|Posted by Lawrence DeSantis on March 23, 2019 at 11:45 AM|
As purveyors of truth, holistic chaplains are some of the most well educated individuals that you will meet. These people have the authority to represent the church outside of just the four walls and don’t necessarily have to be associated with one specific organization.
Holistic chaplains are called so because they’re educated in a wide range of scientific and medical fields, to have a full understanding of God and the systems that he’s created. This academically rigorous path is a full-time commitment to understanding the facets of human knowledge not in isolation, but as part of a larger system.
The Theoretical Basis for Holistic Religion
If the way to understand God is to appreciate and cherish his creation, then the pursuit of knowledge becomes an integral part of religion. Although the various fields of human knowledge have their applications in different part of our existence; these combined give us knowledge of the universe as a whole.
As we begin to understand separate aspects of the universe and the interconnectivity between these separate aspects of knowledge, we don’t see the universe as comprised of separate elements. Instead we see it as a culmination of non-mutually exclusive mechanisms that make it work.
Once we see the mechanism, we then begin to also appreciate the path that the universe is following, becoming closer to an understanding of universal truths as prescribed by God himself. These truths are what a holistic chaplain seeks out and therefore these people have a deeper understanding of religion compared to other scholars or preachers.
Requirements for Becoming a Holistic Chaplain
You need to get a college degree to become a holistic chaplain. There are college programs that are dedicated to training aspiring individuals to become Holistic Chaplains. These programs have the following coursework:
This is by no means an exhaustive list, but these are some of the courses you’re going to have to pass in order to become a holistic chaplain.
The process for becoming a holistic chaplain requires you to fulfill the following requirements:
Once you meet each of these criteria, you can then begin to practice medicine and also fulfill your responsibilities as a man of God.
At Aquila Christian Ministries, we welcome aspiring chaplains to offer online biblical certifications. In addition to this we conduct weekly breakthrough meetings and ministerial training to help more people spread the word of God and welcome it into their lives. Get in touch with us today for more information on our activities or to learn about our ministerial training activities in Illinois and Wisconsin.