Christian Law Enforcement Chaplaincy Workshop

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Christian Law Enforcement Chaplaincy Workshop 2016

Concordia Seminary, together with Peace Officer Ministries, Inc. (POM), will host “Christian Law Enforcement Chaplaincy—Theology and Practice,” on May 23-27, 2016, on the Seminary campus. The workshop offers unique accredited training for chaplains, peace officers, and pastors, focusing on effective Christian ministry to and through law enforcement.

Key principles that participants can expect to take away with them after attending the workshop include: understanding law enforcement as vocation (God’s calling); distinguishing and properly applying Law and Gospel and God’s Two Kingdoms within a law enforcement context; addressing practical, legal, historical, cultural and missiological considerations; employing Christian stress management and officer spiritual survival strategies; and identifying characteristics of a competent Christian chaplain. The Department of Homeland Security Course Component fulfills DHS Guidelines for First Responders. The Critical Incident Stress management section fulfills basic group debriefing requirements from the ICISF (International Critical Incident Stress Foundation).

Rev. Frank Ruffatto, executive director and chaplain of POM, will serve as the introductory speaker on Monday morning. Other presenters include Stephanie Abernethy, Rev. Richard Norris, Michael Dahmer, Chief Daniel Dusseau, Steve Gielda, Chief William Jones, Rev. Steven Lee, Dr. Thomas Mijares, Dr. Dave Minionis, Chad Montgomery, Rev. Stephen Lee, and Steven Ruffatto.

Registration cost is $410. Registration costs include on-campus meals, materials, and CEUs. Limited on-campus housing is available on a first-come first-served basis. Housing is dormitory style with shared bathrooms and showers. Rooms are on the second floor and are not handicapped accessible. Rates are $45 per night for single or couple and $30 per night for a shared room.