Welcome to Pastoral Education Services
We would like to welcome you to Florida Hospital's Pastoral Education Department website:
- As an ACPE, Inc. accredited Clinical Pastoral Education center our focus is on providing practical theological education in a clinical setting. An inductive learning process is the foundation of this method of pastoral formation and skill development education. The individual learning process engaged in CPE makes our CPE programs an important part of spiritual care training for: clergy in all settings, lay people who minister in their faith community and for those who are sensing a call to chaplaincy - pastoral ministry in a specialized setting.
- As a partner in nurturing and educating Seventh-day Adventist pastors called to ministry in the hospital setting our department has a joint program which combines CPE, academic education, and ministry internships within Florida Hospital. This collaborative program brings together the resources and vision of Adventist Health System, Andrews University Theological Seminary and the Florida Conference of Seventh-day Adventists in a unique program of pastoral formation.
- We are honored to serve alongside other ministries, both here at Florida Hospital and throughout the community. As you are considering how best to prepare for your ministry calling we hope that these resources will aid and support you.
We look forward to participating in your development and training as a spiritual care provider and would like to help in whatever ways we can. Please feel free to contact our department with your questions regarding any of the programs we offer.
Grace and peace,
Director of Pastoral Education, Florida Hospital