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Bay of Plenty: Sports Chaplaincy Workshop

16 October - 17 October

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Sports Chaplaincy training Bay of Plenty is coming soon!

SCNZ’s Sports Chaplaincy Course is now ‘blended’ combining online and face-to-face training. The Sports Chaplaincy Workshop is the soft skills part of the Course, which complements the online part of the Course.

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Location of October Bay of Plenty Sports Chaplaincy training

Course information for Sports Chaplaincy training Bay of Plenty

Topics covered during the Course are:

  • Sports Chaplaincy NZ;
  • biblical basis for sports ministry;
  • foundations of Sports Chaplaincy;
  • legal compliance and codes;
  • presence;
  • biculturalism;
  • the athlete;
  • affirmation;
  • prayer;
  • wellbeing;
  • suicide;
  • critical incidents;
  • grief, loss and transitions;
  • active listening;
  • telling the Good News;
  • mentoring;
  • placement.

After this course, you may then apply to become an accredited Sports Chaplain. This process includes an interview, as well as police and reference checks.

If you would like to serve your community, then there are many opportunities available in Sports Chaplaincy.

Find out more about Sports Chaplaincy NZ.

Workshop information for Sports Chaplaincy training Bay of Plenty

The Workshop centres on face-to-face pastoral and mentoring skills, following on from the theory learnt in the online learning programme.

In order to become a Sports Chaplain, participation in the Workshop is required.

The Workshop will run Friday 7-9:30 pm, then Saturday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

To find out more about training as a Sports Chaplain, then contact matt.hawkins@sportschaplaincy.co.nz

How much does the Sports Chaplaincy Workshop cost?

We ask for a koha, or donation, in order to help cover the cost of this training. You are welcome to give whatever you feel is appropriate according to your personal financial circumstances as well as the value of the training for you.

Interested in the Sports Chaplaincy workshop?

If you are interested in attending, then please click on the link below. Following this, a Sports Chaplaincy representative will be in touch to let you know more, and discuss whether this training is the right next step for you.

Register your interest now



16 October
17 October
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