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Christian Law Enforcement Chaplaincy


June 4, 2018
June 8, 2018




Concordia Seminary, St. Louis
801 Seminary Place
St. Louis, MO 63105 United States


Concordia Seminary, St. Louis and Peace Officer Ministries (POM) will host “Christian Law Enforcement Chaplaincy—Theology and Practice” 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 covered:

  • 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
  • Identify characteristics of a competent Christian chaplain

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) course

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) course component fulfills DHS guidelines for first responders. The critical incident stress management section fulfills basic group debriefing requirements from the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF).

LCMS Office of National Mission Scholarships
Limited scholarships may be available for Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) pastors and church workers, made available by the LCMS Office of National Mission. Contact the Seminary’s Continuing Education at ce@csl.edu for more information.

Terri Ruffatto Memorial Scholarships
The Terri Ruffatto Memorial Scholarship awards scholarships to LCMS seminary students based on an express interest in practical theology in the area of chaplaincy. The scholarship funds cover Christian Law Enforcement Chaplaincy Seminar tuition, and room and board to attend the seminar. For more information on the Terri Ruffatto Memorial Scholarship visit the scholarship page.

Monday June 4 at 9 a.m.

Registration deadline
May 18, 2018

Limited on-campus housing is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Housing is dormitory style with shared bathrooms and showers. Rates are $45 per night for single or couple, and $30 per night for a shared room.

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