Complete your required training to become an accredited sports chaplain

Be trained in the world leading methodology for ministry to sports communities, including the knowledge and skills to get you started as a sports chaplain.

Sports Chaplaincy Australia’s training emphasises presence within a community as a key to providing appropriate wellbeing support and pastoral care across all levels of sport.

It follows a community or urban chaplaincy model, so is suitable for a broad spectrum of people want to make a positive Christian difference in a key gathering place in their broader community.

This training is required for accreditation as a chaplain with SCA.

Sports Chaplaincy Training

Our Sports Chaplaincy Training is our primary training and recommended pathway for those who are seeking to become sports chaplains. The training provides an integrated framework covering role and motivation, factual information, and skills for ministry. It includes 21 hours of delivered content, with a minimum of 14 hours face-to-face, along with additional reading and video presentations.

Sports Chaplaincy Context Supplement

Our Context Supplement training is for those who have previously completed SCA’s Present People course and wish to become sports chaplains. It specifically addresses the role of a sports chaplain, factual information about sports, and additional skills to supplement Present People, in order to complete the training requirements for accreditation as a chaplain.

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  • 31

    May 2024

    SCA’s Sports Chaplaincy Training is recognised as a global leader in preparing people to serve God as skilled pastoral care volunteers in the world of sport.Presented by an experienced team of trainers from SCA. Face to Face over 2 days; Friday 31 May and Saturday 1 June, 9:00am-5:30pm (Sydney/Melbourne Time) and one Zoom session.

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    June 2024

    SCA’s Sports Chaplaincy Training is recognised as a global leader in preparing people to serve God as skilled pastoral care volunteers in the world of sport.Presented by an experienced team of trainers from SCA. Face to Face over 2 days; Friday 21 June and Saturday 22 June, 9:00am-4:30pm (Sydney/Melbourne Time) and one Zoom session.

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    July 2024

    SCA’s Advanced Sports Chaplaincy Training is recognised as a global leader in preparing people to serve God as skilled pastoral care volunteers in the world of sport.Presented by an experienced team of trainers from SCA. Over 8 Tuesday evenings – 7:30-10:00pm (Sydney/Melbourne Time) Pls adjust for other time zones

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EXPRESS INTEREST in Sports Chaplaincy Training

Select this option to register your interest in SCA’s Sports Chaplaincy Training.

EXPRESS INTEREST in Sports Chaplaincy Context Supplement

Select this option to register your interest in SCA’s Sports Chaplaincy Context Training for 2023. Completion of Present People training is required before proceeding with the Sports Chaplaincy Context training.

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