Program Director

I am convinced that we as believers should pursue taking the regenerating Word of God to the law enforcement and other government institutions where church has limited access. I believe that the chaplains can be an effective tool to achieve this goal. When Christians stand for the truth and clearly and persuasively communicate it to the government, it should have a positive effect on the church. The government should be more open to allowing representatives from churches to serve as chaplains. The very presence of Christians in law enforcement and other governmental structures will indeed help to decrease cases of corruption, injustice and acts of violence, and it would positively impact moral transformation of the society at large.

This is why Kyiv Theological seminary (KTS) invites pastors, church ministers and representatives of Christian mission and parachurch organizations (both male and female) without any age restrictions to study at the Pastoral and Chaplaincy Program.

Valentyn Korenevich, Director of Pastoral and Chaplaincy Program

About Program

Mission:

Mission of Pastoral and Chaplaincy Leadership program is to develop in students sound theological understanding of the Bible to effectively exercise Pastoral and Chaplain care among people operating under conditions where meeting their social and religious needs is limited.

Vision:

To see in Ukraine pastors and chaplains, who by means of Gods Word and required social assistance, serve people operating in armed forces camps, hospitals, police departments and fire brigades, detention facilities and other places restricted to the church.

Goals:

  1. To prepare chaplains to be able to meet spiritual and social needs of people in circumstances with limited opportunities to satisfy their social and religions needs.
  2. To train chaplains to serve outside of their local churches.
  3. To train students in the areas of evangelism, counselling and discipleship in reliance on the Holy Spirit to minister the Word of God to people in challenging circumstances with confidence and courage.
  4. To teach the students how to use effective methods of evangelism and to train other believers to share the Good News in challenging circumstances.
  5. To introduce the students to the specifics of pastor-chaplain ministry cooperating with chaplains from different denominations.
  6. To help the students acquire unique skills necessary for a pastor-chaplain in the areas of preaching, teaching, administration and counselling. 

Core Values:

  1. We value the ability to listen to people we serve.
  2. We value the desire and ability to understand people from different religions and confessions 
  3. We realise the needs of society in chaplain ministry.
  4. We value understanding and keeping the principle of double subordination of chaplain ministry in government institutions.
  5. We value work of other chaplains and people in places of our ongoing ministry.
  6. We value accountability to the church delegating powers for a chaplain to fulfill all necessary functions in the course of ministry.
  7. We value precise and dynamic Bible study, humility and relying on the Holy Spirit in the ministry.
  8. We value practical application of received knowledge in real ministry.
  9. The curriculum for Pastoral and Chaplain Leadership program includes Biblical, theological and practical aspects designed to prepare the student to effective ministry as Pastor-Chaplain in his own country or abroad. The goal is to provide a balance between academic information received in classrooms and practical application of spiritual truth to those needing spiritual care under challenging circumstances.

Curriculum

Major Courses:
СL 101 Intro to Chaplaincy Ministry
CL 102 Chaplaincy in Hospitals
CL 105 Chaplaincy in prisons
CL 108 Administration Chaplaincy service
CL 109 Expository preaching for chaplains
CL 110 Protestant Chaplains among the Orthodox
CL 111 Chaplaincy in adaptation and rehabilitation centers
CL 204 Chaplaincy Ministry in the Armed Forces
CL 207 Introduction to counseling Capellan
CP 401 Life and Health of Body of Christ
CP 405 DNA of Reproducing Churches

Core Courses:
GS 101 Orientation 
BE 101 Hermeneutics 
GS 102 Grammar 
OT 101 Old Testament Survey 1 
OT 102 Old Testament Survey 2 
GS 115 Critical Thinking & Writing 1 
NT 201 New Testament Survey 1 
NT 202 New Testament Survey 2
PT 204 Homiletics 1 (for men)
GS 301 Public Speaking (for women)
TH 201 Theology 1 – Introduction, Revelation and the Nature of God
TH 202 Theology 2 – Man and Sin; Angels 
TH 301 Theology 3 – The person and work of Christ in salvation 
PT 304 Homiletics 2 (for men)
PT 306 Spiritual Leadership (for women)
CH 301 Church History 1
CH 302 Church History 2 
TH 302 Theology 4 – The Spirit and the Church, Last Things 
WM 410 World Mission and the Church
BE 146 Exposition of Romans 
PT 302 Biblical Counseling 
PT 402 Christian Theology and Spiritual Life
PT 401 Ethics