Sort by

Prayer
20 views
0 shares
0 rating
0 comments

Chaplain Prayers: Death

Prayers for the broken, wounded, and suffering. This is a prayer for chaplains and spiritual companions to share as they walk alongside those who who are dying.

ChaplaincyPrayer
Blog
85 views
4 shares
1 rating
0 comments

Chaplain Stories: A Ministry of Presence

Gordon first met John a few months ago, when John was dying of cancer. John was a crusty and profane old man, a veteran and a recovering alcoholic, uninterested on God or religion. As a hospice chaplain, Gordon often met patients like John, and most of the time they wanted nothing to do with chaplains. John was different, though.

Chaplaincy
Prayer
106 views
0 shares
0 rating
0 comments

Chaplain Prayers: Grief

Prayers for the broken, wounded, and suffering. This prayer is for chaplains and spiritual companions to share as they walk alongside those who are grieving. 

Chaplaincy
Prayer
174 views
0 shares
0 rating
0 comments

Chaplain Prayers: Sickness

Prayers for the broken, wounded, and suffering. This prayer is for chaplains and spiritual companions to share as they walk alongside those who are sick. 

Chaplaincy
Blog
250 views
2 shares
5 rating
3 comments

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.

ChaplaincyDisability Concerns
Blog
398 views
55 shares
0 rating
0 comments

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.

Chaplaincy
Blog
175 views
0 shares
0 rating
0 comments

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. 

Chaplaincy
Blog
142 views
0 shares
1 rating
0 comments

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. 

Chaplaincy
Resource
18 views
0 shares
0 rating
0 comments

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.

Chaplaincy
Guide or Toolkit
13 views
0 shares
0 rating
0 comments

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. 

Chaplaincy
Resource
12 views
0 shares
0 rating
0 comments

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.

Chaplaincy
Guide or Toolkit
15 views
0 shares
0 rating
0 comments

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.

Chaplaincy
Form or Template
23 views
0 shares
0 rating
0 comments

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.

Chaplaincy
Workshop or Training
19 views
0 shares
0 rating
0 comments

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.

Chaplaincy

Pages

RSS