Mission and Vision

Vision: To provide an unparalleled experience as the most trusted partner for clinical pastoral education. 

Mission is to provide quality, inclusive, and life-transforming clinical pastoral education internationally through online and hybrid modalities to develop competent pastoral clinicians and supervisory educators.

Institutional Outcomes:

  • Provide educational programs that enable self-motivated, independent learners to acquire core competencies.
  • Prepare students to function as competent pastoral caregivers and supervisors/instructors in the marketplace and qualify for credentialing
  • Assess student learning and institutional effectiveness to improve student and educator performance.
  • Provide professional development opportunities to enhance life-long learning.
  • Conduct fiscally responsible planning that balances the institution’s commitment to academic excellence.

Core Values

Integrity: CPEI recognizes that it must demonstrate integrity in its practices and relationships. It is necessary that the organization be able to show not only that it has established policies and procedures, but also that those policies and processes reflect the values and practices of its mission.

Respect: CPEI recognizes the important of treating all certified members and students with respect, dignity, and kindness, regardless of their race, religion, culture, or socioeconomic background. As a theological community we encourage our supervisors-educators, certified members, and students to speak and act in ways that honor the dignity and value of every individual.

Service: CPEI is honored and privileged of giving ourselves, creating one-on-one connections and relationships, and responding to the deepest human needs of everyone we serve. It is our commitment to both train, act, and respond in a theological manner.

Sustainability: We value an institutional culture that is committed to financial, academic and professionalism in all aspects of our organization.