Doctor of Ministry
HEALTH CARE CHAPLAINCY DMIN
A FLEXIBLE NEW DMIN EMPHASIS FOR HEALTH CARE CHAPLAINS
Grow and build on your hospital chaplaincy without leaving it. Fuller’s new Doctor of Ministry emphasis is tailored to your needs as a professional chaplain—with online courses, mentoring via phone or Skype, and credit for conferences you may already be attending.
Dive deeper into the nuances of chaplaincy, explore new ideas, and take your service to the next level.
- "Innovations in Health Care Chaplaincy" online course (8 units)
This class touches on several of the complex and multi-layered categories upon which professional chaplaincy is built. Students will have the opportunity to refresh and expand their understanding and explore ways--in conversation with their classmates--to enhance their abilities as professional chaplains.
- "Exploring the Contours of Ministry" online course (4 units)
This online course is the gateway into the Doctor of Ministry Program. Students are invited to discover and share personal and ministry reflections within the context of a local community of support.
- Association of Professional Chaplains Conference (up to 8 units)
Earn credit towards your DMin degree by attending two years of the Association of Professional Chaplains Conference.
- Two-Year Mentoring, by phone (4 units)
This mentoring experience integrates the various components of a student’s D.Min coursework, personal development, and unique ministry context.
- DMin course electives (16 units)
Fuller DMin Program has the most diverse selection of DMin seminars in the known universe. Pick three seminars from the Course Schedule here, or suggest an independent study (with necessary approval) to fulfill one of the course requirements.
- Doctoral Project Phase (8 units)
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Al Garcilazo [Albert V. Garcilazo], a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, earned a B.A. in theology and biblical languages from Walla Walla University, an M.Div. from Andrews University, and a Ph.D. in theology (New Testament studies) from Fuller Theological Seminary.
He has served as a pastor for nearly eighteen years in the Seventh-day Adventist Church and as an adjunct instructor for Azusa Pacific University, La Sierra University, and Fuller Theological Seminary. Al’s [Garcilazo’s] doctoral dissertation was published by Peter Lang in 2007 under the title The Corinthian Dissenters and the Stoics. He is currently the chaplain supervisor of Adventist Health Glendale, Glendale, California where he has served as a chaplain for nearly fifteen years. Al [Garcilazo] is a husband, father, and grandfather. He likes to read, walk, hike, and spend time with his family.