Membership and Registration



are for those individuals who are engaged professionally in providing some aspect of spiritual care, including:

  • Chaplains
  • Counselors
  • Pastors, Priests, and Rabbis
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Social Workers
  • Nurses

Professional members receive continuing professional education credit (CEUs) for their participation in Oates Institute learning events. Professional members have access to all of the resources of the Oates Journal and the Center for Oates Studies. They also may register for any of the seminars or Self Study modules for free.

A limited number of complimentary review seats may be available for selected seminars. Please contact for more information.


are for churches, synagogues, and other organizations providing spiritual care to their members in their communities. Congregational memberships provide anyone who is a member of the congregation to access any of the resources of the Oates Journal and the Center for Oates Studies. Congregational membership also provides any member of the congregation to participate in any of the seminars, webinars, self-study modules, or other events for a member discount rate.

Congregational memberships ranges from $300–500 per congregation depending on weekly worship attendance and run for 12 months (Note: All one-year congregational memberships currently go through the end of 2014).


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