New Churches


Training Forum - Sat 11 November

Where:       St Andrew's House, Level 1, 464 - 480 Kent St, Sydney

When:        Sat 11 November
                   9.15am – 1:00pm
Cost:          $15 (includes morning tea)
Program:    Bible Teaching
                    Chaplain stories & Training Electives

Training Electives:

  • Engaging with Muslims
  • Engaging with Hindus
  • Engaging with Buddhists
  • Engaging with New Age Spiritualists / Animists / Folk Religion


Video: 'Urban evangelists' share about their work in various communities.

Community Chaplaincy Pathway 

Options for Academic (A) and Practical (P) Requirements

Note:  To be authorised as a Community Chaplain, you are only required to complete 40 hours of Academic and 40 hours of practical training.

Moore College                                     - PTC (Preliminary Theological Certificate)   A

ENC / Anglicare                                   Introduction to Pastoral Care 40 hr Short Practicum   P

ENC                                                      - ADAPT (Applied Discipling of All People groups and Tribes)   P

Anglicare                                             Advance Pastoral Care (IPC)   P

Mary Andrews College (MAC)           Diploma or Advanced Diploma courses   A/P

                                                             - Academic Studies in Theology Certificate   A/P

                                                             - Certificate in Theology  A/P

Timothy Partnership                          - Courses A

Sports Chaplaincy Australia (SCA)  Levels 1-3 Sports Chaplaincy   P

ENC has partnered with Anglicare, Mary Andrews College (Anglican Deaconess Ministries) and Centre for Ministry Development at Moore College to enhance pastoral care and evangelism training in Sydney and beyond. We have a high view of the Bible and encourage those who participate in our courses to read the Scripture and spend time reflecting on it in light of their service of Jesus, particularly within a pastoral care context.

What do I need to do to become a Community Chaplain?

To Receive the Community Chaplaincy Award from CMD

Step 1: Complete Academic and Practical Requirements - refer above.

Step 2: Obtain Working with Children Check No.

Step 3: Obtain personal reference from ministry leader and email us to arrange an interview.

What do I need to do to become authorised by the Sydney Diocese as a Community Chaplain?

Step 1: Obtain Community Chaplaincy Award from CMD.

Step 2: Complete application form and lifestyle questionnaire and send to the diocese. Note all lifestyle questionnaires are strictly confidential and will be only viewed by only one person of the same gender.