Institutional Prison Chaplaincy
Visual Aid 2                                             Video to follow
Session Three: The Purpose of a Pastoral Interview
Visual Aid 3                                              Video to Follow
Session Four: The Role of Faith Formation, Worship, and Rituals
Visual Aid 4       Visual Aid 4a                     Video to Follow
Session Five: The Value of Public Presence
Visual Aid 5                                               Video to Follow
Session Six: Programming Opportunities
Visual Aid 6     Visual Aid 6a                        Video to Follow
Session Seven: Role of Ecumenism and Inter-Faith Accommodation
Visual Aid 7     Visual Aid 7a                        Video to Follow
Session Eight: Keeping Safe in a Prison
Visual Aid 8                                                Video to Follow
Session Nine: Role of Colleagues and Volunteers
Visual Aid 9b Visual Aid 9c                          Video to Follow
Session Ten: Restorative Justice and Reintegration
Undergraduate Course:
BHS405: Incarceration, Grace, and Justice