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Otago/Southland: SCNZ Certificate Training, Phases 1-4

20 September - 23 September

Map of location of Otago/Southland Sports Chaplaincy training
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Otago/Southland Sports Chaplaincy training

Each day of Otago/Southland Sports Chaplaincy training covers one phase of training, consisting of six hours of interactive class time, plus breaks for lunch or dinner, and also morning and afternoon tea. You may choose to do all 4 phases in one go, or alternatively you may choose to do two phases now and then the other two at a later date. Four Phase training is especially relevant for those who wish to serve formally as a Sports Chaplain.

Phase One:

  • Biblical basis for sports ministry
  • Foundations of Sports Chaplaincy
  • Key principle: presence
  • Presence’s four expressions
  • Pastoral care in sports settings
  • Overview of Sports Chaplaincy New Zealand

Phase Two:

  • The athlete
  • ‘Ole!’ – affirming athletes
  • Praying with and also for athletes
  • Adrenaline, stress, anxiety and depression
  • Critical incidents
  • Māori culture

Phase Three:

  • Mentoring
  • Active listening
  • Reason for the hope – sharing the gospel with gentleness and also respect
  • SCNZ’s code of conduct
  • Sports organisations (includes a field trip)

Phase Four:

  • Health and safety
  • Family life
  • Grief, loss and transitions
  • Suicide awareness
  • Pathway to placement
  • Developing your game plan

Following each session, time is provided for you to reflect on your learning and its application for you. Once these ‘Learning Captures’ are complete you will submit them as part of your application for membership.

After completing all four phases of Otago/Southland Sports Chaplaincy training, you may then apply to become an accredited Sports Chaplain. Sports Chaplains must be endorsed by their church, and also have a clean police record. We will assess your suitability for the role and then assist you with finding a placement in a sporting organisation. We have chaplains serving in local schools and clubs, as well as in representative and professional teams.

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Minimum Attendance

If a minimum of 5 trainees is not met, then you will be notified 2 weeks before the start date and any money you have paid will be refunded immediately.


Your course fees cover:

  • Interactive training with experienced trainers
  • Comprehensive training notes
  • Venue hire
  • And, most important of all, morning and afternoon tea
4 Phases (1-4)

Early Bird Price: $450*

Full Price: $495

2 Phases (1-2 or 3-4)

Early Bird Price: $225*

Full Price: $250


In order to secure your Manawatū Phase 1,2 training registration, a deposit of $50 is required.  The balance needs to be paid 1 week prior to training commencing.
*For early bird pricing you must have your registration submitted and deposit paid 1 month before training commences. So register now to take advantage of early bird pricing.

Your church or chaplaincy outlet may wish to help by sponsoring the cost of training, and also your membership fee. Therefore, we suggest you discuss this with them.

Scholarships are also available for those in financial hardship. If you would like to apply for a scholarship then please contact the training organiser.

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20 September
23 September
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Shane Auld
027 4637159