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 as a chaplain.

Almost every place of chaplaincy ministry will have additional requirements for training. Some of this training is a 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 DanRFranklin@gmail.com


Chaplaincy: Hands on Ministry

Date: 6-10 Dec 2021

Cost: $150

Training Flyer: HOM-Via-Zoom Dec 2021

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

Make sure to purchase the Chaplaincy: Hands on Ministry Training Manual

Chaplaincy: Hands on Ministry

Date: 28-29 Jan 2022

 At the BGAV building in Henrico, VA (Friday 1 pm – 6 pm and Saturday 9 am – 6 pm)

Training available IN PERSON and online via Zoom.  Cost:  $125.

Units of instruction include: The Calling to Minister, Listening and Communication Skills, Relationships in Ministry, Ministry to the Sick and Dying, Ministry After Loss, Age-Appropriate Care, Cultural and Spiritual Diversity, Getting Additional Help, Personal Resiliency, and Ethical Standards. This training is for anyone wanting to explore how to care well for those in need of emotional and spiritual care in your local community. Consider inviting others from your church who care for people locally (so, pretty much anyone!) – pastors, deacons, Sunday school teachers, those who check in on shut-ins or elderly members, parents . .  seriously, anyone who cares for other people in the church or in your local ministry setting. If you are uncomfortable gathering in person or just don’t want to travel, you can also sign up to join us live, via Zoom for this training


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Conducted Training:

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 Dan Franklin:

Telephone: +1 (210) 842-8221

E-mail:  DanRFranklin@gmail.com