CPE Programs

Clinical Pastoral Education Programs

Residency Program

August 29, 2022 – September 1, 2023

This professional, experienced based education program is an opportunity to develop one’s pastoral leadership and ministry skills. We are accepting applications for 3 ACPE Level I/II 12-month Residency positions that begin August 31, 2020. Three units are offered with four weeks in each unit for ministry and integration. Tuition is $1,000 per unit, for a total of $3,000 for the year-long residency. Residents receive a stipend of $31,700 plus full-time employee benefits.

Qualifications are as follows:

  • MDiv degree or equivalent
  • Faith group endorsement
  • Satisfactory completion of 1 ACPE unit of CPE

Application deadline: February 1, 2022

 

Please send ACPE application along with a $75 application fee, to:

Rev. Karl Van Harn, DMIn or Rev. Kathy Bird DeYoung, DMin
Pastoral Services & CPE
Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services
300 68th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49548

Karl Van Harn: 616.281.6363 x2902 | karl.vanharn@pinerest.org

Kathy Bird DeYoung: 616.281.6363 x2831 | kathy.birddeyoung@pinerest.org

Autumn Extended Unit

October 6, 2022 – March 30, 2023

This professional, experienced based education program is an opportunity to develop one’s pastoral leadership and ministry skills. This part-time unit meets one day each week on Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for 24 weeks. An additional 16 hours of ministry in one’s own ministry site or through Pine Rest is required.

Application deadline: July 1, 2022.

Summer Unit

May 31, 2022 – August 12, 2022

This professional, experienced based education program is an opportunity to develop one’s pastoral leadership and ministry skills. This full-time unit runs for 11 weeks at 40 hours per week.

Still accepting applications.

Latinx Extended CPE Unit in Spanish

February 2, 2022 – November 16, 2022

This professional, experienced based education program is an opportunity to develop one’s pastoral leadership and ministry skills in Spanish. This part-time unit meets one evening each week on Wednesdays from 6:00–9:00 p.m. and an additional four all-day Saturday retreats for 37 weeks. In addition, a minimum of 6 hours of ministry each week, in one’s own church or ministry site, is required.

This is the only CPE program, accredited by the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education, offered completely in Spanish in the state of Michigan.

Programa Latino de Educación Pastoral Clínica (CPE, por sus siglas en inglés)

Este es un programa de educación basado en la experiencia profesional, que le da al estudiante la oportunidad para desarrollar su liderazgo pastoral y mejorar sus habilidades ministeriales completamente en español. Este programa, que es de tiempo parcial, dura 37 semanas en total. Las reuniones son los miércoles de 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. cada semana. Dicho programa requiere que se cumpla con cuatro retiros que se llevan a cabo cuatro sábados durante todo el día. Otro requisito es que el estudiante debe servir un mínimo de seis horas cada semana en una iglesia u otro sitio ministerial durante las 37 semanas del programa.

Es el único programa de CPE, acreditado por la Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (Asociación de Educación Pastoral Clínica) que se ofrece completamente en español en el estado de Michigan.