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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June 9: Chaplaincy Conference 2016 - This year's Chaplain Conference will mark the beginning of our 75th year as an official chaplaincy ministry in the CRCNA. Therefore we will have special guests (including many of our former directors and assistant directors), special gifts (a few small items marked with our 75th logo), and some special activities.
May 10: “Spirituality & Psychology – Duality or Dichotomy” - On June 9 - 11​, 2016,​ many of our chaplains from near and far (U.S., Canada, and possibly some overseas military) will come together at the Prince Center in Grand Rapids for their annual conference with the theme noted above.

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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.
ACPE - Association of Clinical Pastoral Education APC - Association of Professional Chaplains CPE - Clinical Pastoral Education