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Otago/Southland: SCNZ Certificate Training, Phases 1,2

15 September - 16 September

Map of location of Otago/Southland Sports Chaplaincy training
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Otago/Southland Sports Chaplaincy training Phase 1,2

Otago/Southland Sports Chaplaincy training Phase 1,2 will run over 2 days, from 9am until 4pm. Each day will include one phase of training, consisting of six hours of interactive class time, plus breaks for lunch, and also morning and afternoon tea.

Phase One:

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

Phase Two:

  • The athlete
  • ‘Ole!’ – affirming athletes
  • Praying with and also for athletes
  • Adrenaline, stress, anxiety and depression
  • Critical incidents
  • Biculturalism and Te Tiriti o Waitangi

This is the first half of SCNZ’s Four Phase training. We will offer Phase 3 and 4 in February. Phase 3 centres on mentoring and includes a visit to a sports organisation. Phase 4 provides practical guidance on subjects such as family life, suicide awareness, and grief, loss and transitions. Four Phase training is especially relevant if you wish to serve formally as a Sports Chaplain.

Following each session, there is time for you to reflect on your learning and its application.

After completing all four phases, you may then apply to become an accredited Sports Chaplain.

More information about SCNZ training.

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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.


Your course fees cover:

  • Interactive training with experienced trainers
  • Comprehensive training notes
  • Venue hire
  • And, most important of all, morning and afternoon tea
2 Phases (1-2)

Early Bird Price: $225*

Full Price: $250


In order to secure your Otago/Southland Phase 1,2 training registration, a deposit of $50 is required.  The balance needs to be paid 1 week prior to the  training.
*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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15 September
16 September
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Shane Auld
027 4637159