Please take a few minutes to review our chaplaincy programs.

MILITARY CHAPLAINCY

This application packet is for ordained men who feel called of God to a ministry with Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard, Air Guard, or Civil Air Patrol personnel. Upon completion of the packet, the materials can be returned electronically or via the United States Postal Service. All contact information is listed on the application.

INSTITUTIONAL CHAPLAINCY (VOCATIONAL)

This application packet is for ordained men who feel called of God to a ministry in hospital, veterans affairs, police, fire, emergency services, corporate America, or other arenas of vocational chaplaincy. Please note that each agency or jurisdiction has its own particular qualifications for hiring chaplains. Specialized training (such as Clinical Pastoral Education) may be required in addition to ordination. All inquiries for employment should be made to the particular business or agency. Upon completion of the application packet, the materials can be returned electronically or via the United States Postal Service. All contact information is listed on the application.

COMMUNITY SERVICE (VOLUNTEER)

This application packet is for ordained men who feel led of the Lord to reach into their neighborhood through a volunteer ministry with police, fire, or emergency service departments; athletics; or other community organizations that require endorsement. Upon completion of the application packet, the materials can be returned electronically or via the United States Postal Service. All contact information is listed on the application.

ENDORSEMENT FOR LAY MINISTRY

Some institutional and community service chaplaincy ministries do not require ordination. Laymen and laywomen who evidence a growing understanding of Scripture and an ability to minister to the people within the particular institution are encouraged to work with their pastor to seek GARBC endorsement. In lieu of ordination, applicants should request a commissioning service by their church and a letter from their pastor affirming their demonstrated fitness for this particular chaplaincy position. This process will need to be repeated if the applicant moves to a different church. Upon completion of the application packet, the materials can be returned electronically or via the United States Postal Service. All contact information is listed on the application.