About CAPSTONE University

CAPSTONE is a progressive, inter-spiritual, interdenominational, inter-faith, and holistic based center for higher learning that endeavors to educate and assist in the development of forward-thinking leaders and practitioners of Spiritual Care. Our faculty, staff and students are from a wide range of educational, professional, and religious backgrounds, which helps to prepare the learner for successful engagement through education and social support. CAPSTONE represents a global and international community of learners. We utilize the latest technology available to create an online learning environment that is as socially enriching as it is academically comprehensive. We believe that the social bonds created within a cohort group are extremely important to success.

Our Mission

To help students grow theologically, spiritually, and psychologically by providing the skills necessary to identify and design their paths to success. To share a process of encountering the world in a dialogical way that promotes spirituality, wholeness, holism, integration, individuation, healing, and differentiation.

Our Vision

To create an educational environment that supports each student on his/her own path toward wholeness
and to help each one discover a deeper
understanding of his or her own educational and spiritual journeys.

Our Educational Philosophy

We recognize that the student is more than a one-dimensional being. Professors emphasize not only the academics behind each student’s study, but also the experience of connection with the individual’s own self and interaction with other learners in order to gain the skills needed for professional practice.

Receive Your Advanced Spiritual Training Online

CAPSTONE was created to help ministry professionals, spiritual care providers, and skilled caring volunteers to reach their goals of advancing their spiritual training and earning their degrees. At CAPSTONE, we believe that hands-on, life experience in ministry and pastoral work doesn’t come just from textbooks and lectures. Oftentimes, life is the best teacher. Spiritual leadership grows out of the relationships we form with those we support, where providing comfort and hope is the heart of our jobs.

Coming Together in Ministry and Spiritual Care

We may come from many different religious backgrounds and spiritual pathsways, but the goal is clear – we want to serve others and our divine spiritual calling. We also want to help the people we work with to have their own experience of the divine presence in their lives. Whether you are religious, humanist, spiritual-but-not-religious, interspiritual, interfaith, integral, panentheist, or of other spiritual orientation, we can help you move in a direction that is right for you. Together, we work to create the conversation and dialogue necessary to move to the next level of your ministry career.

Many schools require that you subscribe to specific doctrine or dogma. We realize that there isn’t a one-size-fits-all faith tradition. We support all faiths that are serving, nurturing, and promoting peace and well-being for all on earth. We will never ask you to convert to, or evangelize for, a specific faith. That is not our position here at CAPSTONE. We will, however, support you on your journey and help to give you the skills needed to become the spiritual leaders you want to become. You already know what you are searching for, we will help you to get there.

Think Tank

Know that with the help of our partners in the Spiritual Care Association, CAPSTONE University has collected and gathered the largest Think Tank of professional and experts in the area of Spiritual Care on the planet.

Ministry Defined

CAPSTONE defines ministry as “the life path that is in service to others while in connection with one’s own understanding of the divine”. It is the path chosen that moves the individual to a deeper connection with others and a clear understanding of the self.

Individuals involved in ministry are deeply committed to individual self-reflection and social responsibility. They are self-aware and nurturing. Ministry professionals are found in a variety of vocations and avocations such as music ministry, spiritual direction, health care, education, counseling, pastoral care, chaplaincy, religious education, church leadership, church administration, and other religious organizational positions, both professional and volunteer.