The Ukrainian Certificate in Chaplaincy is designed for Ukrainian-speaking persons who may not possess a baccalaureate degree but have a desire to develop pastoral and spiritual life counseling skills. It offers introductory preparation for those who will serve in local churches or other service fields (e.g., health, armed forces) in a direct helping ministry. To be admitted into the Certificate, students must have completed upper secondary school (Atestat/Matriculation School Certificate) with a minimum rating of “satisfactory.”1 Admission to the Certificate does not ensure admission to a Trinity degree program; however, it is designed so that courses completed may apply toward a future Trinity undergraduate degree. Certificate students must maintain a 2.5 GPA in all courses (12 hours) required for the certificate. Transfer students must take a minimum of 9 hours of courses in the certificate at Trinity. The Ukrainian Certificate in Chaplaincy graduate is not eligible for a license as a mental health counselor or board certification as a professional chaplain in the United States.
1 Ukraine credential equivalent to U.S. high school graduation with a minimum of a 2.0 GPA.
The Certificate in Chaplaincy graduate will be able to:
- exhibit Christian maturity and professionalism (integrity, responsibility, etc.), pastoral sensitivity, and care for people in service professions or fields (e.g., ministry, health, armed forces)(Pastoral Care).
- develop interpersonal relationships and self-awareness to serve people in settings within and beyond the local church (Interpersonal Skills).
- understand and employ various approaches to crisis intervention and stress management as well as practically help people respond to crisis or stress (Crisis Preparation).
- understand biblical and theological concepts related to counseling and the implications of serving in a chaplain role within or beyond a Christian ministry setting as well as employ basic counseling skills (Counseling).