New Pastoral Care Course
In partnership with Anglicare, ENC is running a new pastoral care course for community chaplains called ‘Conversational Evangelism’ and will stand alongside the current 40 hr Introductory Pastoral Care (IPC) course that has been running for some years.
Conversational Chaplaincy is a 20 hr course running over five half day sessions with some pre-reading and exercises between sessions.
- Explore biblical foundations for chaplaincy – humanity made in the image of God, sin and human brokenness, God’s love, redemption and hope through Christ
- Equip students with building rapport, good listening skills, thinking creatively about conversations, being vulnerable and sharing their faith appropriately in different chaplaincy contexts.
Completion of Conversational Chaplaincy Course fulfils the practical requirement for the CMD Award in the pathway to authorisation as an Anglican Community Chaplain in the Diocese.
Email ENC office for dates of next course.
Cost: $200 (includes all materials for five sessions)
Course Trainers: Rev Barry McGrath (Anglicare), Rev Phil Wheeler / Rev Bruce Hall (ENC)
Download application form.
Hear from Community Chaplains
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 – Conversational Evangelism 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
– 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. Email ENC for these documents.