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82 AE 799 Thesis in Apologetics and Ethics Students should register for AE 799 when they are ready to complete the thesis in a particular semester. Note that there are no course extensions for projects or theses. Prerequisite: AE 796 Apologetics and Ethics Thesis Proposal. Three hours. CHAPLAINCY The chaplaincy program exists to prepare students to represent the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and the religious judicatory to which they belong, in the pluralistic workplace. Chaplains can be found in the military, healthcare, prisons, residential treatment centers, churches, business settings, campuses, rescue missions, airports, malls, parachurches, and with first providers and sports teams, among others. Similar to missionaries, chaplains take ministry to others rather than wait for people to come to them, so the placements are ever-expanding. The chaplaincy concentration in the MDiv program prepares future chaplains for ordination, endorsement, certification, and credentialing for any and all forms of chaplaincy; the MA in Counseling Ministries with the optional concentration in chaplaincy prepares future chaplains for more informal forms of chaplaincy that do not normally require ordination and credentialing, but that may require more counseling skills. Courses emphasize the importance of being grounded in one's own Christian faith and traditions without compromise, while being respectful of a pluralistic clientele and cooperative in a secular setting. CHP 550 The Many Faces of Chaplaincy Examines the theological and cultural issues of a formal and informal ministry setting. Explores the similarities and differences among the various types of chaplaincy ministry. Gives attention to ministry in religiously pluralistic, multicultural, and multistaff environments and emphasizes skills, strategies, and character traits necessary for effective ministry. Offered spring semesters, even years. Two hours. CHP 650 Community-Based Clinical Pastoral Education This one unit of CPE offers students an opportunity to experience hands-on ministry in a supervised setting with peer-group feedback. Students will be placed in institutional chaplaincy settings in the community for their clinical ministry experience such as youth corrections; homeless shelters; police departments; general, hospice or mental health hospitals; safe houses; inner-city missions; or military bases. The Denver Seminary CPE Center is accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education to offer Level I, Level II, and supervisory education for matriculated Denver Seminary students. All students enrolled in a degree program must also enroll concurrently in Mentored Ministry Experience (1 hour) and Mentored Spiritual Formation (1 hour) while enrolled in CHP 650. Prerequisites: T/M 501 Mentored Spiritual Formation I (Pre-CPE learning plan); T/M 502 Mentored Ministry Experience I; CO 526 Therapeutic Communication; CO 539 Group Experience; CO 560 Brief Counseling; CO 570 Brief Counseling Practicum; and instructor permission. Offered fall, spring, and summer semesters. Three hours. CHP 750 Officiating Worship and Religious Services Students will learn how to write, organize, lead and perform numerous types of worship and religious services within the parameters of various ministry settings and without compromising their own church denominational beliefs. Particular attention will be given to prayer in secular

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