The National School Chaplain Association believes that spiritual care is an increasingly necessary part of the education system in the United States and that it can be a salve to the vast body of students who are struggling with low mental health and a lack of purpose. Given this belief, the NSCA is increasingly committed to providing school chaplains of the highest order and, to that end, they have updated the curriculum offered by their chaplaincy school to ensure that it produces accredited chaplains who can provide meaningful spiritual and pastoral care to whole school communities.
More information is available at https://nationalschoolchaplainassociation.org/
The Founder and CEO of the National School Chaplain Association, Rocky Malloy, calls their new chaplaincy school program “transformative”–and he expresses that, as an organization, their goal is nothing less than creating a total transformation in education.
According to the latest findings from the Newport Institute, today over 60% of students suffer from at least one mental health issue, and the facts showcase that there are insufficient care and counseling services available to these students to improve their state of mind and well-being.
Rocky Malloy and the board of directors at the NSCA believe that, therefore, with the right training, school chaplains can become a light in any school institution, sharing hope, joy, and faith with those students who need it most.
With the changes to their chaplaincy school, they now offer applicants the opportunity to learn about delivering pastoral care and counseling that fosters confidence, self-belief, dispels doubts and fears, nurtures dreams, and equips them to overcome failures.
More information on the new curriculum for the National School Chaplain Association’s chaplaincy school can be accessed at https://nationalschoolchaplainassociation.org/chaplains/
The NSCA’s chaplaincy school is open to candidates across the United States and they have a flexible admission process that will allow applicants to follow their own path, based upon their prior work experience and study credentials.
A spokesperson for the National School Chaplain Association said, “Chaplains are indispensable because they accompany students through their increasingly complex and ever-changing educational journey. Chaplains educate the whole person and ensure graduates will not only do good but also be well. What seems to be increasingly clear is that chaplains are essential for the heart and soul of education.”
Interested readers can support the National School Chaplain Association’s mission at https://missiongeneration.app.neoncrm.com/forms/nsca
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