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The Drawing of Jesus Hides a Big Stain

I’m more comfortable with answers than questions, authority than weakness, and qualification by academic degree than qualification by suffering. But I’m learning that effectiveness in chaplaincy requires me to walk into the circle of my discomfort.

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Memorial Day for the Military Chaplain

For Memorial Day, we asked some of our military chaplains to share their thoughts on the holiday, how it is celebrated, and how they remember those who have died serving their country.

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I Understand the Devastation Sin Creates

While serving as a volunteer police chaplain for the Albuquerque Police Department I was called to the scene of a homicide. Here is my conversation with the home owner, who was also a close friend of the deceased. 

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I Can Trust God's Providence

Last month The Banner published a piece called "Why My Reformed Identity Matters." A few of the stories were written by our chaplains. Here is Dirk's story. 

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Paths to Ordination

The routes to minister of the Word and commissioned pastor are described in Church Order Articles 6, 7 8, and 23, cited below, and explained in this document.

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Chaplaincy Endorsement Guidelines

Ecclesiastical endorsement is crucial for chaplains as it provides certification and ministry supervision required by most employers. This document encompasses why endorsement is necessary, how it can be achieved, and how it benefits chaplains' ministries. 

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Chaplaincy Application Procedures

Chaplaincy and Care Ministry provides ecclesiastical endorsement for chaplains through assessment, training, and supervision of chaplains’ ministries. This document entails the required steps to achieve endorsement through the Christian Reformed Church.

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Guidelines for Covenant of Joint Supervision

A Covenant of Joint Supervision is an agreement between a chaplain and their calling church which ensures that chaplains are recognized as ministers and pastors, are supported as persons ordained by the church, and are a genuine extension of the church's ministry.

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Chaplaincy Covenant of Joint Supervision Template

A Covenant of Joint Supervision is developed by the chaplain and their calling church, and is required for chaplaincy endorsement. Chaplains may use the attached template as a starting point as they create their own Covenant of Joint Supervision.

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Application for Chaplaincy Training Support

Chaplaincy training support is available for chaplains-to-be who have a need for additional funds in order to complete Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) or other specialized training. Those who have a need should fill out this application in addition to applying for chaplain endorsement.

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Celebrating Pioneers

During our annual Chaplaincy and Care conference, I had the honor of meeting two pioneers who courageously overcame many challenges and paved the way for my ministry as a chaplain.  

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Who Sent God?

He spends two paragraphs 'guarding the meanings of words' and 'maintaining the integrity of this word,' only to goof it up by calling God a sent one? That is a very difficult proposition to swallow.

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Fall Awareness: Chaplaincy Sunday is November 20

Pray with us for the safety and effectiveness of chaplains who represent our denomination and our King in many places you would not expect: from aircraft carriers to children's hospitals and from boiler rooms to board rooms. 

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