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ChIME’s mission is to educate and ordain interfaith leaders who serve with integrity, spiritual presence, and prophetic voice.
weekly classes
Each student is a member of a class cohort that meets once each week - either face-to-face or virtually - beginning in September and ending in June.
monthly workshops
One weekend per month, the blended and in-person cohorts gather for 2 days of immersive workshops. Students may attend in-person workshops or engage asynchronous workshops online. Workshops create an opportunity for students to interact across cohorts as they delve deeply into learning and sharing in a topic that is relevant to all students, regardless of where they are in their ChIME progression.
retreats & Service
Twice a year, students gather for retreat rather than the monthly workshop. The Interfaith Ministry Program also requires 150 hours of volunteer service each year. 

Years in Existence


ChIME Ministry Program

Why choose ChIME?

Students enroll in ChIME’s Interfaith Ministry program for both personal growth and also professional development. The program has ample room for discovery, skill-building, and practice for students seeking to clarify and deepen their own spiritual path as well as those who are seeking to serve their communities as interfaith ministers and community chaplains. 
the chime community

A Program for All

  • For Religious Persons
  • For Ordained
  • For Non-Religious Persons
  • For Not Ordained
  • For Spiritual Persons
  • For All