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WELS Chaplaincy Certification Program

There is a growing need to share the love of Christ with people who are experiencing special life situations, including but not limited to those who are confined to hospitals, correctional facilities, serving in the military, and/or other private and public residences. WELS pastors and lay workers, too, are increasingly drawn to participate in such ministries.

With the increase of opportunities for gospel ministry, the result is that those specializing in this ministry are required to be better trained and to carry qualifying credentials, certificates, and appropriate degrees for various forms of chaplaincy care.

To prepare and qualify pastors and lay workers for such ministries, the WELS Chaplaincy Certification Program has been designed and implemented to train and prepare workers for these specialized ministries. The WELS Chaplaincy Certification Program also requires continuing education units for graduates to retain certification.


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