Manda University


Foundational chaplaincy using both secular and Biblical approaches to this unique ministry.

The Mission of the Department of Chaplaincy

To equip students to effectively serve persons in a variety of environments who are undergoing crisis.

Manda University’s unique Bachelor of Chaplaincy Degree Program answers the call to provide an in-depth, intensive approach to the “ministry of presence.” In addition to the traditional chaplaincy curriculum, there is a strong emphasis placed on the scriptural basis for each component of the program. The strength behind any Chaplain’s effectiveness is his or her knowledge of the Word of God, coupled with powerful crisis intervention methodologies. A Chaplain provides both emotional and spiritual support at the community level in a variety environments such as fire departments, law enforcement agencies, hospitals and hospices, military, and other specialized positions where the need for the love and truth of the Lord Jesus Christ is evident.


The successful graduate will be prepared to serve as a Professional or Ordained Chaplain and/or to enroll in the Master of Divinity degree program.

Chaplaincy Certificate Program

A person who has a call on their life to minister to his or her community as a Chaplain may enroll in the Threefold Chaplaincy Volunteer Training Program, and not in the entire Bachelor’s Program.

This program provides the attendee with a certificate that will acknowledge their successful completion of this program, which is an intensive for scriptural preparation. This program is intended for those who have previously completed other chaplaincy training, as well as for those who wish to minister through organizations, such as their church, for the purpose of doing hospital or home visitations.

The Certificate Program includes classes on:

The Certificate Program includes, but is not limited to, classes on:

1. Role of the Chaplain
2. Types and Duties of a Chaplain
3. Chaplaincy and the Law
4. Ethics & Responsibilities
5. Confidentiality
6. Evangelism
7. Communications
8. Emergency Service Profile
9. Nursing Home Chaplains
10. Law Enforcement Chaplaincy
11. Hospital Chaplains
12. Grief & Loss
13. Suicide
14. Trauma
15. Critical Incident Stress Mangagement
16. Pastoral Care Intervention
17. PTSD
18. Fear, Panic, & Depression
19. Human Trafficking
20. Chaplaincy to Children
21. Domestic Violence
22. Resources & Allies
23. Project
24. Threefold Chaplaincy Volunteer Training

Bachelor of Chaplaincy

This unique degree offers the chaplaincy candidate an opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree as well as certification as an Ordained Chaplain. The program combines foundational chaplaincy strategies with solid scriptural principles to enable the graduate to apply both the practical and spiritual aspects of the “ministry of presence.”

The Bachelor’s degree requires 120 credits and includes classes on:

The Bachelor’s degree requires 120 credits and includes, but is not limited to, classes on:

1. Role of Chaplain
2. English
3. Types and Duties of a Chaplain
4. Chaplaincy and the Law
5. Ethics & Responsibilities
6. Introduction to Psychology and Counseling
7. Confidentiality
8. Evangelism
9. Communications
10. Emergency Service Profile
11. Nursing Home Chaplains
12. Law Enforcement Chaplaincy
13. Hospital Chaplains
14. Grief & Loss
15. Suicide
16. Introduction to Probability and Statistics
17. Sociology
18. International and Intercultural Relations
19. World Cultural Studies
20. Trauma
21. Critical Incident Stress Mangagement
22. Pastoral Care Intervention
23. PTSD
24. Fear, Panic, & Depression
25. Human Anatomy & Physiology
26. Human Trafficking
27. Chaplaincy to Children
28. Religion, Race, and Ethnicity in Society
29. Domestic Violence
30. Resources & Allies
31. Thesis, Project, & Presentation

The successful Bachelor's graduate will be prepared to serve as a Professional Chaplain and/or to enroll in the Master of Divinity degree program.

Visit our School of Divinity to learn more about our Master's and Doctoral programs.