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What Do You Need to Become a Holistic Chaplain?

Posted by Lawrence DeSantis on February 18, 2019 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Being a holistic chaplain is not about living in a monastery or spending countless hours locked in prayer. There is a lot more to it and training as a chaplain in the world today has numerous benefits. Apart from being important members of medical facilities, military outfits and schools (to name a few), holistic chaplains can even work in the corporate sector.

As an article published by the Forbes magazine elaborates; having a chaplain at work is appreciated by employees across the board. In short, if you’re looking into career prospects and facilitation that qualifying as a holistic chaplain can open up to you; there are many!


What’s it Going to Take?



So you’ve decided that you want to give ministerial training a go. You feel that it will be a wise personal or professional step for you. That’s great!

As a deliverance and healing service center based in Illinois that also provides online biblical studies certificates and diplomas, a question we are often asked is what it takes to become a holistic chaplain.

To be honest, it’s simpler than you think in many ways. We’re going to elaborate on some of the things you will need to become a holistic chaplain.


Curiosity


The first thing that will really be helpful as you train to become a holistic chaplain is curiosity. We’re not just talking about any type of curiosity however. We’re talking about a burning desire to learn and understand not just teachings from scriptures but also how they are applied in the real world.

It is this curiosity that will fuel your learning and accumulation of knowledge. With it, you will learn more, understand more and dig for answers where you feel they are missing!


Training



There are two things that make an artist. Raw talent and creativity coupled with persistence, practice and technical skill. The second bare necessity when it comes to becoming a holistic chaplain is the right kind of training.

You want to make sure your understanding of the bible, its teachings and other related scriptures and knowledge is as clear as possible. This knowledge will act as the bases for the work you do in the future. If you’re serious about becoming a holistic chaplain, find a reputable bible school that offers recognized certification.

Formal training is absolutely necessary if you want to do the work!


Humility


One of the biggest struggles for many who receive enlightenment and understanding is keeping their ego at bay. Everyone who certifies in bible studies might not necessarily become a chaplain.

The ego is something that will make you feel better than others yet eventually bring you down. If you’re about to train in something significant that will allow you access to understanding and knowledge that many might lack, you need to make sure you stay humble through it all!


In Conclusion


It isn’t rocket science; however, becoming a chaplain is hard work. That being said, if you are curious, possess the right training and are humble, there is no reason why you should not be able to become a Holistic Chaplain yourself!

If you’re reading this, you probably already have the intention and might be on the fence! Connect with us! Maybe we can help you decide if being a holistic chaplain is truly for you!

The Benefits Of Prayer In Life

Posted by Lawrence DeSantis on January 21, 2019 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)


Preparing for Ministry: 3 Things You Can Do to Gear Up

Posted by Lawrence DeSantis on January 18, 2019 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)




Preparing for ministerial training can be an extremely exciting prospect. Even if you aren’t training as a priest or a dedicated minister, ministerial training can be something that is professionally beneficial to you. In any case, if you’re looking to take up ministerial training, here are a few things that might help you get into gear.


Reading


The first thing you want to do when it comes to preparing for ministerial training is to be up to date on your reading. When it comes to understanding religious teachings, being clear on the backing theory is important. Ministers are required to have a basic knowledge on all thing life related which is why being well read is important.

Read about science, read about scripture, and read about human relationships. Just make sure you put yourself into the habit of regular reading because ministerial training will require just that!


Keep an open mind


Sometimes we train in disciplines which become our sole and only truth. This can be extremely limiting as the truth of the universe is not something that is still and predictable. If you’re about to take up ministerial training, keep an open mind.

There may be thing taught to you that do not resonate with what you have been taught before and the more you resist new wisdom, the less it benefits you.

Keep an open mind, even if you have learned things before, humble yourself to the notion that there is still a whole lot more to learn!


Take Stock


Last but not least, ministerial training is about a lot more than theory. It’s about emulating a lifestyle. It’s about understanding and internalizing principals that might challenge the way you have been living your life thus far.

Take stock. Don’t be scared. Allow yourself to understand the fact that even you might have made mistakes. Learn to be okay with this. Learn to see how your mistakes may have led to greater learning. In any case, take stock!

The more you take ownership of your actions, the better you will be at supporting and guiding those you are working with!


Winding Down


Understanding and working on the pointers above prior to your ministerial training is what might ensure that your training is successful and fruitful. If you’re someone looking into ministerial training and certification, feel free to look up course structures.

If you’re from Illinois or Wisconsin and are looking for deliverance and healing services or an online bible school, feel free to connect with us for more information!

Ministerial Training: 3 Professionals that Can Benefit from Ministerial Training

Posted by Lawrence DeSantis on January 17, 2019 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (0)



If you’re planning on becoming a minister or training as a priest minstrel training is probably something you need. This being said, priesthood and looking into qualifying as a minister are not the only things that ministerial training is good for.

Ministerial training can actually be a brilliant body of knowledge to add to a number of professions. Certain jobs and professions can actually benefit from the right kind of ministerial training and we’re going to elaborate on some of these.


Teachers


If you’re someone in the teaching profession, ministerial training can be massively beneficial. Ministers are required to deal with all kinds of people in all kinds of situations. Teaching is not very different.

Ministerial training allows you to better address your students, their problems, their personal struggles and more. In being better equipped to support and encourage your students, you become a better teacher. In other words, ministerial training allows you to come through as a teacher in more ways than you would have without it!


Soldiers


Anyone who has been out to war will know how much the process can take out of a man. When on the front, there are situations where one’s faith and will to live is put to the test. For higher ranking officers and team leaders, ministerial training can be a huge asset.

Ministerial training can help you support not just those in your team but also yourself. Through ministerial training you can obtain a deeper understanding of the lord and why things happen. This can help you offer support and solace to those in your team, troop or battalion. In short, you can be an asset for those who really need it.


Mental Health Professionals


Last but not least, ministerial training is brilliant for those in the mental health profession. Many who have sought counselling complain about the lack of spiritual connection. Many counselors too seem to neglect the very profound spiritual aspect of mental health.

Ministerial training equips us better as mental health practitioners. It allows us to gain a deeper and broader understanding of our circumstances and offers solace to those we work with. Through ministerial training, an integrative mental health practitioner can make their practice more holistic. If you’re a mental health practitioner, ministerial training as an addition to your skills might just be ideal!


Winding Down


If you’re someone who belongs to any of the professions above, ministerial training might be a good idea. Even if you’re not sure, it helps to look into what ministerial training teaches you!

If you’re looking for deliverance and healing services or an online bible school and come from Illinois or Wisconsin, feel free to connect with us for more information!

Healing Checklist to Help You Grow

Posted by Lawrence DeSantis on January 16, 2019 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)


Professional Benefits of Taking up Ministerial Training

Posted by Lawrence DeSantis on January 16, 2019 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (0)

The online publication, Chron, recently published an article on the differences between ministerial and pastoral work.



In a nutshell where pastoral work may be more specific to the church and matters of the soul, spirit and religion primarily; ministerial work is a little more spread out. Pastors are also considered congregational leaders where as ministers act as guides, in a sense.

Further, taking up ministerial training offers numerous professional benefits both to those wishing to take up ministerial work as a full time practice as well as those looking to grow their personal skills.


Learning to Communicate


Being able to communicate with those you guide, preach to and work with is all extremely important when it comes to being a minister for the church. For this reason, one of the things you ministerial training will teach you is how to engage with and communicate with people from different walks of life and different backgrounds.

Improvement in your communication skills is beneficial for most professions where engaging with people is necessary. Whether you specialize as a lawyer, a doctor or even as a teacher, the communication skill enhancement that ministerial training offers is highly valuable professionally.


Spiritually Informed Choices


Having an understanding of religion and religious history gives us a lot to draw on by way of example. This further allows us to navigate our lives and life choices from a place of greater awareness. As a result, we are able to make better decisions both from a worldly and divine standpoint.

This in turn ensures success in our dealings and professional progress.


Specialized Jobs



Ministers working as chaplains are in great demand and needed by a number of institutions across the US as well as abroad. Completing a ministerial training course opens numerous professional doors including acceptance into various institutions. Institutions where ministers are sought after include:

  • Schools
  • Universities
  • Hospitals
  • Hospices
  • Retirement homes
  • Military institutions
  • The merchant navy

There are numerous other professional setups where ministerial professionals are needed. Many of these provide adequate compensation for services rendered as well as other perks and opportunities.


Expanding your Qualifications


If you’re an academic or someone looking into getting into research on religious matters, ministerial training can be quite an asset. The same offers you the opportunity to extensively study important biblical milestones making you an authority on the same.

This in turn can help further your research and other study.


Winding Down


As you can see, whether or not you practice, if you look into available ministerial trainings and courses, the same can benefit you immensely by way of your profession.

If you’re looking for deliverance and healing services or an online bible school and come from Illinois or Wisconsin, feel free to connect with us for more information!

Being a Holistic Chaplain: What It Is All About

Posted by Lawrence DeSantis on January 15, 2019 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (0)

The world today is full of all kinds of problems, disasters and catastrophes both natural and manmade. It stands to reason that people today need emotional support and mentoring like never before. When it comes to human support structures, you have everything from mental health practitioners and doctors to religious leaders and spiritual guides.

It is through a combination of various disciplines, beliefs and systems of understanding that we may endeavor to heal and evolve as well as help others do the same.


What Is Being a Holistic Chaplain All About?



A recent article goes over the differences between a pastor and a chaplain for those confused between the two. We have elaborated on what being a holistic chaplain is all about in the paragraphs below for the purpose of clarity.


General Overview


Chaplains are official members of the clergy who are trained and geared towards the provision of support as well as other required services to those in need. These include those who are terminally ill, infirm, incarcerated or incapable of physically making it to religious gatherings and meetings.

Chaplains may be employed by various institutions which include but are not restricted to military setups, hospitals, educational institutions, corrective institutions and of course religious institutions.


What is a Holistic Chaplain Exactly?


A holistic chaplain is basically someone who apart from spiritual or religious guidance and support offers other forms of care and support that is needed by those in need to heal, thrive and overcome. A holistic chaplain is has studied to the bachelors or masters level and then proceeded to complete a specialized certification.

Such individuals provide emotional and spiritual support as well as guidance and mentoring to those in the institutions they serve. The idea is to facilitate the healing, spiritual and emotional development and growth of the individual who is being served.

Chaplains once served those of the Christian faith exclusively; however, they now work with people in need regardless of creed or culture offering support and guidance when and where needed.

Depending on where they work, a chaplain provides support and comfort to not just those in need but also to others working within the same institution.

Though there are those who may do the work in service of the Lord, chaplains are also offered a stipend or salary depending on the situation and what is negotiated.


Winding Down


If you wish to help those in need as well as serve, teach, guide and comfort those in need of support, you might want to look into holistic chaplain certifications available to you.

If you’re looking for deliverance and healing services or an online bible school and come from Illinois or Wisconsin, feel free to connect with us for more information!


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