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Interested in Chaplancy?

What is Chaplaincy?

Chaplaincy is a service oriented, needs directed, servant ministry. The chaplain is not in the chaplaincy ministry to serve himself or to meet his needs. He serves those who are in need. He directs his sole attention to those whom he serves and how his ministry will meet their need.

Who is a chaplain?

By definition, a chaplain is "an individual called by God to serve in a pluralistic environment ministering to persons in unique settings". Chaplains, like other ministers, experience a definite call from God to serve. Without the call, a chaplain will not survive in the secular environment. He will "pack his bags" and leave the chaplain ministry at the first sign of conflict. A chaplain bases his life and ministry on God's call. Survival in any environment for a chaplain depends on his faithfulness to God's call. No greater calling exists!

Who can serve?

A Chaplain is male or female, a born-again, baptized believer in Christ, an active member of a local Baptist church, a person of proven integrity and trustworthiness and a person who knows and understands who he/she is.

What does a chaplan do?

A chaplain performs various ministries, one of which is visitation. Chaplains are trained to listen and become the needed counselor. Chaplains know the power of prayer. Chaplains meet physical and social needs. Ordained chaplains minister through performing weddings and funerals.

Chaplains serve in many capacities?

A walk through our website will give you an idea of the many different ways chaplains serve.

Does being a chaplain require training?

Education directly relates to the commitment of a chaplain to serve the Lord to the best of his ability according to his personal skills.

Who offers chaplain training?

We offer a number of ecourses to train chaplains in skills, which will enhance their ministry. Click on the ecourse button to see a list of the courses.

How do you secure a chaplain position?

Chaplains determine chaplain needs and seek opportunites to serve in their local communites.