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Office of Mission and Ministry 

Pastoral Care

As a people of Christian commitment, pastoral care affirms an environment where persons “of all creeds and those of none may come with equal confidence”, realizing the dream of Dr. George W. Truett, one of Baylor’s founders. Chaplains foster respect for the spiritual and emotional needs of patients, families and staff. By compassionate service to people in chaotic or jubilant times, chaplains attest to the sacredness of life. 

Baylor chaplains are committed to providing effective ministry to people and their families who receive medical care at a Baylor hospital. Pastoral care may work in close collaboration with physicians, nursing staff, administrative staff, local clergy and others involved in a patient's care.

Baylor staffs 40 chaplains and 40 on-call or fill-in chaplains who assist patients and their families 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Additionally, Baylor has more than 100 volunteers from all major faiths supporting patients with their spiritual needs.

Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE)

As an accredited clinical training center in the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Baylor began to offer intensive training for in-depth pastoral ministry. Through the department's training and certification of clergy, seminarians, and qualified lay persons, Baylor equips ministers to meet the credentialing requirements of professional chaplaincy organizations.

Our CPE program attracts students from around the world and prepares them for effective ministry in a wide variety of international settings. Through the years, Baylor has trained more than 700 ministers from eighteen denominations and fifteen countries spanning five continents in the clinical pastoral education program, resulting in an influence from this faculty that is felt worldwide.

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Faith in Action Initiatives

Baylor employees are extending their reach around the world to those in need through Faith in Action Initiatives. Learn more about how the Baylor difference has impacted over 27 countries.

Learn More About Faith in Action Initiatives

Faith in Action Initiatives

Baylor employees are extending their reach around the world to those in need through Faith in Action Initiatives. Learn more about how the Baylor difference has impacted over 27 countries.

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