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Tom Vann, Ph.D., Director
The Master of Arts in Christian Ministry - Chaplaincy Ministry Concentration is designed to prepare servant leaders with theological and practical competencies for chaplaincy service in diverse ministry contexts in the 21st century. This 72-hour degree will educate and equip persons for specialized ministry in institutional, congregational, and public settings such as: (1) the military, health care systems, correctional facilities, corporations, and industries; (2) disaster scenes and other catastrophic events requiring crisis intervention and spiritual leadership; (3) transitory population contexts such as airports, seaports, recreational venues, and national parks; (4) and special interest groups such as civic clubs and sports teams.
Why DBU's Chaplaincy Program?
A colleague in ministry once wrote: "Chaplaincy is the greatest story never told!" After 24 1/2 years as a military chaplain and several years of teaching students who are preparing for pastoral and chaplaincy ministry, I heartily concur. Chaplaincy is a unique calling for compassionate and caring individuals to minister to the spiritual needs of people in settings beyond the local church. - Dr. Tom Vann, Chaplain (Colonel), U.S. Army, Retired
What Others Have to Say
“The Master of Arts in Christian Ministry - Chaplaincy degree at Dallas Baptist University will be a state-of-the-art, cutting-edge program that will, no doubt, become the new ‘gold standard’ for chaplaincy preparation anywhere in the country today.”
—Bobby Smith, Director of Chaplaincy Relations and Endorser,
Baptist General Convention of Texas
"My time in the Graduate School of Ministry has taught me what faith in Jesus Christ looks like on the ground. In this place Christ is not just an allegiance pledged, or idea for upright living. Jesus Christ is the living God that is worshiped and lived for through real engagement with His Word and Truth. " -Megan Alleman
“I thank God for the chaplaincy. It is a unique opportunity to serve God as shepherd on point, loving and serving those who defend and protect our nation. That’s why I’m a chaplain and proud of it.”
—CH (LTC) Marc S. Gauthier, United States Army
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