First CSST ClassInternships

Student Internships are offered through Spiritual Support Services through Loyola University's master and doctoral programs as well as regional seminaries and denominational training programs. Fifteen-week semester internships as well as one-year internships are available. Call Spiritual Support Services at 443-849-2054 for more information.

Center for Spiritual Support Training

 GBMC's Center for Spiritual Support Training (CSST) offers specialized training to community clergy and lay leadership in the tools needed for effective ministry to the sick. Because the program is based in a hospital setting, participants gain exposure to a variety of inpatient situations. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) formed between GBMC, Johns Hopkins Hospital and Loyola University allows the organizations to work in conjunction with Spiritual Support Team Photo 1one another to refer students interested in pursuing educational opportunities for ministry.

The 10-week course focuses on developing skills and tools to offer a pastoral presence with another human being, as well as understanding the dynamics between health and illness within a person's environment and is designed for individuals of all faith backgrounds. Students who complete the course will have access to more specialized training programs.

Learn more about what is offered with the course by listening to the following WPOC radio interview by our Executive Director, Chaplain Joe Hart and our faculty member The Rev. Caroline Stewart.

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    Click here to view our CSST brochure or apply now.

    For more information on GBMC's CSST, call 443-849-2055 or e-mail

    Spiritual Support Team Photo 2Ministry Formation

     Students/candidates for ordination from various religious traditions come to GBMC for clinical training in the care of patients and families. Students study in a variety of time frames, which range from six months to one year. Included in their training are both group and individual supervision. Evaluations are completed and recommendations made for continuing toward ordination.

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