Chaplaincy & Care Ministry

Chaplains are called by the church to extend the ministry of Christ to persons in institutional and specialized settings.” (Acts Of Synod 2003, p. 55) Chaplains are usually pastors with specialized training who serve in institutional settings such was prisons, hospitals, hospice, long-term care, counseling centers, industrial and workplace and military installations. Read More

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March 4: 2015 Chaplains Conference -

The 2015 Chaplains conference will be held in Grand Rapids at the Prince Center, May 28-30. For details go here.

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March 3: Chaplain Sunday is November 22, 2015 -

I encourage you to think creatively about this day in advance.  Our chaplains have stories of God's wondrous grace; stories our churches need to hear. Here are some resources to help you plan this event…

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Chaplains are usually pastors with specialized training who serve in institutional settings, such as prisons, hospitals, hospice, long-term care, counseling centers, industrial and workplace and military installations.
See our list of chaplains and browse a map showing where they are serving.
Information about the upcoming chaplains conference and archives from past events.
First-person accounts that provide a window into the world of our chaplains.
Resources for you and your church to support military personnel and their families.
Resources to assist your church in celebrating the Kingdom impact of chaplaincy ministries.
Help your church learn about, pray for, and celebrate the unique ministry of chaplains.
Please consider making a donation to, or taking an offering for, the Chaplains Development Fund.
Here's a list of key documents for chaplains and the churches who support them.
Check out these websites for chaplaincy job openings and residency opportunities.
For a list of APC approved CPE training facilities go to the ACPE website at