Pastoral Care Short Course

Conversational Evangelism

In partnership with Anglicare, ENC has developed a pastoral care short course for community chaplains called ‘Conversational Evangelism’. The CE course stands alongside the current 40 hr Introductory Pastoral Care (IPC) course that Anglicare has been running for some years.

Conversational Evangelism is a 12 hour course running over four sessions with some pre-reading and exercises between sessions.

Conversational Evangelism Course outline:

  • 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 and cost of next course. We are currently offering attendance via zoom for the first 3 sessions and in-person attendance at the final session. 

Course Trainers:  Kerrie Newmarch (ENC/Anglicare), Bruce Hall (ENC), Barry McGrath (Anglicare)


Hear from Community Chaplains

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

                                                                           – 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 AnglicareMary 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 online 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.