DEDICATED TO EXCELLENCE
IN SPIRITUAL CARE EDUCATION

Weaving together the disciplines of spiritual care, health and wellness, psychology and more.

Earn Continuing Education Units while expanding your Spiritual Care learning in four ways:

Professional Track

For chaplains, counselors, pastors, social workers, and other caregivers working from a mind-body-spirit perspective.

Caring Presence Program

For non-professionals, to help congregations or organizations facilitate the development of spiritual care teams.

UPCOMING COURSES

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Creating a Caring Presence

REGISTER BY: January 8, 2019 BEGINS:  January 15, 2019   Spiritual Caregivers are constantly called on to provide a caring presence with persons in all kinds of life events. In facing the stress of everyday ministry, it is helpful from ...
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Issues in Spirituality and Palliative Care

As the best practices continue to emerge in the field of Palliative Care, spiritual caregivers have much to offer. This seminar will be an opportunity to examine and discuss some of the latest developments as well as reviewing the tried ...
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Multi-disciplinary Cooperation in Caring for the Whole Person

Holistic medicine means consideration of the complete person, physically, psychologically, socially, and spiritually, in the management and prevention of disease. Spiritual caregivers are expert in bringing their skills and knowledge to address the spiritual issues of a patient in this ...
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The Nones come from every part of society

Spirituality and the “Nones”

What is it like to do ministry and care for the spiritual needs of people in a post-religious era? This course will look at our ministry in work in light of data about the state of religion and spirituality in ...
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Spiritual Care of the Traumatic Brain Injury Person and Family

This seminar, facilitated by Eddie Reynolds, M. Div., and Executive Director of the Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky, is an introduction to the world of persons with an Acquired Brain Injury, or ABI. This will acquaint you with definitions, issues, ...
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LATEST NEWS

Dr. E. Glenn Hinson Named 2018 Wayne E. Oates Award Recipient

Dr. E. Glenn Hinson is the 2018 Wayne E. Oates Award Recipient. The Oates Awards Banquet will be held Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 6 p.m. (gathering and heavy hors d’oeuvres) with the program following shortly after a 7 p.m.,…

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JOIN US AT THE OATES INSTITUTE

You’re entering a unique global learning community for spiritual and pastoral care. Here, you’ll find colleagues, collaborators, and facilitators committed to exploring the integration of spirituality, psychology, medicine, and ethics. You’ll delve into relevant topical research. Learn practical strategies you can implement. And grow professionally and personally, earning continuing education credits.

For more than 20 years, the Oates Institute has offered thought provoking online seminars presented by facilitators who challenge and inspire, often leading discussions into new and uncharted areas as we collectively work to raise the standard of spiritual care. We invite you to explore our website and our offerings and see how you can bring new dimensions to the spiritual care you provide.