A chaplain is an extension of the church’s ministry to persons away from home wherever they may be, in the military, on a hospital bed, in a correctional facility, or laboring within their work environment. They are called by God and endorsed by Church of God Ministries to take his message and indwelling presence to people wherever they are. They are full- or part-time employees, or volunteers. They are ordained clergypersons who minister within an institutional setting and pluralistic environment.
Endorsement is an affirmation by the church that a person is in “good standing” and will perform ministry in accordance with the general practices and beliefs of the Church of God reformation movement on behalf of Church of God Ministries. Ecclesiastically endorsed chaplains have presented evidence of having advanced education, experience, and skills necessary for the specialized ministry for which they are endorsed.
Applicants for Military Reserve or National Guard appointments participate in the same endorsing procedures as active duty appointments, and it is understood that such applicants are willing to enter active duty if called upon during an emergency situation. Military active duty chaplaincy applicants should have at least two years of pastoral experience. All applicants for military chaplaincy must be willing to be worldwide-deployable.
Military chaplain candidate program applicants must have acceptance to, or be in, a minimum of a 72-hour post-graduate degree program as a full-time student to receive a letter of approval.
Check requirements carefully to determine eligibility. Consult with the institution, organization, or area military officer program recruiter to determine all qualification prerequisites.
If you believe you are eligible, secure application forms below, or by contacting Chaplain Ministries at 800-848-2464 or by e-mail at RChapman@chog.org.