School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Chaplain, Chaplaincy, Education, Inmate, Prison, Prison Ministry
Christianity | Missions and World Christianity | Other Religion | Practical Theology | Religion
Mobley, Aaron, "A Manual for an Evangelical State Prison Chaplaincy" (2016). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 1256.
This thesis will include the practical guidelines for prison chaplaincy in local state Department of Corrections. The goal would be to develop an instruction manual for new evangelical ministers entering into the State Prison Chaplaincy. Prison chaplains are frequently unprepared for ministry to incarcerated individuals. Chaplaincy is a difficult position and the prison environment adds to the difficulty. Too often Chaplains are under trained which magnifies the complexity of the position. In the prison environment they are trained in security issues but the religious issues are left untouched. This manual will assist newly hired Chaplains to become better acquainted with the office of Chaplaincy. It will also assist them from entering into serious discouragement and disillusion. This thesis will utilize surveys and questionnaires of all the DOC Chaplain’s, Federal Chaplain’s and administrative Wardens and their years of experience to assist with a manual for new Chaplains. This manual will offer practical advice for new Chaplains in the prison environment.