SSOL Materials for Chaplains
Chaplains may find offerings regarding Communications, Group Dynamics, and Organizational Studies; Counseling, Care Giving, and Self-Care; Marketing, Outreach & Missions; Religion and Society; Scriptures; Spirituality; Worship; and Social Justice Studies of particular interest (please see a table displaying these particular online offerings below).
Chaplains may also be interested in the various categories of learning that focus on individuals of different races, cultures, sexual orientation, and gender. Visit our SSOL Categories of Learning page for more!
Chaplains are traditionally ministers of a religious tradition who are attached to a secular institution such as a hospital, prison, military unit, sports team, police department, fire department, business, university or college, or private chapel. Chaplains may or may not be certified, have a theological education, or be ordained or commissioned by a particular denomination. Chaplains are expected to serve the spiritual and emotional needs of those they serve. Some chaplains perform wedding or funeral ceremonies, administer communion, deliver spiritual messages, offer prayer at public meetings, and provide regular counseling. Other chaplains may also meet the needs of the moment, usually through listening, prayer, and pastoral care.